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Overall Rating 6.0, Based on 29 Reviews
Avg Price $170.00
Manufacturer Hearthware
Machine Type Coffee Roaster
Colors Black
Class Coffee Roaster, Fluid Air
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Roasters, Accessories & Misc: Hearthware I-Roast
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A new breed of home roasters that lets you set the roasting profiles (parameters) that allow precise control of how the roaster takes care of your green coffee.

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Bob J (quality: 8.3) 12.25.2004 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: A terrific consumer roaster with programmable roasting profiles.
Chris Ward (quality: 5.5) 01.25.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: A coffeegeek's dream: Use the basic settings and get better and fresher roasts than you're used to, or fiddle endlessly in persuit of perfection.
Adam Reisner (quality: 6.0) 01.27.2005 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: if you buy one plan on summer roasting or indoor roasting and hunkerdown if you ever need hearthware support.
Christopher Keene (quality: 8.7) 01.28.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The ne plus ultra of home hot air roasters.  The most advanced stage in the evolution from popcorn popper to coffee roaster.
Craig Shields (quality: 6.6) 01.31.2005 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: A roaster that roasts!  Color me amazed!
Carl Picciotto (quality: 6.8) 02.06.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Well built, with an integrated thermometer, but loud, and with a temperature controller that could be much smarter at compensating for changing ambient conditions.
Tom Be (quality: 7.2) 02.08.2005 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: It works but build quality is poor, I'd rather have spent money on a PID for a popper.
Liz Howe (quality: 1.0) 03.10.2005 Rating: 1.8
Bottom Line: Buyer beware!
David Echelbarger (quality: 7.4) 03.11.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: If you learn to use this roaster as a tool, and not as a set and forget machine,  it will meet your needs.
Robert Bean (quality: 4.5) 03.21.2005 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: Not the upgrade I had hoped for from Hearthware.
Alan Hurvitz (quality: 7.8) 03.25.2005 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Plain and simple... if you adhere to a bit of discipline, here's what you get after a bit of trial and error. Consistently GREAT coffee roasted exactly the way you like it. And let's face it, isn't that what this is all about?
Len Charleville (quality: 7.3) 04.13.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Well built, easy to use, and produces a quality roast.
Will Smith (quality: 6.5) 05.04.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good, albeit loud roaster
Steve Patriquen (quality: 5.3) 05.08.2005 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: This machine should not be on the market in its current form. A good idea but needs refining and attention to safety. I have gone back to the Precision. (1 yr edit - now using a Hottop and very happy)
Jim Hill (quality: 6.8) 05.14.2005 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: A very good coffee roaster that can take a while to master.
Leland Goertz (quality: 8.5) 05.27.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A well built, quality roaster, capable of producing an exceptional roast.
Tom O (quality: 7.6) 08.15.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: The i-roast is a step up from the popcorn popper in the pursuit of the god-shot - or as Homer Simpson would say:  "mmmmm- sacrilicious"
Walt Isgro (quality: 3.5) 09.21.2005 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: If this needs replacement I'll try another brand.
Randy Sarrow (quality: 5.8) 05.14.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Buy it - I beleive this is the best machine in its class
Jeff Mauerman (quality: 5.7) 10.29.2006 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: Sadly, a poor investment.
Sue Fourin (quality: 2.5) 04.17.2007 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Too expensive for what it does, non durable, has no advantage over an air popcorn popper
Patrick T (quality: 0.6) 05.04.2007 Rating: 0.4
Bottom Line: Don't deal with Hearthware.  Even the i-Roast II has poorly put together parts and others are not happy with it.
Peter Jackson 09.13.2007 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: This machine can do an accurate roast profile; I hope it holds up for a long time.
Michael DeCorte (quality: 3.7) 09.25.2008 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: Nice roast, but it is somewhat fragile and you will need luck and patience to get it fixed.
Don Ferron (quality: 5.0) 10.14.2008 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Excellent value in a home roaster.
Jeff Smith (quality: 5.5) 05.12.2009 Rating: 1.2
Bottom Line: better you should grab a hammer and strike your thumb with it.
David Fisher 05.13.2009 Rating: 0.2
Bottom Line: Junk good for a yard game who can toss the junk roaster the farthest.
Mike Ferro (quality: 8.0) 05.25.2009 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A very good machine for people who prefer light roasts and who don't use a lot of coffee.
Wes Howard-brook (quality: 7.0) 07.02.2009 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: Why buy a noisy, smokey starter roaster when you can get a Behmor for less than twice the price, which will certainly last more than twice as long and produce much better results.
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