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sancho240
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 3:24am
Subject: Rubber Mat
 

I want to place a mat on the bottom of my Cellini and Mazzer Mini, so I can keep my counter top tidy, especially when coffee grind is flying everywhere.
I've thought of cork, but feel like cork in general is too porous.  I was thinking maybe thick rubber material (think of a much thicker Yoga mat), but those are pretty hard to find around.  Especially when I only need a couple 2-3 yards at most.  I've also seen some people use cutting boards, but I feel like that's a bit overkill.  I've been to Home Depot, Lowes,  etc w/ no luck.  


Anyone have any suggestions on what material to use and where I can get it?
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 8:49am
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sancho240 Said:

I want to place a mat on the bottom of my Cellini and Mazzer Mini, so I can keep my counter top tidy, especially when coffee grind is flying everywhere.
I've thought of cork, but feel like cork in general is too porous.  I was thinking maybe thick rubber material (think of a much thicker Yoga mat), but those are pretty hard to find around.  Especially when I only need a couple 2-3 yards at most.  I've also seen some people use cutting boards, but I feel like that's a bit overkill.  I've been to Home Depot, Lowes,  etc w/ no luck.  


Anyone have any suggestions on what material to use and where I can get it?

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Find a cheap yoga mat.  We had one and before you know it we were cutting it up for dog mats for their kennels, spacers, etc.  Works great and is cheap.

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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 4:00pm
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Find a cheap yoga mat.  We had one and before you know it we were cutting it up for dog mats for their kennels, spacers, etc.  Works great and is cheap.

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Is that mat OK for being near a heat source?

I've discovered my Fiorenzato Bric occasionally overflows its drain cup and am afraid of it leaving some kind of residue on my quartz counters. So I'm looking at putting something underneath my machine as well. Was thinking of a dish drying mat like this OXO. It can double as a trivet (to 450 F) so heat isn't a problem.
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 7:06pm
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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2013, 4:56pm
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my thought would be to get one of those silicone sheets that are typically meant to be used as a flat and high tech version of a trivet.

here are some industrial versions that would seem appropriate:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ecatalog/N-1z0ccps

Advantages include extreme temperature resistance.

hope this helps!

PS:  the color would be an issue for me.  i would prefer something a bit "cleaner" looking rather than this pitch black sheet.  silicone white would be nice but it is jarring on top of an attractive stone countertop  :(    Anyone has any other ideas?
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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:08pm
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Well, I won't recommend any mat to be placed near heat/fire source. It is too risky. If anything happens then you would repent on why you did it in the first place. Cleaning things are irritating I know, but don't put your life at stake because of that.

 
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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 8:34am
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Perhaps a silicone pot holder?

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 9:29am
Subject: Re: Rubber Mat
 

FinnFelton Said:

Well, I won't recommend any mat to be placed near heat/fire source. It is too risky. If anything happens then you would repent on why you did it in the first place. Cleaning things are irritating I know, but don't put your life at stake because of that.

Posted April 19, 2013 link

according to manufacturers, silicone pot holders seem to withstand heat rather well.  i don't know know for sure, as silicone feels rubbery to me, but they do use silicone for oven mitts, pot holders, etc, and they mostly have claims up to an incredibly high temperature.

please see this OXO brand matt:

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

or, these very thin, silicone placemats are actually even better as they are completely smooth and even, without the possibility of items placed on it rocking:

Click Here (www.amazon.com)
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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2013, 6:09am
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My grinder makes a mess also because of the static. It's easier for me to clean the counter without a mat in place. Less nooks and crannies for the grounds to hide in.
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