We have upgraded the Lotus Black Cap so it runs hotter. Starting in July 2016 a smaller spacer is being used under the cap hot plate. This spacer is half the width of the former spacer, absorbs less heat from the hot plate and transfers less heat to the wood frame.
It is available as an accessory and is fully interchangeable with the spacer on older Black Caps. This spacer is used on all new Black Caps.