Hello from Nova Scotia! I am a new Robobrew owner and long time participant in our regional brew club. My Robobrew crapped out on the very first brew. There’s a thread on our club page about the Robobrew, and a distressing number are about Robobrews breaking down. Curious to know whether you guys are having similiar issues or if there’s any gossip about recalls, etc. The last post–someone’s elements blew out, but not before overheating so much that they scortched the beer black!–is pretty distressing.
In the thread so far one person’s pump broke on the first brew, one person’s circuit board blew out on their first brew, another person’s circuit board went on their second brew, and another’s elements went crazy. I don’t know the numbers, but we’re not a huge group and only a small percentage of us must own Robobrews, so that’s an alarming number of machines breaking down really fast.
On my machine, in addition to the circuit board crapping out (it was stucking reading 120 C), I also had one of the “lid clamps” come off because of a bad weld and a leak on another spot due to a bad weld, both out of box.
See the thread here. Skip to page two: http://www.brewnosers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=164273&sid=8ec48225b8e88fa6bdda414c3f955f17#p164273