[Homeroast] Safety of Freshroast SR 500

gin powell pchforever at gmail.com
Tue May 6 06:23:40 CDT 2014


Mr Howison,

is it necessary to take shots at another's choice of purchase in a roaster.
any good roastmaster can brag even using a frying pan, how about you???

all appliances SHOULD be unplugged if you ask me...

ginny


On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 4:17 AM, gin powell <pchforever at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
>> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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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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