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Topic: Home Innovations Coffee Roaster (2 msgs / 49 lines)
1) From: Leigh Light
Hi Everyone,
New to the group.  Been following the postings for the last couple of weeks 
since I decided to get into home roasting.  I'm a EE and live near Atlanta 
Ga.  Current equipment is Solis Maestro/SL:90 and Capresso MT500.  I'm 
writing for advice.  Found a distributor in Canada that has some Home 
Innovations Roasters in stock.  The 2001 Hearthware edition.  He's charging 
$154.  Is this a good buy?  Would yall recommend this roaster over the Alp 
for a beginner?  I've read that the HotTop will be a while and has 
problems. Thanks for the advice.
Leigh
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2) From: Terry Stockdale
If this is the white Home Innovations Precision, I heartily recommend that 
model.  I have been using mine for about 15 months, averaging 8-10 roasting 
batches per week (each a heaping half-cup of green beans).  I was waiting 
for the Hottop, but with it not coming, I'm still looking for something 
that does a bigger batch.
If the $154 is Canadian dollars, the current exchange rate is about $1 
Canadian = $0.64 US.  In other words, that woiuld be a great price.  I 
suspect he's selling in USD.  In that case, it might be viewed as high, if 
it were not for the facts that (1) there aren't many HIP models out there 
(been discontinued for about 5 months in anticipation of a new model that's 
reportedly delayed until late 1Q03; and (2) the list price, when available, 
was $129 US.
The real surprise, though, could be the charge from the shipping company 
for customs clearance.  I've read horror stories (can you believe anything 
on the Internet) of charges in the $30-40 range.  Be sure you know what's 
going to happen on that score before you order.
At 02:12 PM 11/25/2002 -0500, you wrote:
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Terry Stockdale -- homeroast -- Baton Rouge, LA
Website --http://www.dadstoy.netPreground commercial blend + Drip pot = Coffee?
Monkey + HIP + Rocky + Silvia = Espresso
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