Good work on the motor mod. I think your motor mod is producing much more consistent roasts to my eye. I had a similar experience with my Weber BBQ roaster setup going from the stock rotisserie motor (<10rpm) to my 60rpm mod motor. My roasts were much more even and tasted better to me.
Originally Posted by Tomlil01
Originally Posted by bigrizz
Thanks for the positive comments. I finally got back to working on the roaster today after recovering from flu and getting a few others chores out of the way.
I'm hoping I'm finally able to stop tinkering now and get back to some roasting!
I managed to mount the new high-torque motor. It looks a lot neater because it's mounted parallel to the side of the oven rather than perpendicular. I did a quick roast with 400g and the motor seemed to have no trouble rotating the cage even at lower speeds, so I'm hoping it will have no trouble with 500g +.
I was also able to finish the project box for the electronics. I think it looks pretty neat now. It's basically just power coming in from a wall socket, which goes to the PID (as per these very clear instructions: https://youtu.be/yYyAA6mnTPo) and to the 12v power supply->motor speed controller-> motor. At the moment, I just have wires coming out of the box for the motor (live/neutral) and heating element (live/neutral), with spade plugs so I can disconnect the wires to the motor and heating element when I pack the roaster away.
I will post back when I have got a few more roasts under my belt.
Very illegal and very dangerous mate...
Originally Posted by Tomlil01
At the very least you should fit a socket to the jiffy box and a plug-top for the 240V wiring, using good quality 10Amp appliance cord. Very frightening the way it is... With all the metal-work inside the cooker, there should also be one or more solid Earthing Points inside that unit that are subsequently connected to the Earth Pin of the Cooker's plug-top.
Thanks for the advice, Mal. I'll look into your suggestions regarding the wiring.
Originally Posted by Dimal
I have made a little video to show the roaster in action with the new motor:
Would this work with the sweeping arm air fryers?
Originally Posted by ultrasuede
I think people use similar things. If you look on YouTube for "stir crazy coffee roaster", you can find some videos.
I am still using my roaster and with all the mods I've had to make it works very well. And I've enjoyed the tinkering to get it working. However, I recently did some back-to-back roasts and I guess blew the main circuit board, because the LCD went black and the fan stopped. Since only the fan was still running off the board (as the heater and rotisserie had been rewired) it was quite easy to wire the fan motor directly to the mains (it is 240v).
These air fryers have just been discounted to $109 at kogan, if anyone was considering getting one. I'm about to try the breville popcorn method, and if thats no good i'll grab one of these air fryers.
annoyingly, i missed the $109 sale for the 13L kogan air fryer. Its back to its original $149 price.
However, they have a new similar item, a 10L air fryer for $119. Here's the link (if link isnt allowed, just search 10L air fryer on kogan)
Would you guys think this would also do the job? Better? Worse?
i have thinking Over the time,and I realized we can "mimic" the technology and "air fry" processed food in the toaster/ oven. Cleaning after that is so much fuss free. My air fryer is now a white elephant at home.