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Hearthware Precision Roaster - Jaime Athos's Review
Posted: February 4, 2000, 4:01pm
review rating: 6.0
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Hearthware Precision Roaster
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Arrow The Hearthware Precision Roaster has 33 Reviews
Arrow The Hearthware Precision Roaster has been rated 8.27 overall by our member reviewers
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Java Man (Espressopithecus) 9.00
Richard Floch 9.00
Ken Wilson 9.00
Kevin Morgan 8.80
Bruce Harlick 8.53

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 8
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: An inexpensive and easy way to get into home roasting. Buy one -- fresh roasted is better!
Positive Product Points

Clear roast chamber allows roasting by color
Idiot-proof design with only two buttons and a dial
Good chaff collection
Relatively little smoke produced

Negative Product Points

Smallish 1/2 cup capacity
No control over roast profile

Detailed Commentary

With this machine on the market, there's no excuse for not roasting your own beans.  Dump in a half cup of green beans.  Fire up the machine and keep an ear out for the sound of cracking beans.  Hit the 'cool' button when you've reached your desired roast.

I don't take advantage of the timer dial, instead opting to just manually end my roasts.  If you took the time to work out the dial setting for each of your bean varieties, though, this would literally be a 'set-and-forget' process.

Now that I've gotten a number of roasts under my belt, I wish that the roast profile could be manipulated on the Precision.  This is a minor quibble, though, and a machine with that sort of flexibility would certainly cost considerably more than the Precision.

For the $105 (delivered) that I paid for the Precision, it will pay for itself in no time.  Go get one of these!

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