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Champion Cutter Problem

Started Aug 7 0 Replies

I'm having a problem with the cutting blade on my Champion, and I am wondering if anyone else who uses a Champion has seen this. After my last batch of nibs, I noticed that the base of the cutter was…Continue

 

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Michael Arnovitz replied to Nicole's discussion hot chocolate dispenser
"I don't own one myself, but I've talked with numerous people who do and the only real negative feedback I get is that the bowl is made from plastic. As such, over time it can get scratched and even "cloudy" looking. I would…"
Oct 12
Michael Arnovitz replied to Joe Camerlin's discussion Do you patent new ideas with regards processes or new candy? in the group Startup Central
"Personally, I wouldn't waste too much time or money trying to get any patents on recipes. You're not likely to get them, and even if you did it would be a nightmare trying to defend them. Process on the other hand you can…"
Sep 18
Michael Arnovitz replied to Tet Kay's discussion How can I sell chocolate online?
"You bring up a very good point. Unfortunately, New York's cottage laws specifically forbid internet sales. And oddly, they also specifically forbid chocolate!"
Aug 24
Michael Arnovitz replied to Tet Kay's discussion How can I sell chocolate online?
"Tet - this is a fairly standard business practice. It's called contract or white label manufacturing. In some instances the company puts your name on their products. In others you contract with them to make your products on their equipment.…"
Aug 23
Michael Arnovitz replied to Tet Kay's discussion How can I sell chocolate online?
"Tet - the licenses and permits you need will depend on exactly what you want to do, and where you want to do it. Each States has its own requirements. Here's my 2¢: 1) I'm happy to offer you my opinions, but these types of questions…"
Aug 23
Michael Arnovitz posted a discussion

Champion Cutter Problem

I'm having a problem with the cutting blade on my Champion, and I am wondering if anyone else who uses a Champion has seen this. After my last batch of nibs, I noticed that the base of the cutter was dark and frayed (see attached image). I only put about 4-5 batches of nibs through before this happened. I was going to just cut the frayed ends off, but I'm concerned that new ones would form and maybe even get into the chocolate. So to be on the safe side I just ordered a new cutter. But at $35 a…See More
Aug 7
Michael Arnovitz replied to Freddo's discussion Using a coffee roaster for the first time, need help in the group Startup Central
"Did you buy a Toper? And did you have your coffee roaster modified for cacao? I ask because I don't see any mention of that, and if you didn't you might have a problem. As I'm sure you're aware, coffee roasts at significantly…"
May 24
Michael Arnovitz replied to Kaydee Kreitlow's discussion rental kitchen, startup costs in the group Startup Central
"My opinion for what it's worth - if you were doing wood-working and got caught without the proper license, etc I don't think it would hurt you that much. But you're making food. If you get caught breaking health laws most people…"
May 20
Michael Arnovitz replied to Paul DeFruscio's discussion Medical Marijuana / Chocolate please share your experiences
"I haven't made any of these products myself (not since college anyway), but in regard to your second question I think that answer is a very big yes. There are already a number of companies doing this. A quick Google search will bring up a slew…"
May 11
Michael Arnovitz replied to Ian Thomson's discussion allergy free chocolates
"You’re right; you have taken a pretty big bite! I don’t know how much time you have to complete this, but I hope it’s at least another few weeks! Anyway, while reading your post a few questions and thoughts came to me. Maybe they…"
May 7
Michael Arnovitz replied to Heather Johnston's discussion Continuous tempering machines: Bakon Choco-lution?
"My understanding is that the Bakon tempering machine has only been available for a little over a year, so it probably just hasn't worked its way into enough hands yet. That having been said, I've also found it a bit curious that no one…"
May 7
Michael Arnovitz replied to An Vertonghen's discussion belgian endives filling
"This bad boy from PolyScience is seriously expensive (over $9k), but if you are going to make extractions on any regular basis, and you have the budget, you might want to take a look at it. I've been lusting after this thing for a while now. If…"
May 5
Michael Arnovitz replied to Melanie Boudar's discussion Moisture meter
Mar 31
Michael Arnovitz replied to Calum's discussion Chocolate Bar wrappers - Copyright issues from commercial use?
"Okay this is different. I didn't realize that you were talking about decorative and stationary paper. In that case I would simply call the manufacturer and ask them. They'll probably be fine with it. In fact they may really like the idea…"
Jan 28
Michael Arnovitz replied to Calum's discussion Chocolate Bar wrappers - Copyright issues from commercial use?
"If by "off the shelf" you mean stock photography and/or illustrations, then the answer to whether or not this is permitted depends on the company from which you license the art. When you pay for art on a stock art web site you are not…"
Jan 28
Michael Arnovitz replied to Alan Caldwell's discussion alternatives to champion juicer
"This is probably outside of your budget, and I haven't seen anyone else do this, but Scott Witherow at Olive & Sinclair uses (or at least used to use) a Mexican corn mill. Check out the attached video at about the 1:25 mark. Looks like…"
Jan 27

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Chocolate-based full dinner at the Heathman here in Portland. Got to sit at the same table with the Valrhona rep as well as Jesse and Aubrey from Cacao. Great evening.
My favorite chocolate is:
The one I'm going to perfect in a few months.

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