KK, its not what Im using now that really interests me, Ive only had a play around once. As I mentioned, its the realistic potential for home roasting that Im interested in; is it potentially possible to at least meet, or preferably exceed, the results of a good commercial roaster at home. Of course whats "realistic" to one person may be totally unrealistic to another due to those pesky constraints. If the general consensus was "sure its possible, just go out and get yourself a $xxxxx sample roaster, apprentice yourself for 4 years, umm oh you will need 3 phase power, dedicated area ...." well sorry thats not realistic in my book. On the other hand, lets say a Hottop could match a commercial roaster, well thats realistic (maybe). Same for the skill set.