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Behmor 1600 Roaster - Brad Croyle's Review
Posted: January 22, 2015, 12:40pm
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Al Smith 8.76
Karl Denninger 8.75
Endo Smith 8.50
Jerry Kalpin 8.50
John Walker 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Behmor Quality: 5
Average Price: $299.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $300.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Cate's Green Coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Freshroast, iRoast
Bottom Line: Originally worked well, but broke after only about 40-50 pounds of coffe roasted in it.
Positive Product Points

This roaster looks nice and well built.  It has a nice capacity for those who want to roast up to a pound of coffee.   It does a good job of roasting the coffee, nice and even.  I loved it before it broke and sang its praises.  Loved to show it off to all my friends.

Negative Product Points

This roaster broke after only about 40-50 pounds of coffee through it.  Some electric panel broke.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this roaster when I was able to drink a good bit of coffee, but I soon got ill and can't now due to some health problems.  I only roasted a half pound batch every other month when I had friends over who drink coffee.  I have roasted about 40-50 pounds of coffee in this roaster, which worked very well.  This is not that much coffee for such a unit in my opinion.   However, when I was roasting a batch the unit just stopped and the beans were sizzling with smoke pouring out of the unit.  I was expecting this product to last longer than what I did.  I have a freshroast and iRoast that still work.  These did not have the quality of the Behmor, but they still work.  I know I probably roasted about 300 pounds with the iRoast as I did drink a ton of coffee.    

I cannot believe that the roaster broke with such little use.  I am going to try to fix it and see if it will come to life again.

Buying Experience

Excellent from Cate's green coffee.

Tech support from Behmor has been responsive.

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