rama wrote:My current Hottop struggles with minor dips in voltage. That may be acceptable for an amateur device, but anything targeting the "prosumer" level that expects me to run it with a Variac on anything less than perfect power is setting themselves up for failure. I hope that's not the case here.
I'm sure that HT doesn't "expect" you to run a Variac with any of their roasters but if you don't have a reliable or ideal power feed that is always an option. I get 117v max from my outlets so I use a variac to give me a continuous 120v+ feed when I'm roasting. My HT-B will roast just fine on 117v but won't give me the 1c times I'd like to see with the batch size I want to use.