More Pictures of the the Stainless Steel Stovetop Popper

Here's instructions for stovetop roasting.

The metal gears thread onto the shafts. One person who added a spit motor to crank the agitator mechanically told me that this is 6 mm threaded - so 6 mm nuts and screws would work for modifications. The pitch of the threads is 1 mm.

I did not have problems with the rivets in the SS model, but I did in the aluminum model (which we don't stock. I imagine that these take a bit of stress and you might need to drill them out and replace them with screws/bolts down the line.

Replaing the paddle with an ss brush would be slick - it would never jam up! Stainless brushes is what we have in the cooling trays of shop roasters.

(Note: Moot point - the tops no longer have windows, which might be an improvment since they warped, and you couldn't see much anyway -Tom 10/7) The window is a polycarbonate with some degree of heat resistant. If you start to melt it or warp it - this means you are roasting too hot/too fast! I did about 10 roasts on one tester with no sign of melting. Then I did one fast/hot roast on another and warped the window the first time out! It unscrews and can be replaced with another material - or we will get some replacements in stock.

Here's a closeup of the cast metal gears.

Another roasting tip: A very helpful and knowledgable customer gave us a tip ... when a popper is new the unused, clean, reflective surface of the bottom is going to have a different heat transfer dynamic of a "seasoned" popper that has a few roasts under its belt, er, gears. A brand new popper is going to have more danger of overheating, roasting too fast, and melting the view window. So be easy on the heat! especially as you get used to the process and the popper.
We are looking into stocking some of the parts for these: gears and windows, namely. You can also get them from Back to Basics, the manufacturer.

Go to our Roasting Accessories Page for items to accompany and improve your roasting:

Keeping Track of Temperature


Marshall Instuments 55 degree thermometer


Keeping Track of Weight

scale for weight green coffee

Keeping Track of Voltage

Keeping Track of Time

timer for roasting coffee


Timer for roasting coffee

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