[Homeroast] Safety of Freshroast SR 500

Donald Foy dfoy at mac.com
Sat May 3 16:47:39 CDT 2014


I found the same thing recently.

So I leave it unplugged. 

But I really love how easy it is to roast  great coffee in this thing.


On May 3, 2014, at 8:41 AM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have just discovered a risk-of-fire aspect of my dear Freshroast,
> which at low cost gives my small household about the same degree of
> control over the roasting process that you well-off Questers brag
> about.  Once adjusted for a particular bean, the whole process is
> automatic.
> The On-Off Switch on mine does not revert to "Off" when the "Cool"
> schedule is complete and the fan stops, as do most electrical devices
> when an automatic timing feature kicks in.  At that point, my
> Fresh-Roast duly turns itself off, but the switch remains on.  If the
> device remains plugged in to the power socket, and main power goes off
> and then comes back on (as recently happened during a thunderstorm),
> the roasting process starts from the beginning ! !    Had the roaster
> not been emptied before this happened, all that flammable chaff would
> likely have burst into flame.
> Ergo, safety demands that my FreshRoast be unplugged when a roast is
> complete.  Perhaps that sounds like elementary caution that I should
> have been practicing. but wasn't.  Fresh Roasters, beware.

Don Foy
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