relatively inexpensive. Allows you to program different temp curves for those who want to experiment. Slender design.
Negative Product Points
My major complaint is that it lasted me a little over a year before breaking down. And that Hearthware never responded when I contacted them (numerous times) about my issue, which was that it all of sudden failed to go over an indicated 270F.
slender design - doesn't take up a lot of space on the kitchen counter. Liked the roasts although I've never owned a drum roaster to compare with, and doesn't have a lot of experience + doesn't take roast notes. Not too expensive, although if it's only going to last year after less than strenuous use then it becomes quite expensive!
Much more flexible than Freshroast, so well worth the extra price it seems to me. Not too difficult to clean and good chaff collector. While it does allow you to program your own roast curves, it is not easy to do so or at least immediately clear how to do so. Also the machine is just too noisy, which makes it difficult to hear the cracks nevermind standing around listening to it while it finishes the roasts.
All in all I liked it though and would have probably kept using it if it hadn't broken down on me.
Sweet Maria's are great and I have just bought a Behmor 1600 from them to replace the iRoast 2.