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Topic: Behmor and low voltage (30 lines)
1) From: Phil Miller
I suppose I should explain a bit. I have no problem with the Behmor. I wish
I had purchased one much sooner. I bought a Freshroast plus 8. On about the
3rd or 4th roast the base cracked. I e-mailed the importer, and after
explaining that I had indeed followed all the instructions, on cool down
time, amount of coffee, no extension cord. The coffee beans burned at about
3 min 15 sec. It was supposed to be a mid roast at 6 minutes. The
replacement unit also burned the beans at 3 min 15 sec. The base also
cracked on about the 3rd or 4th roast (both during cool down). The importer
told me that I had low voltage, and that it would cause the roaster to run
hotter (??? watts are watts fan speed is a function of frequency) and that
he would set up a roaster for lower voltage. I received the third roaster
base. In the mean time I became frustrated with the importers slow responses
and the small capacity of the fresh roast. I purchased the Behmor, and
always using the slower profile have had no problems roasting to a FC or FC
plus. I don't like burned coffee (read burnbucks) so I haven't roasted past
FC+. I still do have time left on the roaster I believe that it would easily
roast past that. I was unfortunately being sarcastic when I spoke about my
voltage being different that the rest of the US. I did measure the voltage
at the outlet - dual outlet; the Behmor tripped and I had to let it cool
down before I could finish the roast. A few years ago I worked as a project
manager for an electric motor company, so I did not buy into the silliness
about low voltage. Thank you all for all the input.
Phil
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