[Homeroast] Safety of Freshroast SR 500

gin powell pchforever at gmail.com
Tue May 6 06:17:08 CDT 2014


John:

either of those roasters will give you excellent results, you may want to
consider the Hot Top
*KN-8828B-2K* since you can program profiles and have total control as
well...

I have both of those roasters and they are a joy to use.


ginny


On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM, John Dodson <j_dodson at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>
>
> 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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