As home roasting is a niche hobby there aren’t a ton of video, pics or a breadth of user input out there to sift through for this info, and the Allio forum has to be the best place to get this info.
Of the few videos out there on the Bullet, there seems to be two categories of videos out there showing the condition of the unit after use. Either the videos/pics are all from new users or first timers or reviews of a brand new unit, or there are the one or two videos/pics where the roaster looks like an old battery left in a kids toy for two years. So for those of you who’ve had the unit for a longer term and have a lot of roasts on it my question is, keeping up with standard maintenance on the unit, do the. Bullets start showing signs of use that you can’t clean? The last video I watched in the use of one showed what sounds like a pretty young guy roasting a batch, sounds like he has some experience since he makes temp/fan adjustments and mentions their effect on the roasts, but the unit itself looks corroded under the drop door. Not to mention the SM video where someone tried to pull a fast one on them with a junked/burned unit.
Does the outside metal structure succumb to moisture from roasting over time? I see everyone says these are well built but either people aren’t taking any care of them whatsoever or over time the outside of them start to show this corrosion look from heavy use. Also it seems there are areas of the roaster where you can’t clean it effectively so any input on that would help with a decision as well.
Anyone have any input on this? Looks like I have a couple more months left to pull the trigger on one.