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Alpenrost Roaster - JTM's Review
Posted: September 4, 2001, 9:18pm
review rating: 3.7
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Arrow The Alpenrost Roaster has 22 Reviews
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Phil Dodgson 9.00
Rick Waits 9.00
Roger Placer 8.87
Deward Hastings 8.70
Brendan Getchel 8.44

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.8
Manufacturer: Swissmar Quality: 10
Average Price: $300.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Aesthetics 4
Owned for: 6 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: when will someone build a roaster that works as advertised
Positive Product Points

build quality

Negative Product Points

Ive had two now and neither has roasted coffee correctly for more that two months.  Mine have turned green coffee yellow, not brown.

Machine is for experienced roasters.  Automatic features sound good, but are to dependent on environmental factors (temperature etc).  A batch set on 12 one day will come out completely different on another day.

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Great idea with bad execution.  Product design has been well thought out but I have now had two machines and neither has worked for more that a couple of months.  I have called to company and they replaced it once but now on the second unit they want me to send it to them for inspection...rather than sending me a replacement.  Im not happy with that.  I spent my money in good faith and now they are not standing behind their warranty.  Oh well, no time to argue...I will just wait for another model from another vendor.

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