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Date: 05 May 2007 13:22:52
From: AlanM
Subject: Z&D or whatever it now is
I had used my original model Z & D roaster for several years. I replaced
it with the original model iRoast. I am still using the iRoast even
though it is showing its age.

What are the current experiences with the supposedly new and improved Z
& D, Nesco roaster?




 
Date: 14 May 2007 12:34:59
From: Steve Johnson
Subject: Re: Z&D or whatever it now is
On Sat, 05 May 2007 13:22:52 -0400, AlanM <michael1943@comcast.net >
wrote:

>I had used my original model Z & D roaster for several years. I replaced
>it with the original model iRoast. I am still using the iRoast even
>though it is showing its age.
>
>What are the current experiences with the supposedly new and improved Z
>& D, Nesco roaster?


I was an earlier adopter of the Z & D roaster and never had a second
generation one that was branded as Z & D.

We were pleased Nesco chose to continue to market and support the
product -- the latch / hinge on the top cover along with the
improvement on how the chaff filter were the two improvements we
noticed right away, but I believe that was done with the Z & D 2nd
generation.

I would hesitantly say that the roasts are slightly quicker ( maybe
quicker by a max of 5 minutes ) -- but I have no data to support that.
We switched brands on the cleanser I used to use to clean the screen
and it's getting clogged a little which might be the real reason the
roasts are shorter. I hope to get Oxi-clean this week and get the
screen back to normal

We're still pleased with the roaster --


 
Date: 08 May 2007 10:22:34
From: DavidMLewis
Subject: Re: Z&D or whatever it now is
On May 5, 10:22 am, AlanM <michael1...@comcast.net > wrote:
> I had used my original model Z & D roaster for several years. I replaced
> it with the original model iRoast. I am still using the iRoast even
> though it is showing its age.
>
> What are the current experiences with the supposedly new and improved Z
> & D, Nesco roaster?

According to Sweet Maria's, the new one has a slightly more powerful
element, enough to shorten roasts by a minute or so. Still best for
relatively light roasts, but quite good for those.

Best,
David