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Quest M3

Postby daveyb » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:24 pm

Does anyone have one of these, or have any accurate info on them? I am considering a new roaster, love my Gene, do not want a Hottop and there is not much else going!
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RE: Quest M3

Postby bruceb » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:02 pm

Member Lukas has one. Try PMing him. The roast capacity is very small.
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Re: RE: Quest M3

Postby GreenBean » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:52 am

bruceb wrote:Member Lukas has one. Try PMing him. The roast capacity is very small.

You may also want to review the thread on the Quest M3 started by Lukas.
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Postby daveyb » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:03 pm

Thanks for the info. Over night, I have discounted the Quest for the simple reason that it does not have CE certification. So, that leaves a shoot out between the Hottop B and P.
I have loved my Gene and may still keep her for those days when you get all sentimental........I like the Gene because it is simple, heat and time. I have been offered a P model, yet have had a seasoned Hottoper recommend me the B model as it more resembles the Gene. Since there is not a great number of these circulating, am I better buying a new one and paying more, or buying a second hand one that has held its price? Hottop are now selling themselves directly from the UK, so no more lottery with Customs, and have quoted me
We have a warehouse in UK and send from UK, so you don't need to pay extra
import tax, we have two models, price as below
KN8828B-2K GBP890
KN8828P-2K GBP790
The price all inc shipping cost, we also offer warranty for one year,
payment is by transfer, we'd like to know which model you want, thanks.

So, if a P is £790 new, a 4 year old one must be worth £300, but I doubt you will ge tone for that......any thoughts?
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Postby GreenBean » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:48 pm

I think the Hottop is a fine roaster that can produce very good results. I would not recommend the Hottop P, however. The P control panel is far too restrictive and only offers on off control of the heater. The B control panel is much better and allows for control on the fly.

Hottop have always charged more for the Hottop P in the past so either the prices quoted are reversed or they have recently realised that no one wants the P panel.

I have converted both of my Hottops to computer control and do use a P control panel with that as the computer control removes the restrictions from the P panel. If you want to read more about that see the RoastLogger thread.

I think the original B model is as good as the latest 2K models so a second hand one of these would be fine. If you are considering a second hand P model I would suggest factoring a new B panel (or computer control) into your calculation.
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Postby bluevalentine » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:28 pm

My beloved 10-year old Hotprog has just pegged out. Wonderful machine, was very happy with the programmable functions except about 3 years ago parts of the display began to fade. Didn't matter too much, by that time I'd whittled it down to 3 profiles.
I'd happily consider another Hottop/Hotprog. Can anyone give me a website or e-mail address for the UK supplier, I can't find them.
At the same time the Quest M3 looks interesting - nicely funky and I might consider one. Do they have an agent in UK or Europe?
Also, anything else I should be considering. I've been lurking past few years so a bit out of touch with you guys.
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Postby silron1 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:32 pm

At the moment there is no UK supplier of the Hottop.

However if you contact Shelly in Taiwan she will update you with the current models & prices. If you import from TW you do take a chance with import duty.

Currently Hottop do keep a few machines in the UK & if you can get one of these from Shelly you eliminate any worries with import duty etc.

The email address is Shelly Chiang <shelly@hottop.com.tw>

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BTW - The Quest is not certificated for use in UK. The Hottop is certificated
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Postby GreenBean » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:51 am

silron1 wrote:At the moment there is no UK supplier of the Hottop.

However if you contact Shelly in Taiwan she will update you with the current models & prices. If you import from TW you do take a chance with import duty.

Currently Hottop do keep a few machines in the UK & if you can get one of these from Shelly you eliminate any worries with import duty etc.

The email address is Shelly Chiang <shelly@hottop.com.tw>

Ron

BTW - The Quest is not certificated for use in UK. The Hottop is certificated

+1. I am not aware of any UK or European agent for the Quest M3 either so both are in the same boat.

I have found the after sales service from Shelly to be excellent.
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Postby bluevalentine » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:36 am

Taken the plunge and ordered, after much deliberation, a Huky 500. Mr Kuanho Li was very helpful and answered all my questions - including the daft ones - promptly
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