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Topic: 500 Watt bread machine has enough heat to burn beans!! (2 msgs / 53 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
I saw that last night in my insomnia wanderings, Stu. Neato.
What I don't understand is the modding you did to get the switches on 
the front of the bread machine. can you say a bit more about this?
vicki
Stu Lieberman wrote:
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2) From: raymanowen
Stu, you'd better assist your un assisted bread machine.
You thought maybe your machine that bakes bread at around 350  F would
happily roast coffee at maybe 100 hotter?
The problem is- the heater has no problem attaining roasting temperatures,
and even more if a relay or FET shorts. The BM designer has to allow for th=
e
failure in the control section that would turn on full power to the heater.
At 500 watts rated, the heater develops 1,707 BTUH
Duh- That's nothing, or is it?
Since a BTU is defined as the (heat) energy required to raise the
temperature of a pound of water at 39F? by one degree, the enclosed 500
watt heater  could turn the BM's confines into a miniature Hell in nothing
flat!
My Dak/ Welbuilt has a 750 watt rating. Probably mostly heater, since it
doesn't run simultaneous to the motor. It also has a cooling blower. Some
possibilities, but a nasty problem- the paddle isn't integral with the brea=
d
pan. It sticks up through a hole in the bottom of the pan, which bayonets
over the paddle/ drive shaft.
That works fine for baking bread because the pan's locked in place before
the ingredients go in. The bread loaf won't leak out afterwards.
Sure makes a dynamite loaf of bread- cooled and all. Likes to wander when i=
t
kneads the dough.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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