[Homeroast] Behmor Incinerator

Poutinen, Jay jpoutine at uwsp.edu
Sat Dec 4 08:49:25 CST 2010

Best thing I know of is OxyClean powder.  I use it to clean roaster parts.  I soak the parts with OxyClean in hot tap water for about 1 minute.


From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com [homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of John Nanci [john at chocolatealchemy.com]
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Behmor Incinerator


As someone else said, Easy Off is caustic.  Do not use it.  Simple Green.

I've fixed a few that have this level of damage.  It's a matter of
whether the boards were damaged.  If so, I have some spares since you
are local.  Give me a ring and we can check it out.


At 11:19 AM 12/3/2010, you wrote:
>Failing to heed the warnings about not leaving your roast unattended, I had
>a significant fire in the Behmor yesterday. This was a combination of errors
>that resulted in the total incineration of a half pound of beans to glowing
>embers. The machine shut down it self and is totally scorched inside with
>significant smoke residue. The door gasket is unharmed. My garage
>bathroom/roasting room has some heavy smoke remains as well.
>I am planning on using "Easy Off" oven cleaner to try to remove the black
>residue that didn't budge with Simple Green.
>Has anyone had issue with the functioning of the Behmor after a fire?  I
>realize this was WAY more than a chaff fire. I just hope this wasn't a $300
>lesson learned!!
>Dexter, Oregon

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