The Nesco is a quiet machine with good visibility. The unique auger-driven design gives the machine a unique look with a compact footprint. Bonus: it's made in the USA!
The Nesco Home Coffee Roaster uses a unique auger-driven agitator in the center of the roast chamber and operates quietly. It has a catalytic converter in the exhaust system that eliminates a good deal of roast smoke.
We recommend this home roaster with a few conditions. Dark roasts take a long time and the roaster might have trouble attaining a full French roast with voltages below 110v. Also, the chaff that covers the inside of the roasting chamber makes it difficult to see inside. The chaff won't affect the flavor of your coffee...it just doesn't look very nice. See our extended review for more details. Interested to see what other Nesco users say about this machine? Check out the Using Air Roasters section of the Sweet Maria's Forum. Every roaster ships with a Tip Sheet. Here is a downloadable version of the Nesco Tip Sheet
Made in the USA by Metal Ware Corp.
|Batch Size||5 oz|
|Control||Roast time, recall and cooling, Button|
|Roast Time||18-30 minutes|
|Heating Source||Screw-drive agitator in glass chamber -convective/conductive|
|Dimensions||12" x 7" x 12"|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer's warranty. No parts after|
|Cons||No parts available after warranty and after warranty repairs are expensive, Tends to bake the coffee because of the long roast times|
|Pros||Good at targeting lighter city roasts, Nice size footprint, Smoke-neutralizing catalytic converter makes it a terrific smoke free option|
|Volts/Watts||110v / 800w|