That's a good point, not sure how much of a concern that hot metal against silicon would be. In my case I was never trying to stuff too much in there so I'm sure the cap wasn't heavily pressed into the gasket, but still.Nice find! Just tried this method with a small nug filling less than half the bowl, about a dozen tasty rips at 198c/390f. A bit of a tight fit snapping on the mouthpiece holder, but on my year old unit not concerned. Definitely one to use in quick situations!
Edit: Seconf time around, less than half bowl with no lid cap on top…..
I’m not digging that the dosing cap is making contact with the silicone area constantly, so gonna stop this method.