Hi, I'm hoping a fellow owner of a Fowlers Vacola Electric Preserving Kit can help me. I need to know the measurements of the metal plate that goes inside the preserving kit in able to replicate one. We have acquired a second-hand current model kit that still works but was missing a lid and the plate. I bought a replacement lid at Fowlers, but they don't sell the plate, and we thought they'd be a little miffed if we broke out a tape measure in the store and started measuring up the plate. Having seen it we know we can make one as long as we have the correct measurements - width of the piece of metal itself included please. I have tried registering on the phpBB Australian preserving forum but the admin must be on holidays or something as my registration needs to be but has not yet been approved.