[Homeroast] New roaster

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Mon May 13 13:45:54 CDT 2013

Why are candles still legal with over 15,000 reported fires a year? Geeez I
used to make candles and give them as gifts as a kid. Guess I was lucky as
the manufacturer nothing bad ever happened.

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Ira <ira at extrasensory.com> 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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Ed Bourgeois
Amherst MA.

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