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Topic: FreshRoast+ Question/Problem (2 msgs / 44 lines)
1) From: Steve Sherman
Just got a FreshRoast+ and noticed something that has me concerned about 
this design.
The roasting chamber has a steel ring in the bottom that appears to hold 
the grate plate in.  This ring is held in with what appears to be clear 
Silicon Caulk,  the type used around bath tubs and sinks. On this unit, 
the caulking was done very sloppily, and the caulk oozed out into the 
roasting chamber.  When I first fired the unit up empty (to test and 
pre-warm it) it gave off an acid smell, like silicon caulk curing, and 
pieces of the caulk started coming off in the chamber.
All the hi temp Si caulks I've ever seen are black in color, and none 
are approved for food prep. So I'm a bit concerned about this caulk 
giving off flavors (and other things) to the beans during roasting.
I'm curious if anyone else had seen this with their FR+?
TIA
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2) From: Jim Schulman
The caulk/glue that's used is the same composition 
as one gets in DAP 100% Silicone Clear (according 
to Tim, the units designer). The solvent is acetic 
acid (white vinegar), so it's smelly and 
irritating, but food safe. 
As usual, the first production lots of have rush 
assembly problems. I've had to reglue one of the 
chambers I ordered (that's how I found out about 
the glue). 
Jim
On 1 Jan 2003 at 13:03, Steve Sherman wrote:
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