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Hearthware i-Roast 2 - David Batley's Review
Posted: January 13, 2008, 2:41pm
review rating: 7.0
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Hearthware i-Roast 2 Coffee Roaster
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Arrow The Hearthware i-Roast 2 has 29 Reviews
Arrow The Hearthware i-Roast 2 has been rated 6.74 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 20, 2006.
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Gino Magnotta 9.33
Mark Wathne 8.00
Paul Wood 8.00
Jeffrey Portman 8.00
Jules Gobeil 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 8
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $219.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Green Beanery Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: A great way to get into programmable home roasting.
Positive Product Points

Small footprint.
Easy to use.
Almost smoke free.

Negative Product Points

Noisy.
Small batch size and long wait between multiple batches.

Detailed Commentary

I made the leap to home roasting and love it. It's easy and rewarding. I bought some El Salvador and Brazilian green beans on Ebay and then bought the iRoast2. I didn't use the two preset profiles after reading other profiles on here. I programmed in 2 profiles of my own and pretty much use them all the time. I roast three 130g batches a week and this handles my coffee use unless i give beans away or have lots of company. I roast two batches to 2nd crack until oily and and mix with one batch done to a lighter roast. I've been getting great espresso and drip coffee.  I roast indoors and my wife doesn't mind the smell. There is very little smoke, but a definate odor. My smoke detector emits the odd beep, but has never gone off. My biggest complaint is that anyone who tries my home roasted beans wants to take some home. The size of this roaster makes it hard to roast and give much away, but it suits my needs very well.

Buying Experience

The greenbeanery.ca. No problems and quick shipping.

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