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I am building my stand and it will have a laminate top. I'm thinking I don't really want to set the BK directly on it. Looking for some ideas if you have any.

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I am building my stand and it will have a laminate top. I'm thinking I don't really want to set the BK directly on it. Looking for some ideas if you have any.
My stand has that "running boards" metal on it. I have no idea where the guy who built it got it, but it works great because it cleans up so well and doesn't get hot. The photo is hard to see:



That's version 2.2 or something (it's changed quite a bit since the photo again!) but you can see the stuff I'm talking about. It's actually pretty shiny and not unattractive. My MLT and HLT are currently bottom draining, and it's not easy to cut through but it's possible but it doesn't sound like that matters to you.

(I know the stand is uglier than heck, but it works. Just look at that metal sheeting, please! )
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Diamond plate!!!!!! Yes. Not "running boards metal stuff".
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I set them on milk crates for now. I do have a stainless prep table I will eventually set up

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I have a wooden stand that I built and I bought corkboard off of Amazon to put under my BK.

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Diamond plate!!!!!! Yes. Not "running boards metal stuff".
"Running boards metal" makes any stand look pretty - yours included. Thanks for the idea.

I'm thinking also of a large trivet - like antique maybe. Or also thought about buying a single granite or ceramic tile.
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"Running boards metal" makes any stand look pretty - yours included. Thanks for the idea.

I'm thinking also of a large trivet - like antique maybe. Or also thought about buying a single granite or ceramic tile.
Ceramic tile would be gorgeous. I'm accident prone, so I wanted something that wouldn't break. I drop stuff all the time, and I clean up a LOT of spills.

The outside of the E-kettles do get quite hot, as I'm sure you know. A large trivet look would be awesome.
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My E-kettles also are on a wooden bench, and are resting on thick, round placemats from Kohl's.
(http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-442181/sonoma-life-style-striated-round-placemat.jsp)

They are 20 gallon Blichmanns, which have flat bottoms and fit perfectly on the circumference of the placemat. Many people use cork, which is very heat resistant (and relatively expensive) but I figure that my HLT never goes above 170 degrees Fahrenheit, My mash tun is usually around 154 or so, and my boil kettle (of course) is at 212. I have never had any issues with the bench beneath the mat getting too warm or warping. Works great for me. And, because of the nice alignment with the bottom of the Blichmanns, you can't even see them! And at $3.00 each, it's hard to beat. Works for me.

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