Hottop USA
Upgrading Your
Hottop Coffee Roaster

Upgrading Your Hottop Coffee Roaster
Everything you need to know about upgrading your Hottop Coffee Roaster

    Over the years there have been four models of Hottop Coffee Roasters with some minor variations in some of those models. Even with those changes, the basic design has remained constant. This allows Hottop to offer upgrade kits which will give older Hottop Coffee Roasters virtually all the benefits and function of the newer models *1
    Before considering an upgrade please feel free to download the upgrade procedure instructions to be sure that the procedure is within your ability. The upgrade involves partial disassembly of the machine, and the instructions take you step by step through the entire job, so be sure you can accomplish the tasks involved before ordering.

Download the complete Upgrade Instructions in PDF format
Choose the manual for your model below:
    This document covers upgrading to the KN-8828P-2
    This document covers upgrading to the KN-8828B-2
NOTE: Upgrading to the "K" functionality of the current models is possible, but requires additional parts not listed on the website. Contact us by E-Mail for more information or to order.

To download the PDF upgrade document::
1) RIGHT click on the appropriate link above
2) Choose one of the following from the menu that appears:
    - for FIREFOX and Mozilla browsers: "Save Link AS"
    - for Internet Explorer: "Save target As"
3) Then save the file to your hard drive in the location of your choice (or default location depending on browser).
4) Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.


How To Use the Upgrade Matrix
1 - Find your machine along the top row
2 - Choose the model to which you will be converting along the left column
3 - Each square lists the parts that come with the conversion kit and the current cost of the kit.

UPGRADE
MATRIX
Upgrade From
KN-8828
Upgrade From
KN-8828D
Upgrade From
KN-8828B
or
KN-8828B-2
Upgrade From
KN-8828P
or
KN-8828P-2
Upgrade From
KN-8828B-2K
Upgrade From
KN-8828P-2K
Upgrade To
KN-8828
X
X
X
X
X
Upgrade To
KN-8828D
Control Panel
$100
X
X
X
X
Upgrade To
KN-8828B-2
Main Board
Control Panel
Cables
$320
Main Board
Control Panel
Cables
$320
Control Panel
$120
X
X
Upgrade To
KN-8828P-2
Main Board
Control Panel
Cables
$420
Main Board
Control Panel
Cables
$420
Control Panel
$200
X
X
Upgrade To
KN-8828B-2K
X
X
X
X
Control Panel
$120
Upgrade To
KN-8828P-2K
X
X
X
X
Control Panel
$200
 
Please note:
- When upgrading any model, it is important to note that the voltage of the upgrade kit MUST match the voltage of the machine being upgraded. For example, a 120V machine can only use the 120V upgrade kit. Changing the voltage is possible, but other components will need to be changed as well.
- All prices are subject to change without notice

*1 - The early models did not have a switch to sense whether or not the chaff tray is in the machine. These models can be identified by a shallow chaff tray. These machines can still be upgraded as described above, but you will not be reminded to remove the chaff tray before roasting. Additionally, the Manual Eject mechanism of the KN-8828B-2, KN-8828P-2, KN-8828B-2K, and KN-8828P-2K is not part of the upgrade kits. This upgrade would entail major disassembly of your roaster to accomplish and additional parts at additional expense. All other functions of the upgrade will operate as described.

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