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Hottop Roaster - Douglas Leslie's Review
Posted: May 10, 2006, 10:48am
review rating: 6.2
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Arrow The Hottop Roaster has 27 Reviews
Arrow The Hottop Roaster has been rated 7.27 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 4, 2003.
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Sam Decock 9.50
Bruce G 9.00
Aaron Tubbs 8.54
Doug Jamieson 8.50
Darshan-Josiah Barber 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 1.4
Manufacturer: Chang Yue Quality: 0
Average Price: $550.00 Usability: 0
Price Paid: $595.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Sweet Marias Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 0
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Hearthware
Bottom Line: Fire hazard
Positive Product Points

Sometimes it didn't blow up.

Negative Product Points

Fire hazard

Detailed Commentary

I used this machine for over a year. Last month, I roasted a batch of beans in a basement ventilated room. Once the roast was finished, I hit the eject button and the beans discharged into the cooling tray. I closed the room door and left. About 10 minutes later, there was a noise like a tree falling. The room was on fire. The fire damage was confined to the room containing the roaster, but smoke damage occured throughout the basement. The roaster had been connected to a voltage regulator recommended by Sweet Marias for this purpose.

I surmise that the roaster heating grid failed to turn off after the eject button was pushed and the beans emptied into the tray. At least we were insured against fire.

Buying Experience

Sweet Maria's was not to blame.

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