FreshRoast SR500

We are expecting the next shipment of these roasters in late February.

If you are used to roasting on an electric popcorn popper the Freshroast 500 offers the features you are missing. Freshroast 500 is a fluid bed air roaster featuring heat and fan speed adjustments, a glass roasting chamber for visibility, and a nifty chaff collector that makes clean up easy.

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The Fresh Roast SR500 uses a simple switch for setting low, medium or high heat, a dial for adjusting fan speed (+/- 10%) and a digital timer.  We like the general design concept because it doesn't try to automate anything and allows direct user control.

The chaff collector works well and although it doesn't have a smoke reducer, the top of the machine slows the flow of smoke so roasting under your oven's hood fan will eliminate most of the smoke. In terms of price and control over the roast, the SR500 is in line with the discontinued Hearthware iRoast2, but the SR500 has a more intuitive interface and a quieter fan. The SR500 does a great job of agitating the beans - see the details page.  We used the highest fan speed and got an acceptably even roast with the SR500. Stirring to the beans mid-roast (while it's turned off) and switching to "cool" in order to  extend the roast are good tricks to help with roast control - the SR500 is a better roaster than Fresh Roast's other model, the SR300, and is worth the extra money. Our logo is printed on the backside of the chaff collector.

Every roaster we sell is shipped with a tip sheet.

Downloadable FreshRoast Tip Sheet.



Additional Info

Additional Info

Specs No
Details Page
Batch Size 4 oz (90 grams) yielding about 3.5 oz (78 grams) of roasted coffee
Control Fan speed adjustment dial. Switch to set heat at high/,medium/low. Digital timer.
Roast Time 4-8 minutes
Heating Source electric element
Height/Width/Depth 11.5" x 7" x 7.5"
Volts/Watts 110v / 1500w
Weight 4.65
Pros Quietest air roaster; Great visibility; Very simple to use; Chaff collection; Durable; Small footprint; cooling cycle
Cons Manual stirring or a high fan setting are required for even roasts; Some coasting as beans cool in the roast chamber.
Warranty Full 1 year warranty on the Base Unit. 6 month warranty on the Chaff Collector, Top Cap and Basket. Warranty void if used outside of North America.