Originally Posted by crunchyfrogs
yes...are they sending us current owners this item?
Hey guys, sorry for the very very late reply, I've had quite the week so far...pretty eventful with a couple of family emergencies (everything is ok), in addition to fracturing a couple of ribs in a snowboarding accident over the weekend. But I was told that if the SS prototype is approved (not just by me, but by other consumer testers) that they would honor previous sales where previous owners will get the replacement, again pending approval of a working prototype
Anyhow, I just received the prototype SS container/top design in the mail today (11/10/09) and I immediately tested it when I got home and came here to leave my impressions and realizing that I should have checked this thread at least once a day, but again my head was in a million places and somehow I forgot to keep up with this thread since posting Lori's pictures, so please accept my apologies.Ok my impressions:
So the SS container and the SS top DO NOT connect or snap together
, on the other hand, the container does hang over the openning of the warner (where water is heated). And the SS top simply rests on top of the container. But since the SS container is not heavy enough on it's own (when empty), if you have too much water, it will unfortunatly float. So the key is to either always keep the SS container filled with lots of butter topping, or Simply just put enough water in the warmer where the surface of the water is barely touching the bottom of the SS container (that's what I did and it works great). Unless we follow what Midlife had suggested which is Forgetting about adding water and assume that metal will conduct heat where the SS container will conduct heat from the warmer by contact (not sure if it would work and I did not ask Lori if that was the intention - but I can ask her tomorrow)
Also it is important to note that we will all need to cut the length of the pumping straw by possibly 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Remember to the push the pumping straw all the way up inside the pump to make sure you aren't cutting too much (utility or kitchen knife will do)
The last thing is that since the new SS top does NOT snap on top if the SS container which rests over the openning (where water is heated), this means that the top is loose, but its heavy enough (w/ the pump and straw) to rest over the container and stay in place while pumping. So my only wish is that they would have made the top snap over the container, but , then again, that would make it hard to remove the top or unsnapping it without having to pick up the whole thing up and risk burning your hand by touching the hot container. So I say all in all, this is a GREAT improvement and as far as I am concerned, it's good enough for showtime
I would take pictures, but they will look exactly like the ones that Lori had sent me which I had shared with you last week. I sent Lori my impressions via email about 30 mins ago so hopefully the other testers, whomever they are, give the thumbs up as well.