Originally posted by Guilty One
Hey porkbeaks, I really like that i-roast machine. How about your report before I drop $200.
I just noticed your post and, to tell the truth, I totally forgot my promise of a report. I'm kind of in the middle of cooking some odds and ends for Mother's Day so I don't have time to go into all the details, but one thing I do know for sure, The i-Roast2
is a great little machine. A drawback for some might be the fact that you can only roast a maximum of about 150 grams (a little over 4 oz. after roasting) of green beans at a time. For me, this is more than enough for a day's coffee. The best thing about the roaster is its ability to store up to 10 roasting profiles/styles in its memory and they remain there even when unplugged. The glass chamber makes it easy to decide, based on bean color, when to stop the roast and go to the 4 minute "cool-down" cycle. The chaff collector works very well and it's fairly simple to clean by lightly brushing the parts after roasting. Soap and water cleanings are to be done only when absolutely necessary. If you like dark roasts, which I do, there can be quite of smoke produced so, if you do it in the kitchen, a highly efficient exhaust fan is a must. I have been roasting in the garage or outdoors. Like I said, it's a great product and I highly recommend it. pb