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Date: 28 Jan 2007 15:19:07
From: SteveW
Subject: Roasting Coffee in a GE Advantium Oven?
I wonder if anyone has tried this? I want to get into roasting and I'm
thinking of buying one of the home roasters. But I got to thinking
about my Advantium Micro Wave oven. This oven is a combination of
infrared radiant heating and microwave. It has a rotating turntable as
well as a vented fan to the outdoors. You can control the level of
microwave or infrared each from 0 to 10 independently.





 
Date: 29 Jan 2007 05:35:32
From: SteveW
Subject: Re: Roasting Coffee in a GE Advantium Oven?


On Jan 29, 4:23 am, "Bertie Doe" <montebrasi...@ntl.com > wrote:
> "SteveW" <sweisb...@mn.rr.com> wrote in messagenews:1170026347.658732.113520@k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
> >I wonder if anyone has tried this? I want to get into roasting and I'm
> > thinking of buying one of the home roasters. But I got to thinking
>> There's no Malliard reaction with m/wave heating, so no browning. The
> infrared was introduced to brown the surface of the food, leaving the
> microwave to cook the innards.
> The problem is, the m/waves magnatron is tuned to boiling point 212F/100C,
> which isn't hot enough for coffee. You would have to do small amounts and
> the taste would be baked.
> Zix finds the conventional oven, a flat cookie tray and a wooden spoon works
> well. Assuming a decent extractor fan above oven.http://digitalakuten.com/coffee/
>
> Bertie

Thanks for the info Bertie



 
Date: 29 Jan 2007 10:23:06
From: Bertie Doe
Subject: Re: Roasting Coffee in a GE Advantium Oven?

"SteveW" <sweisbrod@mn.rr.com > wrote in message
news:1170026347.658732.113520@k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I wonder if anyone has tried this? I want to get into roasting and I'm
> thinking of buying one of the home roasters. But I got to thinking
> about my Advantium Micro Wave oven. This oven is a combination of
> infrared radiant heating and microwave. It has a rotating turntable as
> well as a vented fan to the outdoors. You can control the level of
> microwave or infrared each from 0 to 10 independently.

Probably wont work, the wilkepedia article, mentions infrared/microwave
combo ovens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave_ovens

There's no Malliard reaction with m/wave heating, so no browning. The
infrared was introduced to brown the surface of the food, leaving the
microwave to cook the innards.
The problem is, the m/waves magnatron is tuned to boiling point 212F/100C,
which isn't hot enough for coffee. You would have to do small amounts and
the taste would be baked.
Zix finds the conventional oven, a flat cookie tray and a wooden spoon works
well. Assuming a decent extractor fan above oven.
http://digitalakuten.com/coffee/

Bertie