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Hearthware i-Roast 2 - Ash Furrow's Review
Posted: October 29, 2010, 7:58pm
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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: 3.0
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 3
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 2
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Green Beanery Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 year Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Behmor 1600
Bottom Line: Don't waste your money - just use a popcorn popper until you can afford a Behmor 1600
Positive Product Points

- Cheaper home roaster
- Works
- Allows you to get really dark roasts, if you're into that sort of thing
- Chafe collector is easy to clean out.

Negative Product Points

- Overheats like crazy
- Low roast capacity (1/4 pound max)
- Must wait three(ish) hours between roasts

Detailed Commentary

I got this machine as my first roaster a year and a half ago, graduating from my popcorn popper. I think it would have been better to just stick with the popper.

This machine will turn itself off if it gets too hot. The more I used it, the more often it would over heat. Additionally, it produces a lot of smoke. Not so bad, but it set of my smoke detectors even if I ran it under my range hood. I had an elaborate setup to contain the smoke, but since you have to wait at least a few hours between roasts (or it WILL overheat), I have to distribute the smaller roasts throughout the week, which is very inconvenient.

Buying Experience

Bought from the Green Beanery - good service as usual.

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