Hottop USA announces their newest coffee roaster. The KN-8828B-2K's basic design is firmly established in the dependability and solid design of its predecessors. Some of these time-proven features include: - The large cooling tray with forced air cooling quickly ends the roast and removes heat from the beans- a critical function for best taste. - The large glass viewing window allows viewing of the beans during the roast - Extremely quiet operation makes it easy to monitor the cracks of the roasting beans - Heavy duty components and high quality electronics for dependable operation - Stainless steel roasting drum and outer surfaces - 250 grams rated capacity (green coffee). - Replaceable filter to help remove particulate matter and lessen smoke production
The newly designed "KN-8828B-2K" now gives the user complete manual control of all parameters while still allowing those new to coffee roasting easy the ability to successfully roast from the very beginning Simply plug the roaster in and press the "POWER/START" button three times and the roasting process begins. Add the beans when the machine "beeps" and you can either allow it to roast and then eject the beans automatically or you can manually end the roast at any time.
As the user advances in their knowledge of coffee roasting, the various parameters of the roast can be easily controlled without complicated programming. While the roast progresses the user can use the simple keypad to change various functions as seen here
1 - START/POWER - The largest button at the top of the control panel is for both POWER and START. Only one of these two choices will be illuminated in the LCD display at any given time so the button is used for this dual function.
2 - EJECT - This is always available during a roast. Use it to immediately stop the roasting process and send the beans into the cooling tray.
3 - SELECT - The circular arrow is used to cycle through the various parameters that can be adjusted. Adjustable parameters are Target Time, Target Temperature, Fan Speed and Heating Element Power.
4 & 5 - CHEVRON ARROWS - The Up and Down arrows are used to change each of the four adjustable parameters explained below. If at any time a parameter is at its extreme (highest or lowest possible setting) that arrow will not be available.
The control panel uses an easy-to-read LCD display to give the user all the information needed to successfully complete a roast. By glancing at the four simple display areas the current process is easily understood:
1 - TIME - before beginning the user can program in the length of time for the roast. This is called the "Target Time." During the roast the time display will countdown the remaining time in the roast. If the Select arrow is used to choose the time display it becomes encircled (as shown here). The remaining time can now be modified by adding or subtracting time using the Chevron up and down arrows. At any point in the roast, if the time display reaches 00:00 the KN-8828B-2K will automatically eject the beans. The total roast time (time elapsed + time remaining) cannot exceed 25:00.
2 - TEMPERATURE - During the roast, the temperature display can show two different parameters. If the Select arrow is used to choose the temperature display it becomes encircled (shown to the left). This is the Target Temperature which, if reached, will automatically eject the beans. When the display is not encircled (above right) it is the current temperature in the roasting chamber. The Target Temperature can be changed at any time during the roast up to the maximum of 428 F. If the Target Temperature is lowered to the point that it equals the current temperature the beans will be ejected.
3 - Main Fan Speed - Five speeds are available. Each of the four bars represent 25% of the fan's speed. When no bars are showing the fan is off.
4 - Heating Element Power - Eleven selectable heating levels. Each bar represents 10% of the heating elements power. When no bars are selected the heating element is off.
All four parameters explained above can be regulated within their respective ranges by the user at any time during the roasting process.
New to the KN-8828B-2K is the addition of a knob on the back of the machine, below the main ventilation fan. In emergency situations, such as a power outage or a failure of the electrical ejection mechanism, the user can pull this knob and manually eject the beans.Note: All roasters run the risk of fire hazard. For this reason, take care never to leave your roaster unattended, when in use.
Warranty: U.S. customers: 1 year parts and labor through the Manufacturer. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Fresh Roast SR 500 is a new and improved version of the Fresh Roast Plus 8, and a more powerful alternative to the new Fresh Roast SR 300.
Offering the same roast capacity (4 scoops, 120 g) as the Fresh Roast SR 300 (twice that of the old Plus 8), the SR 500 features three temperature settings for easy adjustment at any time during the roasting process: 490 degrees (high), 455 degrees (medium) and 390 degrees (low).
Fan Speed Control allows for fine tuning of the roast and adjustments of + or - 10%. Beans are their heaviest at the start of any roast, with fan speed control, beans can be kept fluid to ensure an even result. As beans become lighter, lowering the fan speed will protect beans from chipping.
As an added bonus: the unit's transparent roasting chamber affords a front-row view of coffee as it roasts. Learn a lot from just looking! Versatile, simple to use with results you can rely on, the Fresh Roast SR 500 is a great deal more for a great deal less.
A compact footprint allows for easy storage. Parts are readily available.
Important: If the unit remains plugged into an outlet for a long period of time or is not switched to the OFF position after the COOL mode has finished, the machine will go to the "Sleep Mode". The machine will not operate. If this happens, switch to the Off position, unplug and wait 10 minutes. This will reset the unit, thus making it ready to roast again.
Dimensions:8 inch (20.32 cm) diameter x 12.3 inch (31.24 cm); weight: 4.45 lb (2.02Kg)
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor through Fresh Beans Inc. (located in Utah). Tel. 1-805-501-7731. Warranty questions can be directed to the Green Beanery: sales@GreenBeanery.ca. Please note: the unit's top cap is made of fragile glass and plastic - handle with care. This part is not covered under warranty but is available for purchase as a replacement part.
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