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FreshRoast Roaster - Josh Gajewski's Review
Posted: July 8, 2002, 12:07pm
review rating: 5.4
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Arrow The FreshRoast Roaster has 68 Reviews
Arrow The FreshRoast Roaster has been rated 8.29 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Jon Stout 9.50
Arnie Quinn 9.00
Steve Pacenka 9.00
Jerry Kalpin 9.00
Joseph Hession 8.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Fresh Beans Inc. Quality: 9
Average Price: $75.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $60.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: gift Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: none
Bottom Line: It's my first time roasting and I've not messed up once with this machine!
Positive Product Points

Extremely easy to use.  There is nothing to it.  It takes about 5 minutes.  There is a nifty chaff catcher on the top so there isn't chaff flying about the kitchen while the coffee roasts.  Hardly any cleanup at all, just brush the chaff out with a washcloth and wipe out the roaster when it cools off.

Negative Product Points

Only problem that I've really noticed is that the bottom metal plate of the roasting chamber warped a little after 4 consecutive roasts.  I suppose it needs to cool down between roasts.

Detailed Commentary

I had never roasted green coffee beans before I received the Freshroast as a gift.  It was kind of on a whim that a friend gave it to me and I think they were shocked to find out that I've become addicted to it!  It is so easy to use and the difference between store-bought roasted beans and the ones that I roast at home is incredible.  But back to the actual machine:  Easy to use.  Small, fits on my countertop and I can put it away in a cupboard when it is not being used.  There is little cleanup and it doesn't make a mess.  Like I said, I'm a novice at this and the Freshroast made it into a no-brainer.  It has one controll button, that's it.  You just turn the knob and watch the coffee roast.  It takes about five minutes depending on the bean.

Buying Experience

I really don't have any buying experience with this product because it was a gift.

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