[Homeroast] Roasters

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Wed May 19 13:23:34 CDT 2010


My first thought is the electricity in your home. That is, that you get a
lot of power spikes which are taking down your small appliances. If so you
may have to add a Variac to your roasting equipment/

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 8:13 AM, <Tomenid at aol.com> wrote:

> Why is it that coffee roasters have such lousy heating systems? My first
> IRoast had a faulty system that roasted coffee to ash in under 10 minutes,
> the  second worked for a few months, then at eight minutes proceeded to
> heat
> up to  high levels and burn everything to ash. My first Gene had a faulty
> thermostat  that again turned beans to ash in a matter of minutes and then
> melted most of  the machine. Two others went the other direction, with the
> thermostat failing to  go over 450F. And all of this after cleaning after
> each
> use and relatively minor  use.
>
> Tom
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