Originally Posted by NewBrewB
3) Think hard about the power cable design. Even though Kal's design is great for keeping water out of your electricity where the cable meets the element, having a long (heavy) black cable hanging off of it really is a pain. I'm not sure what the solution would have been, but there has to be another way that would make cleaning them easier. I also almost had a problem with temp probe cable lengths but ordered the whatever deluxe ones and they were long enough.
Don't disconnect them. Make how you clean part of the design. That's what I did. Nothing in my boil kettle is unplugged to clean it. It's simply tilted sideways into sink right besideand then sprayed clean while I wipe with a sponge.
The Layout was done like this on purpose to make cleaning the easiest possible. The HLT never gets disconnected as it never needs to get cleaned.
The MLT gets the temp probe disconnected and it's cleaned on the left of the sink (tilted into the sink) while boiling.