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Hearthware Gourmet Roaster - Guy Tedesco's Review
Posted: August 28, 2001, 10:04pm
review rating: 7.0
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Hearthware Gourmet Roaster
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Arrow The Hearthware Gourmet Roaster has 13 Reviews
Arrow The Hearthware Gourmet Roaster has been rated 7.78 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Mark Farris 9.33
Glenn R. Holmes 9.00
Jesse Imbach 8.75
Will Hullinger 8.00
Mark Fletcher 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $45.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: hearthware inc Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: poppery II
Bottom Line: good price. does the job.
Positive Product Points

easy to use. good view of beans.

Negative Product Points

noisey.

Detailed Commentary

i got this for 45 bucks so i am very happy considering it sold for 110.
there is a timer setting that you set numbered 1-15 but it does not correspond to time in minutes.
you have to listen for second crack as well as watch the color of the beans as you might not hear second crack with all the noise the machine makes. the cooling cycle starts at the "3" setting so if you think you need a longer time to roast move the timer dial before it hits 3. the machine does an excellent job of collection of the chaff from the beans and cooling down the beans.it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish (beginning of second crack roast). smoke level is no worse than that you get from popping popcorn.

Buying Experience

received the roaster along with the grinder within the week of ordering

Three Month Followup

600 batches done with the roaster still going strong (100lbs of coffee)
tip. clean air vents on underside of base periodically to prevent decrease in air flow of fan.also tighten tabs on pot if it becomes loose fitting by bending the tabs upwards to maintain proper seal between pot and base of machine

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