[Homeroast] IRoast 2

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Sat Dec 4 12:31:16 CST 2010


Same here except I never had to replace anything in the Behmor  despite two chaff fires. It's the Timex of roasters--takes a licking but it keeps on ticking.

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On Dec 3, 2010, at 4:06 PM, stan bob <stanbob10 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From one fly to another...  I have now  roasted over 300 roasts in my Behmor 
> over the past 2 years.  Have had to  replace a fan motor once otherwise no 
> issues. Highly recommend it for  it's durability though I wish I had better 
> control over my roasts.
> and yes, I too started roasting with an IRoast-2
> Stan
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> On 12/03/2010 02:40 PM, Christopher Navarro 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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