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Old 02-07-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Cheap source of silicon for gaskets, etc.

Someone posted awhile back about a local source for silicon gaskets in hopes of avoiding costly shipping for an inexpensive item. Enter the local dollar store. I stopped by one to pick up a spatula to make a couple of gaskets from, and lo and behold, they had silicon baking molds, roughly 5 in. diameter for, you guessed it, a dollar!! I will have enough for my kettle, MLT, and HLT. Keep your eyes open!!


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Sweet Find! I'd have never thought of that.


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I had replied to that thread to suggest a cheap silicon spatula, and someone else opined about the silicon baking pans. I never thought I would see the smaller ones at a dollar store. They are nice and thick. The one I bought is star-shaped, and over an inch tall. I'm sure I could cut a dozen gaskets from it. Package said it is good to 380* or so.
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I had replied to that thread to suggest a cheap silicon spatula, and someone else opined about the silicon baking pans.
That was me. I bought one to use and then didn't need it. Still some silcone is good up to 500 deg and a quick solution if you can't find a gasket.
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