I have some left over granite counter top, smooth on top rough on bottom. The rough part looks like it would be ideal for wedging. Anyone tried this? I could probably just hose the thing off to clean it. ALSO, I have some extra kiln wire that looks like it would make a dandy diagonal cut wire. I have twisted it tightly about 12 times and created a loop on each end. My understanding is that element wire and stainless steel are one-in-the-same, or at least, kissin' cousins. So, even though it's not stranded cable, I expect it will work ok in a fixed application.