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Hearthware I-Roast - David Fisher's Review
Posted: May 13, 2009, 6:11am
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Hearthware I-Roast
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Arrow The Hearthware I-Roast has 29 Reviews
Arrow The Hearthware I-Roast has been rated 6.03 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since December 24, 2004.
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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Christopher Keene 8.67
Leland Goertz 8.50
Bob J 8.33
Mike Ferro 8.00
Alan Hurvitz 7.84

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 0.2
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 0
Average Price: $170.00 Usability: 0
Price Paid: $139.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Cates green coffee Aesthetics 1
Owned for: 2 years Overall 0
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Junk good for a yard game who can toss the junk roaster the farthest.
Positive Product Points

About the only good thing about this unit is the fact that it doesn't allow chafe to blow out. Not to heavy and easy to toss in the trash.

Negative Product Points

after a short while  the top starts to vibrate loose and blow chafe all over the kitchen. The base motor does not last more than 2 years. I bought 2 of these things and I thought the reason the first one fell apart was heavy use. I bought the second one and roasted coffee per instructions and it didn't last any longer than the first one.

Detailed Commentary

Save your money and buy a Hot air corn popper. Click Here (www.buy.com) This is what I started out with and what I'm going back to. There is no such thing as a low cost coffee roaster for the home user. I had a hard time finding something good to say about this unit and I'm still kicking my self for buying two of them. One thing for sure there is not going to be any nunber 3 in my future. I can roast coffee with a hot air popper just as fast if not faster and clean up is not that hard all you need is a portable vacuum. I have been roasting all of my own coffee for about 8 years now and I started out using a hot air popper and I have come full circle back to the hot air popper. I love coffee but I don't love being ripped off. When I can get a hot air popper for $25 and use it for years on end I really think now it will be hard to get me away from it. I paid out over $280 for coffee roasters + shipping and in 4 years both of them are dead. To buy another one is kind of pointless to me. If some one wants me to be a field tester for them bring it on and send me a FREE roaster I will check it out for you and give you an opinon. I roast coffe about 3 times a week because I like it as fresh as I can get it

Buying Experience

I have no problem with the vendor that sold me this product I'm sure that they have no idea that it was junk they don't use them they just sell them. Every thing I ever bought from Cates green coffee was on time and very quick delivery and fair price.  I can't say enough good about the vendor and I will continue to buy from them in the future.

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