So I have the MWF in the ceramic bowl, and have used it for years. I have had it crack and be a bit dry when it goes out of rotation for several months. Now, whenever I use it, I leave water on the surface, and not a small amount. Perhaps a tablespoon or two. No matter what, within a day, it has absorbed all the water. I have the lid on, so it is not evaporating, but man, it sure likes a drink. No more problem with it drying out though. Anyone else try this? Mine has been grated and pressed down in the bowl so the extra space around the puck is gone, and it completely fills the ceramic bowl.