Roast control Air control Bean visibility Build materials
Negative Product Points
Price to capacity not the greatest
I have owned the SR500 for a week. Done 3 roasts so far and I am very surprised with this roaster. 1. I thought this machine was built out of plastic. When I got it I was surprised once I opened it. Looks like it may last linger than I expected. 2 Roast control is nice and as others have stated you are only limited to 9.9min roast time, nope I was able to keep adding on time to hit a darker roast. This is a big plus for me because the electricity in my home can be unstable sometimes dropping here and there. I bought this to use as a sample roaster ans it looks nice with my Sonofresco. I look forward to buying again once it breaks down.
Greenbeanery.ca nice and easy. they also sell a few replacement parts so I think I will deal with them again down the road.
Three Month Followup
Still working like new. It's had some light use. Can handle roasting under an hour back to back. I have found out tho that if you exceed 1/4 lb, even by 10-15g your roast is gonna stall out... I roasted around 140g aiming for Full City and stalled at a City ++.
PS: With a timer and temp probe you can control the roast and keep adding time until you bake the coffee. This roast above almost hit 20min before I decided to stop it.