Generally speaking what features are you looking for in a wort chiller. I'm doing a wort chiller design for my senior project and I'm assembling a list of customer requirements. Part of that process is interviewing prospective future customers. I thought a thread like this would be the perfect oppurtunity to touch base with many homebrewers.
Here's a quick list of customer requirements that I've come up with.
Ease of Cleaning
Ease of Handling
Ease of Connection
Ease of Repair
Ease of Use
Automatic Shut Off
Forced Internal Convection (Whirlpool/Stirring)
Easy Brake Down for Storage
Speed of Setup
Life of Product
Water Flow Adjustment
Ability to Hang/Suspend in Pot
Can you think of anything that you'd add to this list?
Is there a specific Unit that you use or made that has something that you like or hate?
Is there a type of chiller that you refuse to buy because of a specific concern that you have with its design?
The only thing I would add is interchangeable connectors. It's would be a nice feature to have if you're buying retail. Not that it's all that important, because you can always just add adapters, but you are not asking for a ranking of the features.