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Topic: rumors about the next generation Hottop? (44 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
On Sun, 4 Jun 2006 01:20:37 +0200 "Claus Thøgersen"  wr=
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Hi,
Some days ago someone posted here, I think on the topic of wich roaster to
choose, writing that there will be a new redesigned Hottop out in the US in
about 6 months time.
I checked the official Hottop sites both Taiwan and US, butnothing there.
Any news on what we can expect in a redesigned unit. It seemed from the pos=
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to be clear that there will not be advanced profile options?
--Hello Claus, unfortunately the Hottop is not to keen on promoting
upcomming products on the website (which I think would actually be
great for business). From what I have heard, the new Hottop will be
released in 4-6 months from now in the U.S. It will be programmable,
meaning you will be able to alter the roast profile as much as you
want before the roast. Unfortunately, once you begin the roast, you
will not be able to change anything (except hopefully, atleast the
time)- meaning no temp change "in roasto". It will apparrently have an
LCD screen though, with temp and time readouts at the very least (what
else if anything, I don't know). It just may have the ability to link
into excel after the roast as well, so you can graph your roast. I
haven't got the latest update on that yet, but I did mention to them
in an email that it would greatly enhance the performance and value of
the machine, and they should really try hard to get that feature
installed. Unfortunately, I don't think it will graph "in roasto".
Maybe they can work on that for one of their following units (which I
also mentioned to them). It will probably run around $800- $1000. Any
other questions I think there are one or two more people on the list
who can answer better than I. FYI, they will also be releasing
(further into the future) both a larger capacity (3 or 5 lbs) and a
smaller capacity roaster as well. These, I beleive are in much earlier
stages in development.
Best Wishes, and Happy Roasting, Jeremy


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