Has to be one of the best home roasters for under $500
Positive Product Points
· Ability to get consistent repeatable results · Great function and value · Easy to setup, roast, and clean
Negative Product Points
· Cooling cycle is too slow · Chaff screen easily gets clogged and chaff wiper doesn't work so well · Doesn't get hot enough with batch sizes over 250 grams
Overall, this has got to be one of the best roasters for someone willing to shell out $500. Nice control over temperature, time, and roast regularity. Even though the cooling cycle kind of stinks, there are ways to work around this and get consistent roasting results, every time. My experience shows that batch sizes of 200-250 grams give you the most control and repeatability. I ended up shooting a short video of a sample roast and took some detailed pictures as well. This detailed review, with video and pics can be seen at http://hubpages.com/hub/GeneCafeRoaster
Sweet Maria's is awesome. Great selection, information, and always ships super fast. I highly recommend buying from them.