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Hearthware i-Roast 2 - Jan Van der weel's Review
Posted: April 24, 2010, 4:26am
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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: 4.0
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 3
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: ongebrand.nl Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 6 months Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: popcorn popper
Bottom Line: Will produce an inferior roast
Positive Product Points

- Small
- Works "automaticly"
- Has roast profiles

Negative Product Points

- Very noisy
- Roasts (too) fast
- Incorrect temperature measurement/ control
- Not durable
- Impossible to change temperature during roast
- Programming is not intuitive
- The amount of coffee you can roast in this machine is too small
- Produces very bad tasting coffee

Detailed Commentary

I can not recommend this machine because:
- The machine is very noisy (too difficult to hear the cracks)
- The machine roasts very (too) fast
- Incorrect temperature measurement/ control
- Not durable (i found unidentified parts in the roasting chamber after approx 25 roasts)  
- Impossible to change temperature during roast
- Programming is not intuitive
- The amount of coffee you can roast in this machine is too small
- Produces very bad tasting coffee compared to my Whirley Pop roasted coffee

Buying Experience

Buying experience was good.

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