Assuming reliability issues don`t bite you, expect better coffee at less cost with this unit.
Positive Product Points
Simple operation. Fast roast time.
Negative Product Points
Noise, relatively small batch size. Possible reliability issues
I just received my second Hearthware Precision Roaster (now dubbed Home Innovations). The first one started malfunctioning about a month ago. I roast three batches twice a week to make a pot every morning (Two on Saturday ) and a Latte for my wife. The new unit has a white base and seems to operate a litte more quietly but still sounds like a blow dryer. am sending the first one back for service under the terms of the 1 year warranty. I purchased the first one about 10 months before it started malfunctioning. We`ll see how they treat me! Paid about $120 at Sweet Maria`s. I estimate I roasted about 60 pounds of beans before the first one died. Figure on saving about 3-4 bucks per pound buying green beans versus roasted. The unit basically paid for itself before it croaked, but I was hoping to see about 2-3 years use out of it. Hopefully the new one will fare better.