The stock surface has a semi-rigid base (I think it's fiberglass) that can flex enough to make getting larger pieces started fairly easy, but I've still got a couple of areas on the outer areas of the print bed (might even be outside of the "official" 220mm size) where the first layer print is exceptionally thin so there's really nothing to get a hold of. Soaking in Alcohol seems to work most of the time, but sometimes it's just too thin.Not sure if one is available or not for the ender 3, but I have a removable flexible print surface for my prusa and love it to bits. If there was one available I would jump on it in a second for the ender.
Yeah, it's only the pro that has the removable magnetic bed. The stock model comes with a semi-rigid bed that the surface is glued to and then it's clipped to the y carriage with those triangular paper clips....The ender 3 doesnt have the magnetic bed? I guess the pro version eh..
I wonder if you couldnt glue the magnetic bed onto the glass bed, that way you can simply lift up the corner of the bed allowing you to easily peal off your model.
Well, they do have an "authentic" Creality kit which includes the BLTouch and everything needed to upgrade an ender 3 (stock or pro). The most recent kits even include a usb firmware "burner" which compensates for the lack of boot loader.See its totally worth it
I am honestly surprised Creatlity hasn't come up with a "clone" and included it with the printer. Or even a clone of the Prusa one.