Makes roasting fun, with a very inexpensive roaster that is eay to use and works very well.
Positive Product Points
Easy to use. Easy to Clean. Inexpensive for first timers that just want to test the water. Good warranty and very good support.
Negative Product Points
Roast batch is limited to 64 grams if you want to get the beans to move like they should.
I have the FreshRoast +8. Just to be fair, I am using a 20 amp Variac with this roaster. I find it very easy to use and repeatability is not an issue with me. I have also installed a $8 analog dial probe thermometer that goes down into the roasting chamber to about where the beans end up at the final stage of the roast. I drink coffee only and brew with a French Press, a bodum columbia. My roasts are taken into 8.5 to 9.5 minutes that get me the City+ thru the Full City+ ranges . I have also purchased a second chamber so I could do back to back roasting with less than 10 minutes cooling time. If you want to take the plunge into roasting, this is definitely recommended . Easy to hear the first crack and 2nd on most beans. I used to buy my coffee freshly roasted and it was wonderful. Now it is just WOW.
Shipping was very fast, and the price was the best at the time.