[Homeroast] New roaster

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Mon May 13 13:25:33 CDT 2013

Here here Ira.  Too true on the liability.  Sadly, people may not 
have to won a lawsuit against the manufacturer, but that does not 
mean the manufacturer has not had $10000's of dollars in legal fees 
defending against said suits, or had their insurance rates quadrupled 
because they were suddenly 'high risk'.  I wish I understood what 
makes some people sue happy for certain appliances and not others.


At 11:13 AM 5/13/2013, you wrote:
>Hello Dennis,
>Sunday, May 12, 2013, 12:15 PM, you wrote:
> > I met Joe back in the day and safety was the motivating factor for the
> > current design... (you cant trust an idiot to not burn the house down)
>And yet there are more than a few recommendations to run a Behmor 
>with 3/4 or 1/2 of the recommended weight of coffee.  I'm sure that 
>10 ounces of coffee at P1-B-1lb stretched to 20:30 is in the range 
>of consistent or at least more than the occasional fire if ignored 
>and I'd guess that most of the home machines can be persuaded similarly.
>Maybe all coffee roaster boxes should just have the phrase "This 
>machine will burn your house down if not used properly" prominently 
>displayed in large red letters on the outside. It really is the 
>users fault if it goes wrong and the liability should not fall on 
>the manufacturer.
>Has anyone ever successfully sued the manufacturer of a table saw 
>for cutting off a finger or of a stove top for starting a fire when 
>forgetting to turn down the heat when answering the phone?
>-- Ira
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