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Thread: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

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    Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

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    I might be able to get my hands on a Breville big loaf BM with the dual stirrers.

    How good are they for a Corretto? Do they have any tendency not to mix bean enough?

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    Re: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

    You bet! 300grams upto 930grams is the range in my experience :-)
    I have pulled off a 1kg roast but you do lose control somewhat

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    Re: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

    Agree with Marc..... :)

    The Big Loaf makes for an excellent Corretto and is really easy to modify, if you have an older model, to switch the motor directly. I believe newer models dont require this as they have included an extra long dough mixing mode of 30 minutes or so.... 8-)

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    Re: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

    concur with Mark and Mal, twin paddle agitation is great--go for it ;) ;) :)

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    Re: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

    Ok, sounds good. Thanks. 8-)

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    Re: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

    if going for a big 900gm roast, will a standard heat gun cut the mustard?
    what would be the max load you can do in a single agitated corretto?

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    Re: Breville Big Loaf - worth getting?

    Depends on the heat gun. I was able to do it with a Bosch Heat gun.. has grunt that one (I reckon I did at least 200Kgs with it before HG arrived).. the GMC gun couldnt do a 900g load.

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    I think most 2,000W "Tradie" quality heatguns would cope with it OK. Some of the so-called cheapies may do it at a stretch so long as their output rating is genuine (meets the nameplate claims). Anything with a rated output of less than 2,000W would be stretching the friendship I believe... ;)

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    Just picked one of these up on verge junk collection. Basically unused, just dusty.
    Blighters chopped the cord off though. I bet it works, just have to go back out and get a cord off something else.
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    Might pay to have it checked out by a licensed sparky before turning it on Jackster...

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    Absolutely Mal, I will get him to..

    Ohm check the element, give the board a visual. Make sure it's got a earth... Plug into RCD..
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    Just ask him/her to do a safety check, which should cover all requirements...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
    Just picked one of these up on verge junk collection. Basically unused, just dusty.
    Blighters chopped the cord off though. I bet it works, just have to go back out and get a cord off something else.
    Perhaps the reason it was out there in that condition was because it failed a safety.

    The sparky's at Olympic Dam would lop the cord whenever a piece of gear failed a check.
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    Yep, we would do that too Yelta and then drive a truck over it to make sure...

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    It's a bit different here.
    There is a huge patrol of 'new australians' in vans and utes and bikes. They travel around and I dunno what they do. But they collect stuff, presumably to sell through their own channels.
    I think some households don't like this so much and remove cords of otherwise working items to thwart these activities.
    I have seen mountains of scrapped electricals, and there is NOTHING left. Just the plastic and glass. No metal at all!

    I live in a cul-de-sac containing 12 households. There is maybe 10 vehicle movements a day normally. In the week preceding junk day, there will be 100 vehicles each day. As I said, vans and utes mostly, with slow driving and craning heads. I had a laugh

    Also, I think it is in the shire guidelines, fridges have doors removed, appliances- cords removed, no car parts, no mattresses, etc..

    I have tried to not imply any races or religions... But as my mum says- bring your awesome food, not your bad habits.
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    Yeah some shires ask to chop cords and gas connections or maybe even do it themselves? Best to get it checked electrically.

    I had the twin paddle, was gifted to me through here and i was the 3rd or fourth user, its now still serving duty with someone else!

    This one was converted to stir when the cable was plugged in, so no need to worry about different modes etc.

    it easily did a quarter of a CS bag (625g) and with a lid heat could be reduced to prevent scorched beans. Great fun.

    Cheers

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    I donít see what is wrong with reusing/recycling - it should be encouraged. The person cutting off the leads out of spite would be the type of person who puts bananas in plastic bags at the supermarket.

    In response to the initial post I have a twin mixer bread maker jobbie and find it mixes extremely well. They also seem to have a larger surface area exposed to the heat gun. I tend to do 500g roasts as it is a convenient fraction of the bean bay bags using a bog standard Ozito heat gun. From memory I think the dough function provides the longest mixing, starts slow for a minute or two before picking up speed.

    I have found that it often needs to be unplugged between roasts to reset - not sure if tis is due to the heat off the heat gun, or just some sort of overload protection as the cycle wasnít completed before stopping.

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    I've even seen those van people go around cutting leads off appliances taking the lead leaving the appliance behind. I guess when they have lots of leads, they try sell the copper maybe?
    And yes agree with the above posts, the big loaf is awesome, i was doing 1kg batches in mine using 2 heat guns so definitely a good unit for corretto.
    Get the thing checked out by a suitable person, even if there is something wrong with the unit, there is a good chance the motor is ok and then it's not that hard to bypass all the internal components and just wiring up the motor via a switch.
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