[Homeroast] electric roasters

ricky carter rickylc99 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 19:35:09 CDT 2013

there's nothing in a Quest to melt !


On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Jeffrey Pawlan <jpawlan at pawlan.com> wrote:

> I read all of the posts today and especially looked at this one:
> "At that price and with all of the other concerns, it seems like there
> would be better options.  Has anyone looked at the Amazon DL-A721-S? I
> just saw it mentioned by someone on Reddit.
> http://www.alibaba.com/**product-gs/651926781/Electric_**
> Coffee_Roaster_DL_A72<http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/651926781/Electric_Coffee_Roaster_DL_A72>
> 1_S_.html
> The good news is that it is 220v.  The bad news is that the heater is only
> 1200w.  I designed and built the computer controlled roaster out of
> modified hottops. I specially ordered some higher power heaters (880w) from
> the manufacturer in Taiwan. That helped but still the hottop could not do a
> fast roast. Those heaters are no longer available and I do not have any
> more.
> The Amazon looks like the Dietrich IR.  I wonder if the Chinese copied the
> Dietrich or if Dietrich buys theirs from China?  Regardless, I do not think
> highly of using an electric heater for large batches. By physical
> limitations, they cannot heat and cool quickly enough to do a good profile.
> Regarding using a heatgun to supplement an underpowered home drum roaster,
> I had one CCR customer try that to get roasts as short as an air roaster.
> He caused the hottop to catch on fire and melt.
> Regards,
> Jeffrey Pawlan
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