Aillio Bullet R1

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mfortin
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#1: Post by mfortin »

Hello,
Anybody heard about this roaster? It seems to be very promising and is said to be available within the next year.
http://aillio.com/?page_id=9
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boar_d_laze
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#2: Post by boar_d_laze »

mfortin wrote:Hello,
Anybody heard about this roaster?
Heard? Yes. But only in the sense that there's been a lot of buzz on CG and homeroasters.org from prospective purchasers and from a fellow named Jonas who's associated with the company.

Aillio claims a lot of speed, agility and capacity for not much in the way of power; and the roaster includes the important telemetry along with an informative front-mounted control screen and proprietary PC (and Apple?) software for real time plotting, archiving, etc.

Nearly all of the CG and HRO forum members who've posted about the Bullet are excited and optimistic. If it's everything Jonas and the Aillio blog say it will be... such a deal! But if not, not.

Rich
Drop a nickel in the pot Joe. Takin' it slow. Waiter, waiter, percolator

mfortin (original poster)
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#3: Post by mfortin (original poster) replying to boar_d_laze »

Humm... It looks too good to be true??

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boar_d_laze
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#4: Post by boar_d_laze »

mfortin wrote:... too good to be true?
Martin,

Yeah, that's the fear. A lot of people have tried to change the small roaster world. Enough put interesting machines on the market, so we can't say they're full of hot air; but enough others failed to show that revolutionary advances are not guaranteed.

Aillio are publishing interesting plots on their blog; they say the roaster is essentially a finished product which only awaits certification; and that they can make and sell the roaster for a very attractive price. I don't disbelieve, but will wait for independent confirmation before offering congratulations or recommendations.

Fortunately, I already have a small roaster and can enjoy this drama from the sidelines.

Rich
Drop a nickel in the pot Joe. Takin' it slow. Waiter, waiter, percolator