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Topic: electric roasters (4 msgs / 78 lines)
1) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
I read all of the posts today and especially looked at this one:
"At that price and with all of the other concerns, it seems like there
would be better options.  Has anyone looked at the Amazon DL-A721-S? 
I just saw it mentioned by someone on Reddit.http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/651926781/Electric_Coffee_Roaster_DL_A721_S_.html
The good news is that it is 220v.  The bad news is that the heater is 
only 1200w.  I designed and built the computer controlled roaster out 
of modified hottops. I specially ordered some higher power heaters 
(880w) from the manufacturer in Taiwan. That helped but still the 
hottop could not do a fast roast. Those heaters are no longer 
available and I do not have any more.
The Amazon looks like the Dietrich IR.  I wonder if the Chinese copied 
the Dietrich or if Dietrich buys theirs from China?  Regardless, I do 
not think highly of using an electric heater for large batches. By 
physical limitations, they cannot heat and cool quickly enough to do 
a good profile.
Regarding using a heatgun to supplement an underpowered home drum 
roaster, I had one CCR customer try that to get roasts as short as an 
air roaster. He caused the hottop to catch on fire and melt.
Regards,
Jeffrey Pawlan
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2) From: ricky carter
there's nothing in a Quest to melt !
LOL!
On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Jeffrey Pawlan  wrote:
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3) From: Barry Luterman
I burnt the insulation of the power cord. Gotta make sure that sucka
doesn't touch the body of the machine.
On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM, ricky carter  wrote:
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4) From: Barry Luterman
As an addendum . It should be noted I am not known for my mechanical
apptitude. I am the guy who when his car makes a strange noise fixes the
car by turning up the volume on the radio.
On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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