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Topic: electric single burner warmer? (3 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Frank Awbrey
After spending the last 10 mos or so using my Walgreen's air popper, I wish
to go to a roasting system where I can roast more beans at one sitting. I'm
getting tired of 2 or 3 batches a couple times a week.
So, since a I have a whirley pop type of stove top roaster that I can use, I
am looking for an electric single burner warmer that I can use outside in
the garage. Since money is an issue here (hoping to pick something up in the
$20.00 range), I was hoping that someone on this board has/tried one that
they could suggest. I would like to get something that will heat up and stay
heated for about 20 minutes or so without shutting down. I don't know how
much wattage would be needed to get the temps up to around 500* in the
popper.
I have googled, but there is not much info on how high they get, temp wise,
or how long they stay on or if they shut down. Again, somewhere around $20
or so.
-- 
Frank
"Still the one"
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2) From: Michael Wade
Frank, assuming you are looking for something you can plug into a 120V 
circuit, you'll want as much wattage as you can get, which usually max's out 
around 1500W for resistive appliances.  That's roughly 12.5 amps, about as 
much as you can expect to run without problems on a typical 15A breaker 
anyway.
On an electric stove an 8" coil pulls about 2350W, and a 6" element about 
1325W, so if you can roast on the small burner on an electric stove you 
should easily be able to roast on a 1500W hot plate.  If you need the heat 
of the larger coil, I don't think you'll find anything that runs on 120V. 
The current draw would be 19.5 amps which would maybe(!) run on a 20A 
breaker but just a safe cord and plug for that kind of current would exceed 
your budget.
Hope this is helpful,
Michael

3) From: Paul Helbert
I concur, I tried a single burner unit from Wal Mart a couple of months ago
and it did not give enough heat for the Whirley Pop. I took it back and use
the big burner on the kitchen stove at night after my wife has gone to bed.
The fan takes most of the smoke and the chaff stays in the pan. I do the
cooling outside. So far no family trouble over this (that I know of).
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Michael Wade  wrote:
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Paul Helbert
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