Works as advertised. Easy to clean. Programable. Good value for the price.
Negative Product Points
Noise. My Z & D roaster was not as noisy because the fan had less power. Programming can be confusing until you get the hang of it.
I bought this to replace my Z&D roaster that I paid $5 at a thrift shop and It lasted about 1.5 years. Although I was very happy with the Z&D roaster I changed to the I Roast2 because I felt it had better reviews, offered more options and the costs were about the same.
I was told and I now know it to be true that the I Roast2 would produce a different roast than the Z&D roaster. It's like apples and oranges, the I Roast2 roasts taste totaly different using the same green bean that had been my favorite. The I Roast2 roasting times are much shorter and MUST be watched to keep from producing charcoal. This machine gets hot quickly and I am still trying to find the "best" time/temp cycle. I have to note that I have no my voltage loss to my power outlets and the line voltage at the receptacle is 120v. If you have voltage loses you will have longer roasting times.
The I Roast2 does produce even roasts and I find that increasing the "rest" time to a minimum of 3 days yields better tasting expresso. As with any new appliance it will take some experimentation to dial in what's best. I roast until the "color" looks right as I have difficulty hearing the cracks. I have to write that the I Roast2 started out giving me a good cup and now is giving me a very good cup as I continue to learn.
Purchased from Burman with no hitches, great service and several pounds of green beans included in the price.