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Topic: Another lurker whose I-Roast bit the dust...now what??? (7 msgs / 122 lines)
1) From: Julie Yarrington
Hi all,
I have been lurking and learning for a while.  I roasted with a poppery,
upgraded to an i-roast(that just died).  NOW WHAT?  HG/DB, Grill Roast,
Behmoor, or HG/BM(looks interesting).  I thought the HG/BM would be the way
for me to go, but can't seem to find a BM without teflon.  For the time
being I am using my son's pop corn popper........hope he doesn't notice!  I
wanted not to spend the $$$ on the Behmoor with Santa on his
way.......................PLEASE ADVISE.....I need to do something and
soon..........GLAD I AM A HOMEROASTER....can't stand any other coffee that
fresh wonderful beans................
Thanks,
the other Julie

2) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
Julie Yarrington wrote:
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Julie,
    I was using a Toastmaster 1148X with good results.  The only problem 
I had with it was that the mixer blade would occasionally bind on the 
green beans early in the roast and end up tossing up to a few 
tablespoons worth out before the beans were swollen enough to no longer 
get under the blade.  Vicki http://coffeecrone.com/)pointed me towards 
the Sunbeam 5891 that she'd been using.  I ordered one from Amazon and 
it's been working perfectly for me.  No more jumping beans and I still 
have the Toastmaster in the basement in case this one ever fails.
    Sunbeam 5891:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00067REBU    pat----

3) From: Julie Yarrington
I have an old BM in the basement that I can modify(has a plastic blade), but
it also has a non stick surface.  Is that a problem?  I looked at the
Vicki's site...........love the idea of a cheap larger volume roasting
scenario!
Thanks Pat!!!!
the other Julie
On Dec 10, 2007 6:48 PM, Patrick R. Sklenar  wrote:
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4) From: Vicki Smith
Ahhh, Teflon off gassing. It off-gasses at 460ish degrees F. My Sunbeam 
uses a different coating, but it is not necessarily any better.
For an anti-Teflon POV see:http://tuberose.com/Teflon.htmlBeans get that hot if you go into second crack and beyond, but I doubt 
the sides of the bread pan do. At second the beans are having an 
exothermic party in the pan, but the pan itself doesn't party on.
vicki
Julie Yarrington wrote:
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5) From: Vicki Smith
PS: I don't know if it means anything, but abused Teflon pans peel and 
even look dangerous. My bread pan does not show any signs of that after 
a whole lot of roasting in it.
For me there are two separate issues. The first is if some sort of 
noxious chemicals are getting into the beans. I have no idea of this is 
happening. The second is if it is safe to stand over the bread machine 
and breathe it all in. I've been using a mask because I have problems 
with the smoke from roasting these days. I don't know if it would also 
protect me from the gases the pan's coating *might* be releasing.
v

6) From: Demian Ebert
Julie -
Consider looking at to stir crazy/torbo oven combo. I've been using
this for a couple of years now. It's affordable ($40 SC and $60 TO).
However it does take some tinkering to modify the stirring arms. Take
a look at the archives for the list. There are a couple of folks who
have great SCTO websites. I just don't have access to them at the
moment.
Demian

7) From: Allon Stern
On Dec 11, 2007, at 6:48 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
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Note that the gasses given off by overheated teflon are especially  
dangerous to birds. I know someone who had a cockatoo; they didn't  
have any teflon pans in the house. A housekeeper brought her own,  
overheated it, and the bird ended up dying. If you have any feathered  
friends, be especially vigilant.
Theoretically, you could bead-blast the coating off of the pan. Any  
self-respecting machine shop should be able to help you there ;)
-
allon


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