...I have been quietly reading many posts by people in the US who own a Quest and the following points have come up.
People have been blocking the inlet hole for better warmup/heating Trying no fan speed for faster ramp up adding hot air to the inlet hole, some considering one post on the web where someone had done so Comments about metal discolouration around the heating element areas. Some misconceptions about the airflow within the roaster (especially when people had little experience with it in the early days) Not enough discussions about warmup times Not enough discussions about drop temps etc.........
I'm SO glad I read your post BEFORE following some of the "Quest roasting recipes" out there from US owners on other websites (which I am convinced can seriously lower the life of your machine).
BTW, my new Aug 2012 machine arrived with a 1020W badge on the side.
For anyone thinking of buying a Quest in Canada...buying direct from Taiwan was incredibly smooth. Triple boxed, great communication, and arrived in only 5 days (much cheaper too). Although duty was $61 (not $0 as someone else claimed).
Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 6:10am Subject: Re: The Quest M3 Roaster
... For anyone thinking of buying a Quest in Canada...buying direct from Taiwan was incredibly smooth. Triple boxed, great communication, and arrived in only 5 days (much cheaper too). Although duty was $61 (not $0 as someone else claimed).
Cost was $960. Shipping was $140, tax and duty was $215, all of which you would pay anyway if you bought from the US. So I figure you save at least $350 buying direct. Plus you get the "Canadian edition" with the more powerful heater.
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