[Homeroast] IRoast 2

Frank Parth fparth at mac.com
Sat Dec 4 08:30:22 CST 2010


Chris,
i bought my Gene Cafe back in 2006, and I've put 200+ roasts through it.

The only problem I've ever had was due to a clogged outlet filter, and that was solved by boiling the outlet filterin 
water to remove all the crud that had built up over the years.

Frank Parth


>  On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Christopher Navarro <cnavarro2 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>  I'm usually just a fly on the wall on this list, but now I have a reason to
>>  post, I could use some information.  I think my IRoast 2 finally gave out.
>>  I noticed with my last 2 roasts that the cool cycle wasn't cooling nearly
>>  as
>>  fast as all my previous roasts and I had to resort to using a metal
>>  colander
>>  to finish the process.  At the end of today's roast I knew the machine was
>>  done because it had a strange smoke coming out that I've smelled before
>>  when
>>  old computer monitors die.  With some minor investigation I discovered that
>>  when I plugged the roaster in the heating element came on without touching
>>  any settings on the roaster.  The heating element must have been staying on
>>  during the cooling cycle.  Another good reason to watch the entire roast
>>  from start to finish every time.
>   >
>>  This was my first roaster and has provided me with just over two years of
>>  great coffee so it was well worth the money.  The good news is now I have a
>>  reason to research and buy a new roaster, which will probably either be a
>>  Behmor or Gene Cafe based on budget and what I have read about them thus
>>  far.
>>
>>  A question I have for people who own the Behmor and/or Gene Cafe.   Can you
>>  give me an idea of the durability of your machine (i.e. about how many
>>  roasts were you able to do before it gave out or if it hasn't given out
>>  yet,
>>  how many roasts have you done with it?  With my IRoast I logged about 220+
>>  roasts, I roasted about every 3 days, give or take.  I have roasted heavily
>>  chaffed coffees and peaberries, which seems like it might be a problem
>>  based
>>  on Tom's review so I am curious to get an idea of your experiences with
>>  each
>>  roaster, what you like and don't like.  Thanks for taking the time to
>>  provide feedback.
>>
>>  Regards,
>>  Chris
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