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Topic: Don't cut a hold in your Sunbeam 5891! (5 msgs / 131 lines)
1) From: Bill
If you read the subject line, you got the gist of this email...
I purchased a Sunbeam 5891 the other week.  Wanted to cut a hole in the
plastic viewing lid to hold the heatgun in place.  Cut a hole in on Monday
before roasting.
First roast, totally warped the viewing window.  Yeah, I was expecting that.
What I wasn't expecting... it got enough heat going in the BM chamber that
it warped the lid, too!!  Melted some of the plastic behind the heat shield.
Wow!  Anyway, my BM has a ton more character now.  I've got a buddy who runs
a heating & air conditioning place.  I'm gonna sweet talk him into making me
a lid.  We'll see how that works...
Just thought that I'd share.  I should post some pictures on the SM
community pages.
bill
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2) From: Vicki Smith
Well, Bill, I gotta tell you, I'm not nearly as surprised by this as you =
are :). My heat gun throws out temps on high of 475 C (887 F) and on =
low of 250 C (482 F). You throw that kind of heat into a small enclosed =
space like the bread machine and the regular old plastic that comprises =
the lid of something like a bread machine can be expected to melt.
There is a fellow who used the heat apparatus that is meant to bake =
bread to roast coffee with the lid down. He even added an oven dial into =
the rewired bread machine to make an enclosed roaster out of it. He =
seemed fairly satisfied with the results. I'm pretty sure that it was =
not nearly as hot in his roaster as it would be with a heat gun blasting =
air into it.
I hope your friend can rescue your machine and that you get what you =
want out of the mod. I can't wait to read about your experiment as it =
progresses.
vicki
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3) From: Bill
Oh, Vicki, I wasn't surprised.  I meant my post as a sarcastic jab at
myself... I was pretty sure it would warp the viewing window.  I was
surprised that it warped the entire lid...  but the lid isn't the important
part!  No permanent damage at all to the BM, like I said, it adds character.
 So yeah, we'll see about some other steps...
happy roasting!
bill in wyo
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4) From: raymanowen
My ROster looks same as the Sunbeam. All bread everywhere is baked at 300=
F
to 350F.
My DAK/ Welbilt R2D2 had a glass dome top lid. I removed the glass so it's
now fully accessible...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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5) From: Vicki Smith
That Sunbeam seems to have become the defacto cheap bread maker sold as 
store brands and other name brands like Oster. I noticed that the 
version Wally World sold seemed to have a thinner bread pan and other 
money saving dehancements ( I think I just made up a word).
You can get them brand new for well under $50 on-line. They don't seem 
to hit our local thrift stores very often. Lots of bread machines, but 
not this kind.
v
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