$5 down the drain! Literally!
Tonight I had the steam valve to my fairly new rice cooker soaking in a coffee mug in the sink. When I went to clean the valve the rubber gasket was missing. I looked everywhere.
I think what must have happened is when I drained the noodles for dinner the water must have gone into the coffee mug pushing out the gasket and it went down the drain...into the garbage disposal. SIGH!
Hubby looked at it and we determined that his time was worth more than the $5 for a new valve. So a new valve is on it's way. I'm glad that it wasn't too expensive and should be here soon.