Is there a minimum ambient temperature under which the Bullet should not be used? I keep the Bullet in the garage which is not heated. It is currently about 33F (just barely above freezing in the garage). The last couple of nights the outside temp was 0 degrees F (-17 C). I would imagine my garage temp was not a lot warmer.
I started a roast today and puttered around the garage while it was preheating, fixed a rake handle, plugged in the rechargeable drill, etc. Kept an eye on the bullet to make sure nothing was burning up. And after 10 or 15 minutes, I realized it was doing nothing that could be called preheating. Roastime app showed it at a flat line. She’s dead Jim. There was an IGBT 1 “code” 248 and some errors in the log. Searching the interwebs turned up nothing for me. I sent the information in a message to Aillio. They can likely let me know what the issue is.
However, I took the roaster inside the house, snuggled with it under a blanket, gave it a sip of good Scotch, and let it relax by the fireside for a while. (Just kidding about most of that … not sharing my good Scotch). After letting it warm for a while, I plugged it in and it seemed to work fine. I’m back in the garage now and it is nearly at temperature. And it just told me “Chaaage” in its nice Aussie accent. And, “Roasting has started”. Woooot!!
Really - the question is: Should I not leave the roaster in the cold garage?