[Homeroast] Safety of Freshroast SR 500

John Dodson j_dodson at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 5 12:40:07 CDT 2014



I am about ready to upgrade to a new roaster.  I have it narrowed down to ether a Hottop KN-8828P-2K or the Quest M3.  Any help on the pros and cons?

John D


________________________________
 From: Donald Foy <dfoy at mac.com>
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Sent: Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Safety of Freshroast SR 500
 

John,

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.

Don



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
Macintosh Guru                        
Technology Specialist -- Herald-Citizen                herald-citizen.com



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