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Crafting a Coffee Savior: DIY Silicone Washer for ZWILLING Enfinigy Glass Coffee Maker

In the world of coffee aficionados, a malfunctioning coffee maker is a crisis. A while back, my husband's prized ZWILLING Enfinigy Glass coffee maker faced a major setback—a missing washer crucial for controlling water flow. Despite reaching out to Zwilling and scouring every hardware store, a replacement seemed elusive. What's a crafty person to do for her coffee-deprived husband? Craft a solution! In this blog post, I'll share the steps to create a DIY silicone washer from a food-grade counter mat. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, read on for a crafty fix!

Measurements Matter:

  • Use a 6" digital caliper to measure the spring and the post it fits over.

  • Measure the groove it fits into.

Cricut Design Space :

  • Create a circle for the dimensions of the washer

  • Create another circle for the dimensions of the hole in the center.

  • Place the two circles on top of each other

  • Select both circles and use the align function

  • Align them vertically and horizontally.

  • Select both circles again and Slice them.

  • Remove all of the unnecessary sliced pieces.

Create a Custom Material Setting:

  • Click Browse All Materials

  • Click material settings at the bottom

  • Scroll all the way to the bottom and click "Add New Material"

  • New Material Name "Silicone 2 MM"

  • Click Save

  • Back at the top slide all the way to 350

  • Click Fine-Point Blade

  • Set Multi-Cut to 4x

  • Click Save

Material Prep:

  • Purchase food-grade, heat-resistant silicone mats (I used 2.0 mm) - [Amazon Affiliate link ].

  • Cut the necessary amount of silicone.

  1. Cricut Crafting:

    • Attach the silicone to a strong Cricut mat using painter's tape.

    • In Cricut Design Space, make the project.

    • Load the mat and cut the washers.

Crafting a silicone washer for the ZWILLING Enfinigy Glass coffee maker turned out to be a game-changer, bringing our coffee oasis back to life. If you ever face a similar washer woe, this DIY solution is here for you. And for the food-grade silicone mats, you can find them [here](Amazon Affiliate link). Craft on, coffee lovers!

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