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Hearthware Precision Roaster - Butch Burton's Review
Posted: May 9, 2000, 2:25pm
review rating: 3.0
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Hearthware Precision Roaster
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Arrow The Hearthware Precision Roaster has 33 Reviews
Arrow The Hearthware Precision Roaster has been rated 8.27 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Java Man (Espressopithecus) 9.00
Richard Floch 9.00
Ken Wilson 9.00
Kevin Morgan 8.80
Bruce Harlick 8.53

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 8
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you like real coffee-buy it.
Positive Product Points

Easy to use, sturdy design

Negative Product Points

Machine is sensitive to fluctuating electric source-needs it‘s own circuit during operation.

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Paid about $110 from Sweet Maria‘s. Have noticed a significant amount of variation in roast times caused by changes in ambient temperature.  In the winter typical ambient temp is about 40 degrees-takes a 6.5 or 7 on the dial to get thru first crack.  At 70 degrees and above, got to crank down roast dial to 4.5.  Winter roasting seems to result in brighter and more subtle flavors.  Suspect faster roasting eliminates more subtle flavors.  Bought this after many attempts to buy "fresh roasted" beans and getting drek.  If you like your coffee-buy this and roast your own.  Also have a WB Poppery II-it has the capability of roasting beans, but it is much more difficult to control-but cheap mine cost $2.

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