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Topic: AeroRoast follow-up (3 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: dluber1
Hey, I remember a thread going back in Sept. when these things first came up 
on Ebay, and the group consensus seemed to be that it was an underpowered and 
untested unit, which would probably not live up to its claims, or at the very 
least would require some mods. He's sold a few and seems to have good 
feedback, but I was wondering if the buyers were just happy to have the unit 
shipped quickly, or were actually satisfied with the performance. Has anyone 
of the experienced roasters/modders on this list ever tried one? Has anyone 
modded a tabletop rotisserie like this? The Goerge Foreman line includes three 
models, and the bigger ones might have enough wattage to do the trick. I was 
thinking about doing this myself, but decided to go with the Turbo-Crazy setup 
instead.

2) From: Ben Treichel
I'm building one but its 1250 watts, and I just added convection to it. 
If I remember right, they were listing roast times of 40 to 60 minutes. 
That's enough to say under powered and trash for roasting.
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3) From: norman szcyrek
I noticed that the new George Foreman Jr. unit not only had a lot of power, but it included a cylindrical metal basket which appeared to me to be the right size to keep beans inside of it.  If anyone tries this out, please let me know. I think it's the GR82B model. 
Heck, if anyone finds out how to order just the basket, let me know. I've been searching the Internet for a GF parts supplier but so far I've had no luck in tracking one down.  If I find one, I'm planning on buying the basket to install in my gas BBQ's rotisserie to see if it will roast small-to-medium sized batches [0.5-1.5 pounds].
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