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mckolit
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Posted Mon Jan 27, 2014, 5:01pm
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I told my wife I wanted a roaster for Christmas so she got me a Whirley Pop. I jumped on YouTube to see how it was to use. I wanted to automate it after seeing a cool YouTube video where he hooked it up to a hand drill.  I didn't want to cut the original crank so I used a carbon fiber tube and put the gear on that and hooked it up to a drill. The tube shattered during first crack of the first roast. So I bought a metal rod. I got two pounds of roasts out of that and the plastic gears went kapoot. Ordered the metal gears and the motor on my plug in drill quit. Backup drill was an old battery powered unit. Freshly charged. Quit 5 minutes into roast during drying phase. The automated version just never worked out. So back to the ole hand crank. I was only able to roast 3 pounds with the drill setup. I roasted two 12 ounce batches last night with the hand crank. No problems whatsoever.

 
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Posted Mon Jan 27, 2014, 5:49pm
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Hmmm... Sounds like you need to order a gear motor?  AC or DC are often available at AllElectronics.com surplus site.

Click Here (www.allelectronics.com)
Something like their 48rpm or slower gear motor might work?
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Posted Fri Jan 31, 2014, 9:45am
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Just as a suggestion, if and when the Whirly-Pop warps or breaks beyond repair (as mine did), take a look at this:

Click Here (www.chefscatalog.com)

This is what I am now using for most of my stovetop roasting, and I am able to do two-pound batch sizes with this method.

 
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Michael Lloyd
Mill Creek, Washington  USA
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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014, 8:01pm
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The above link didn't lead me to a specific product. What is the item you were specifying? Very intrigued!
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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014, 7:17am
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jelliott777 Said:

The above link didn't lead me to a specific product. What is the item you were specifying? Very intrigued!

Posted March 17, 2014 link

Hmm, this is ominous.  I got the dead link as well, and a search on the Chef's site and on Amazon (Click Here (www.amazon.com)) seems to indicate that it is no longer being sold.

 
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