Dan, I have both of these poppers, and the Pop Lite gets the hottest.
When I roast on the back porch in the morning (NOT recently!), the heaters
have never switched off- always continued to glow. So they're pretty fast
machines and would roast to oblivion if you just ran them for ten minutes.
The thermal switch never cycled
Six or seven minutes to Vienna is a real blast. I wanted to get at least ten
minutes before Crack2. The only appliance that allowed it was a refurb Fresh
Roast. Nice learning roaster, and I curse the day I gave away the (3) Master
heat guns I repaired with the biggest heater coils available from W.W.
Graingers' Chicago parts department.
One went to a friend with a micro screen printing business. I also built her
a 24inch conveyor dryer for her little Pearl Street Boulder shop- years ago.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976