[Homeroast] Hottop Repair and Service

Mike Chester mchet at charter.net
Tue Jun 1 12:08:07 CDT 2010


To be clear, I did not speak with them about the new model.  What I said is 
pure speculation on my part.  I may be entirely wrong, but what I said is a 
real problem that they face.

Mike Chester

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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Hottop Repair and Service

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> I am surprised that they are willing to speak openly with you guys about 
> not yet released products.
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>> From: mchet at charter.net
>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:33:30 -0400
>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Hottop Repair and Service
>>
>> I suspect that the biggest problem that they face is getting enough 
>> heating
>> power to have good control of the roasts.  In order to be able to sell it 
>> to
>> the largest number of people, it has to be able to run on a 110 volt, 15 
>> amp
>> circuit and that limits the amount of power available.  Just requiring a 
>> 20
>> amp circuit would help a lot, but would further limit their sales.  Since
>> the market for this roaster is not very large to begin with, they don't 
>> want
>> to further reduce it.  If I were building it, I would use a large heater
>> with a lot of excess capability for maximum control and run it on a large
>> 220 volt circuit.  Of course, I would only sell about ten units and would
>> loose my shirt and the rest of my clothes, but I would have a good 
>> roaster.
>>
>> Mike Chester
>>
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>> From: "John Borella" <jborella at ct.metrocast.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 8:27 AM
>> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for
>> thislist,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
>> <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Hottop Repair and Service
>>
>> > Last time I visited Michael(early winter) he said he hoped to see it by
>> > Spring but that didn't happen. The design/features in the "forthcoming
>> > 1lb'r & changes to the existing HT line sounded good but everything was
>> > still subject to change at that point.
>> >
>> > I emailed him recently asking if he had a time frame on the 1lb model &
>> > all he said was "No".
>> >
>> > John B.
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message ----- 
>> > From: "Barbara Greenspon" <lilysownahmah at greensponassociates.com>
>> >
>> >
>> >> Has anyone heard anything about the planned one pound hottop?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks.
>> >>
>> >> Barbara Greenspon
>> >
>> >
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