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Gene Cafe Roaster - John LaPlante's Review
Posted: May 19, 2012, 3:56pm
review rating: 6.0
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Gene Cafe Roaster
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Arrow The Gene Cafe Roaster has 26 Reviews
Arrow The Gene Cafe Roaster has been rated 8.08 overall by our member reviewers
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Eddie Dove 9.66
Tom Lewis 8.77
Bill Miano 8.55
Scott Arledge 8.44
Robert Combs 8.21

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.2
Manufacturer: Genesis Korea Quality: 3
Average Price: $600.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $495.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Burman Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Great roaster but poor motor life and no support.
Positive Product Points

When working fine roaster

Negative Product Points

Motor life and tech support

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I have used two motors and now am in need a new one.  The manufacturer has not responded to any of my emails nor phone messages.  My roasting is done on a weekly basis in eight oz batches, one each week. I do not recommend the machine for the stated reasons.  I'm now looking for a replacement roaster.  Anyone out there is welcome to respond with your ideas.  When I replaced the first motor I was advised by the parts dealer that the Gene has motor life issues and to be extra careful about cleaning the motor chamber.  I was advised to modify the install process.  I did not follow the advise but prefered to install and operate as per the manual.  Bad mistake.

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