This is really simple but crazy effective. I will ship future machines with a split-mat so you can use it in it's intended manner or use it as a dry-only machine for ultrasonic or otherwise processed records.
The mat will come in two pieces, an inner section for drying wet records, protects the label and avoids "wet platter mats" There is 3/16" clearance under the record so everything is safe.
Drop the outer ring on and you can clean in the traditional way or pre-clean before you drop it in the ultrasonic tank.
There will be no price increase.