Hi Kim. I saw that a couple of years ago you had posted about your table top getting too hot. I didn't see if you had ever found out what the problem was and what it took to fix it. I just had a table built and am experiencing the same thing with it being hottest around the hinge area. The gasket is about 2.5" higher than the table top and I have about 3/4"-1" space between egg and table top.
Any help would be appreciated.