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  • dmankin
    Tex, Howdy back at ya! Yes, that link is for the newer version of the blue UFO, now black and touted as a popcorn popper/nut roaster. You ll notice the
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 30, 2008
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      Tex,

      Howdy back at 'ya!

      Yes, that link is for the newer version of the blue UFO, now black and
      touted as a popcorn popper/nut roaster. You'll notice the picture
      shows the device filled with mixed nuts - not popcorn!

      I am amused further by the fact that if you scroll down on the Amazon
      page, you'll notice that under FREQUENTLY BOUGHT TOGETHER with this
      popper is the Sunpentown Turbo Oven!!! I know what they're building!
      I (as far as I know) pioneered the use of the UFO instead of a Stir
      Crazy. Check out http://snipurl.com/ufo_story to see the writeup I
      did on homeroasters.org.

      The UFO has a metal stir shaft, alleviating the replacement of the
      plastic shaft on current Stir Crazy units. I only had to disconnect
      the heating element & replace the plastic stir arm hub with a 6mm wing
      nut.

      I believe the overall diameter of the UFO is smaller than the Stir
      Crazy. I topped the spacer ring with high heat silicone tubing to
      grip the glass of the turbo oven, thus keeping it from slipping one
      way the other.

      Last time I was in Texas (Austin a month or so ago), I went into a
      Macy's & saw the black UFO on a clearance table - they had a bunch of
      them at like 40 or 50% off! I had no way to deal with buying a few &
      getting them back to DC, so I left them. Is there a Macy's near you?
      Hmmm....

      Anyway, I've been very happy with the thing, and I have used it about
      every 6 days for 2.5 years! She's still going strong.

      Happy roasting,

      David
      ++++++++++++++++++++++


      --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Harmon" <Texas_Coffee@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Howdy David!
      > I dropped the Stir Crazy bottom of my TurboCrazy roaster. Is this:
      > http://tinyurl.com/4ox6nx , what you used for the UFO/TO roaster. Did
      > you have to do any modding of the popper bottom other than the
      > stand-off ring to raise the turb oven top?
      >
      > Tex
      >
      > --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "dmankin" <david.mankin@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Folks,
      > >
      > > The economy's pitfalls have dented my work schedule substantially,
      > > leaving me time to do useless stuff like make videos of my coffee
      > > roasting & espresso making!!! (not good for the wallet, but fun to
      > > make the video!)
      > >
      > > Check out http://snipurl.com/bean2cup
      > >
      > > It's my UFO/TO roaster in action, and a shot from the Bunn ES-1A. Mr.
      > > Sinatra accompanies me with his "Coffee Song".
      > >
      > > David
      > >
      >
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