Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005, 5:43pm Subject: Re: All turbo/crazy roasters
Here's another entry: American Harvest Convection Perfection CO200T. Picked it up for $30 at a local thrift shop. Note that this model has a safety switch and will not operate unless the convection oven top is correctly positioned in the plastic housing. These switches are trivial to defeat, but even that's not necessary: the Stir Crazy fits quite nicely in the plastic stand, just below the oven top.
Had to give the Stir Crazy/convection oven thang a try after hearing the praise from so many happy CGers. Unfortunately, my SC/CO roasts have not been anything to brag about. The beans roast very unevenly - more so than any other technique I have tried - and have a tendency to scorch. Disconnecting the SC heating element did not help. Probably need to add some of those fancy agitators to the stirring rod... Anyway, it all became a moot point when I got an Aerorost II, which I greatly prefer.
Incidentally, a tabletop convection oven is a cool kitchen addition in its own right. I've roasted chickens, lamb chops, salmon, potato, squash... even baked cookies in it!
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