[Homeroast] Behmor fire

Sandy Andina sandraandina at me.com
Tue Apr 10 17:39:07 CDT 2012

The manufacturer warns against using the Behmor outdoors.  I don't necessarily "babysit" my Behmor because I'm usually in the kitchen anyway--I can always find something to do for the relatively short time it takes to roast.

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On Apr 10, 2012, at 2:24 PM, Bill Zambon <wzambon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've had my Behmor for about three years and had a fire- once.
> It was completely due to my ineptitude- I forgot the time and came outside
> on the porch to find smoke billowing and the machine actually shut down. I
> thought I had burned the thing up, and after I regretfully threw away the
> charcoal remains of what had been a pound of beautiful Costa Rican
> greens.... I cleaned out the machine with Simple Green, and hoping against
> hope, I pushed "start" and found that the thing still worked. That was two
> years ago, and it has worked fine since then.
> I am still unwilling to babysit the Behmor through the entire roast, but
> now set an alarm to go off four minutes before the roasting part of the
> cycle ends. I've found that this is adequate, and gets me into close
> proximity to the Behmor well before any dangerous situation might develop.
> And I always roast out of doors, away from anything that might catch
> fire.... just in case.
> But the Behmor is a rugged piece of equipment.
> Bill Zambon
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