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Coffee Bean Roaster

Display: Hearth to Cookstove
Culinary Technique: roasting

Date: c 1880

Dimensions: 9.5" h x 9" w x 20.5 d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

The half-lid of this pan opened so that the cook could watch or add contents while cranking to turn the agitator that both scraped the floor of the pan with a wide blade and mixed the contents with two upright blades to keep them from burning. Hunters and outdoorsmen could have used such a utensil to prepare a rich porridge with lard and cream over a campfire.