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My seal has a rubbery smell.Updated a year ago

The AeroPress seal is actually not made of rubber but rather of silicone.  It is the same material that is widely used in kitchens for spatulas, cupcake pans, hot mitts, and many other items. We don't know why you are noticing a rubbery smell on your seal, but it is not the smell of the silicone. We suggest you remove the seal from the plunger and thoroughly wash it inside and out with warm, soapy water.

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