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Topic: Turbo Oven Anyone? (10 msgs / 188 lines)
1) From: Larry Dorman
I got a pretty strong signal today that my Sunpentown Turbo Oven (SO-2000)
is about to give up the ghost.  As this is half of my SCTO roaster setup,
I'm not feeling real thrilled about the situation.
Before I go out and try to find a replacement elsewhere, does anyone have
one of these laying around that they no longer use and would like to part
with?  I'm happy to pay a reasonable amount and shipping.
Thanks!
LarryD
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2) From: Edward Bourgeois
If you don't find one I'd suggest looking for a older galloping gourmet
unit on ebay. Much better made. They came in 1200, 1440 and 1470watt so ask
the seller what wattage the one they have is (there's a sticker on the back
side of the top with wattage stated). Would go with a 1440  or 1470w model.
You can consider asking them to just ship you the top for reduced shipping
weight/cost of the heavy glass bowl unless you have some other use for it.
My GG has over 1500 roasts on it.
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3) From: Demian Ebert
Hi Larry-
I've got one in the garage I haven't used since I got my Hottop. It's a
Sinpentown SO-2000. I removed some of the plastic grill-work so I could
vacuum the interior out. It should work fine.
Drop me a notw off-list and we can work out details.
Demian
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4) From: Robert Foster
Ed gives excellent advice. I've bought a couple of GGs on Ebay for backups. You can get them for less than $30 plus shipping. I've saved on shipping by only asking for the top heat unit. Sellers have been happy to comply and reduce shipping costs.
Some of the sellers are asking ridiculous pricers for these, in the neighborhood of $100+. Avoid these. I've seen them go for as little as $20. They are listed regularly. No need to jump at the first one you see. 
Here's a link to an Ebay search for Galloping Gourmet Convection Oven:http://tinyurl.com/cjk5yf7HTH
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5) From: Larry Dorman
Thank you for reminding me of the alternate options...  I remembered that
there were some, but didn't recall the name right off hand.  My Sunpentown
has been rock solid with weekly use for many years.  It's possible that
mine may have just gotten some chaff in a bad location because I blew it
out with some compressed air and got more out by tapping on it and then it
started working again.  Otherwise, it might be a limit switch or something
like that getting ready to fail...
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6) From: Larry Dorman
Just curious, what were the factors in choosing the Hottop over the SCTO?
LarryD
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7) From: Edward Bourgeois
Best to work out a cleaning routine. I've only played a little with the
sunpentown. On my GG I take it all apart and clean and blow out everything.
The contacts to the heating elements can develop crud. As will around the
fan. Not sure what t-stat is in it but it too can most likely be cleaned.
This will certainly extend its life.
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8) From: Demian Ebert
Regarding choosing a hottop over. The scto it basically came down to bean
mixing. I had never quite got the stirring rods right so that they would
mix the beans well. I had a lot of tipping and scorching.
Demian
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9) From: Larry Dorman
I've been pretty happy with my solution for the bean mixing.  I crimped
copper tubing over the SC wires to turn them into paddles...  the beans
tend to get pushed around that way with the ones on top spilling over the
arms and becoming the ones on bottom.
Here is a Flickr set that show my modifications:http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestfx/sets/1071789/LarryD
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10) From: Jerry Procopio
It's been a while (years) since I did this, but I had a set of steel 
shafts from an old set of golf clubs.  They are chrome plated.  I cut 
them to length with a tubing cutter and slipped them over the stirring 
wires and they worked just fine.  The SCTO went away as a Tradition in 
lieu of the RK Drum.
Java Jerry
Still roasting on the RK
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