What material is the burner gasket on a cooktop that goes between the bezel, and burner?


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I was going to buy a new cook top, but with the new named brand cook tops going at, or around $1k, and the lower end cook tops being mostly China junk I figured it was cheaper to just refirbish our old Kitchenaid sealed burner cook top.

Also, our old cook top was fairly expensive way back in the '90s, and was really made well. The only issues are the bezels around the burner had started to rust out [for which I found, and ordered replacements today].

Anyway, there is some type of gasket that goes between the bezel, and the burner. The best I can describe it is looking something like cotton.

Being that the cook top is so old the gaskets are obsolete. However, the gaskets should be easy to make since they are just round with a hold in the middle, but I don't know the material from which they are made.

Does anyone know what material this stuff is? Sorry, no pictures, but like I said, it looks just like cotton, and tears like cotton.

Also, if I can just buy the gasket by size the large burner is 3.5" od, and the small burner is 2 3/16" od. So pretty much any doughnut gasket with an id listed above [3.5", and 2 3/16"] would work.



The cook top is a Kitchenaid model KGCT305BBL0

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Hello,

Most are rubber, heat resistant rubber but I have seen some made of a cork like substance.. I have not seen anything like a cotton.. I would say best bet would be if you are going to go through the expense of having gaskets made you would be safe with a thin rubber gasket or seal
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I was thinking, and I can't see why high heat RTV silicon wouldn't work?
I've used it for years instead of header gaskets on many vehicles without any problems.










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it might... it is oil and heat resistant though I would just keep an eye on the burner function for a while to make sure you don't develop a leak while the burners are on







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