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    New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Aldi is selling next week a nice looking roaster that could possibley be converted to a drum roaster.
    They dont say how many watts but it should be good enough....




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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Heres a hallucination I had..... ;)


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    If anyone does get onto this deal, I know a guy in Abbotsford (Melb) who can produce a good quality stainless steel drum for it ;)

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    There are a couple of Aldis close to me.

    How do these things go roasting beans?

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Its a Gene cafe drum inside the rotisserie grill! :o :o If yes, its a good news ;)

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    I did some searches & the closest looking unit (below) is actually made by CHANG YUE INDUSTRIAL CORP the manufacturer of the HOTTOP Coffee Roaster (they also give this rotisserie the HOTTOP brand, with a lot lower price tag!!).

    It is a lot bigger than what it looks (holds 2 chooks). The HOTTOP Coffee Roaster is 750W this unit is 1200W. Therefore I would think it would have no problems roasting but the ideal batch size would be between 500g & 2000g.

    An idea for the roasting drum design is to bend the perforated metal so the cross-sectional view is like a distorted capital "G" character. If the drum rotates anti-clockwise then the beans should never fall out but the chaff might (which might be a good thing). To empty the drum then rotate the drum clockwise. I did see a stainless steel bin in a discount gift shop (that had small perforated holes) that could be easily modified.


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Me thinks 14Coffee is a bit of a wizz at Photoshop!
    Nice work 14, made me look twice too, the beans on the plate were a master touch.
    :)

    That roaster looks like the ones that were getting sold stateside at one point as a coffee roaster but they had to put a halogen light in the front window to get enough heat into it. *Maybe that could be changed to infrared (alas, thats another thread)

    Still could be a good project for someone to tinker with.

    Interesting that "Hottop" make these... I wonder if we will ever see Hottop coffee roasters at Aldi? Anyone know who someone who buys for Aldi ;)


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Interesting that the Hottop roaster has a part number of KN-8828. :-?


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Mmmmm, my only concern would be that it wouldnt rotate fast enough??? Else, looks like a good idea... would the Chaff fall on the elements and create a fire???

    Interesting idea.... alot cheaper than a BBQ conversion thats for sure... which was what Im considering - to upgrade from popper methods...

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile link=1163640688/0#7 date=1163689383
    Interesting that the Hottop roaster has a part number of KN-8828. :-?


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    That was tweaked in by 14Coffee thou :D

    Twas the dream ::)


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Quote Originally Posted by Corretto link=1163640688/0#9 date=1163720489
    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile link=1163640688/0#7 date=1163689383
    Interesting that the Hottop roaster has a part number of KN-8828. :-?


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    That was tweaked in by 14Coffee thou :D

    Twas the dream ::)


    Belinda
    The Horizontal Twin Rotisserie part number KN-8820 in this post is a real product. The only dream part was 14coffees photoshopping it into a roaster in his earlier post. :)


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Oops Java "insert witty remark here" phile, I was looking at the wrong reply. [smiley=embarassed.gif]

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Just on this one, I have an unwanted, spare drum (purchased for $120+) from the US based evilBay dude which I suspect will fit this well or perhaps with minor nods....I am happy for it to be a freebie to the first Melbourne based member to PM me ;)

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    Drum has gone to a new home...thanks to all


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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Doh!

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    My local Aldi has a number of these reduced from $99 to $69. My wife wondered if I should buy one to try.

    Has anyone tried one?

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    They were still $99 at my local Aldi yesterday..... Looked at it, switched on the virtual mental "photoshop", thought about Andy Freemans post of yesteryear (gas conversions et al) and decided to come come and fire up the good ole reliable barbecue roaster instead.

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    I need a rotisserie drum...I just purchased a display one from Target for $50 because it was missing a grill rack! It retails for $150...what a bargain...I just had to take it.

    It is the Mistral Bellini toaster oven with rotisserie.

    The problem I see with this is that there is no fan to force out the smoke and the chaff might fall on top of the element and burn causing even more smoke. Maybe some wire mesh is in order to stop it from falling on top of the element and burning causing smoke.

    2MCM: how much do you think it will cost to manufacture a small drum for one of these small ovens?

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Yay! Another convert- I know a guy in Abbotsford....Id reckon under $100 for a good, big, stainless steel one....n.b the evilbay dude in US uses crappy galv. tin....

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    I have measured the dimensions and it although it is a 16L oven....the rotisserie motor isnt located smack bang in the middle....it is just slightly higher above centre.

    The drum cant be any longer than about 20cm...even though the rod is 30cm long. The radius cant be any higher than like 7.5cm or diameter of 15cm.

    With these dimensions it corresponds to a volume of around 1.8L. Not sure how much beans I should fill a drum like this with.

    Seems very small indeed....but a more complete and alternative to BM/HG setup....

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    Re: New Rotisserie Grill Roaster @ Aldi for 23 Nov

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Aldi Rotisserie Oven on sale next week.
    maybe can also be converted

    34L capacity
    60 minute timer
    2200W total power
    Auto shut off and ready bell
    Up to 250░C thermostat
    Rotisserie and convection oven
    Large and small hotplates

    http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_18454.htm?WT.mc_id=2011-07-14-06-27




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