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Hearthware Gourmet Roaster - Craig Hairrell's Review
Posted: January 17, 2002, 9:32pm
review rating: 6.0
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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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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 8.0
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $49.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: www.hearthware.com Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Melitta
Bottom Line: Well-made, low-cost, simple, but effective roaster.
Positive Product Points

Low price.
Quality roast.
Removable, glass roasting chamber.
Good chaff filter.

Negative Product Points

Noisy.
Smokey.
1/2 cup green capacity.
No separate "cool" switch.

Detailed Commentary

I've had remarkable success with this roaster, in spite of having to roast outside in sub-30F weather.  I like my coffee on the dark side, which this roaster seems to do very well.  I like that it is easy to see the roasting beans.  The timer works well enough, once you get used to the machine.  It seems more substantial than I'd expected.  Overall, I'm impressed with the construction, although I haven't inspected it under the covers.  

I wish it had a simple "cool" switch as opposed to turning the timer dial toward "0".  This method works, but it would be better to be certain that the roast cycle had ended.  The cool down cycle seems to work quite well, by the way.

Buying Experience

This was a gift, so this was a wonderful "buying" experience for me.

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