Looking for a 1lb or better Roaster Inexpensive.

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I am a home roaster and have managed to burn through 2 boards on a hearthware unit. The 1/2cup capacity is not good enough for my uses. I have looked into the alpenroast unit but have found that the roasts are very uneven and there is no way to see your roast color.

I don't have a high spending limit. The least expensive 1lb unit I have found is an ESI 1lb roaster @ $2995 new.

Anybody out there have a unit they are upgrading or tossing. I would be willing to have an old unit shipped. If anyone has a unit that would be more expensive to repair than to replace? I am in Portland, OR.

-- Holly Howard (hml@meic.com), October 15, 2002


I am selling off our coffee shop equipment and prefer to sell the whole lot. It would be crated and we can ship anywhere in the world. We are known under ebay as saint-johns-antiques and our website is www.stjohnsantiques.com.

Below is a list of our equipment and accessories. I prefer to sell them all at once for $3,500 US

For Sale

Coffee Shop Equipment

St. John’s Antiques is closing its coffee shop in order to concentrate on its core business.

· La Pavoni Deluxe Model BAR V2, (two handle) espresso machine complete with Brass faux steamer · Coffee grinder with 11 settings · 2 Espresso bean grinders · 1 Stainless Steel Knock Box · 3 Stainless steel frothing pots · Shot glass · 2 Nissan stainless steel carafes · 1 stainless steel double tank wash sink measuring aprox. 36” x 18” x 18” · 1 Rare Industries 5 lb coffee roaster · 1 Rare Industries coffee ground cooler. · 4 air pots and two stands · Two thermometers

Standard Features:· Press formed brass group with inner and outer food safe nickel plating · Preinfusion process · Food safe nickel plated boiler with heat exchange system · Thermocompensating independent group system · Electronic water level fill system · Anti-vacuum valve · Steam and water line pressure gauge Technical Specifications:· Voltage: 220 · Hertz: 50/60 · Amps: 18.2 · Element Wattage: 4000 · Boiler Size: 14.0 liters · Ship Weight: 208 lbs · Width: 28" · Height: 21"· Depth: 21"

Package Price: $5,495 – US $3500.00

Contact: Glen MacRae St. John’s Antiques 9-3130 St. John’s St. Port Moody, B.C. V3H 5E3, (604) 461-9205

-- Glen MacRae (information@stjohnsantiques.com), November 05, 2002.

Holly, I too am a home roaster and have been frustrated with expensive small batch roasters. I just designed and fabricated a four pound max capacity propane fired coffee roaster which easily roasts two pounds beautifully. The roasting chamber is all stainless steel constructed and will potentially last for years. The drum is powered by an electric rotisserie motor and housed in a modified gas grill. The model I have now is brand new and has been test roasted once to ensure functionality. Price: $850 +shipping. I have pictures.

-- Dan Miller (millersinmaine@earthlink.net), May 01, 2004.

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