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Hearthware Precision Roaster - Steve Johnson's Review
Posted: October 27, 2000, 7:45pm
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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: 7.2
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 4
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Sweet Marias Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Maybe
Similar Items Owned: Hearthware Gourmet Roaster
Bottom Line: Great product  for home use -- but send in the warranty registration
Positive Product Points

Easy to use -- can get continued consistent results;  we have 3 regular coffee drinkers, each likes a different roasting style.

Customer service has been great

Negative Product Points

Five months and it died -- on the plus side, it was replaced within a couple of weeks with what appears to be a brand new one.   Check archives of alt.coffee -- this seems to be a common comment

Follow-up ( Jan. 4, 2002 ) ;  now on my fourth roaster -- none have lasted close to a year.   Customer service has been wonderful;  but would love to see this product improved for reliability.

Detailed Commentary

Purchased from http://www.sweetmarias.com for about $150 ( it was a gift ).   This was our first attempt at home roasting -- we absolutely fell in love with it and the marvelous coffee we were able to make.   We roast about 4 batches every other day to accomodate various preferences within the household.  

Excellent response on the warranty claim -- handled the whole transaction via e-mail;  given tracking number when replacement shipped.  Just completed roasting 4 batches within two hours after it arrived.

Buying Experience

No comment

Three Month Followup

We've finally had one survive for almost a year with no signs of death -- MAJOR factor ( in my humble opinion ) is that I never make more than two batches a day and let it sit between uses.

I'll be in line for an upgraded one and have bought the Hearthware Gourmet when they were marked down to about $50 some months ago.

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