http://www.comforthouse.com/cuiscorblen.htmlI'm wondering how this might perform as a coffee roaster. It seems to be a competitor to the stir-crazy...Ya think the higher price translates to enough heat, so that we can dispense with the Turbo Oven part of the SC/TO combo?
My guess is that the TO part of the SC/TO is the most important part due to the convection heat transfer and the amount of power. People who leave the SC element on have reported "tipping" of the beans due to uneven heating... Not trying to be a naysayer-- just my thoughts. On 6/18/06, Angelo wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
Angelo, My wife brought one home on Friday and when I saw the stirring arms and how it works I to thought it might be good. I noted that it is rated at 1000 watts, and has a Teflon coating, which could be removed, that we weren't too happy about. The watts could be boosted a bit. Not for me.... I don't think. But I did see the possibilities right away and wondered if others were on to it. Rob
There's been a couple of us working on a similiar project, and no telling how many others are also experimenting one way or another that just aren't posting or sharing their thoughts. I have used a SC/TO for awhile with great results, but I like to tinker and experiment so I have been working on the UFO. Here's the link: http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/homeroast/236604In a nutshell, I started out very excited about it and my first roast with it turned out well. I dropped the batch sizes down then it started to not do very well. But I am considering trying its motor out in the Stir Crazy. So if you do decide to experiment, which I think is neat and fun and worthwhile, make sure you still keep your SC handy. :) -james On 6/18/06, Rob Stewart wrote: <Snip>