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Hearthware i-Roast 2 - John Alspaugh's Review
Posted: April 14, 2007, 12:13pm
review rating: 4.4
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Hearthware i-Roast 2 Coffee Roaster
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Arrow The Hearthware i-Roast 2 has 29 Reviews
Arrow The Hearthware i-Roast 2 has been rated 6.74 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 20, 2006.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Gino Magnotta 9.33
Mark Wathne 8.00
Paul Wood 8.00
Jeffrey Portman 8.00
Jules Gobeil 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Manufacturer: Hearthware Quality: 7
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $179.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: morecoffee.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Produces a good roast very quickly.  If you're into programming speacial roasting curves,  be warned:  Programming this unit is far worse then it was setting the time on your VCR in the 1980's! Ha!
Positive Product Points

Quickly roasts the coffee

Negative Product Points

Programming different coffee curves is a nightmare. I just use the presets

Detailed Commentary

I use this product every day. It does a good job, but sometimes the roast gets too hot and smokes. Thanks to this website, I now understand that during the final stage of roasting when  you see the coffee getting to the right color roast, you can simply hit the 'Cool" button and stop the roasting. I didn't realize that before.  Who ever provided that advice ( can't remember ), thank-you , thank-you, thank-you very much! The unit is a bit noisy as others have pointed out, but not a big deal. If you roast inside the house, you certainly want to place this unit near the stove vent so that the smoke can be exhausted out of the house. Roasting smoke smells good at first, but takes on a rancid smell after awhile. You do get a vent attachment that will let you attach a dryer type hose.

Buying Experience

Quick and Easy!

Three Month Followup

I continue to use this almost daily, no problem with the exception that it roasts too quickly even on preset 1 and I have to manually watch the roast and hit the cool button about 2-3 minutes before the roast time is scheduled to end.

One Year Followup

Still use this product. Would purchase again.

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