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Solis Master 5000 - Richard Floch's Review
Posted: August 24, 2001, 10:17am
review rating: 5.3
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Solis Master 5000
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Arrow The Solis Master 5000 has 12 Reviews
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Mike McGinness 8.41
David Nielsen 8.00
Rod Martens 7.20
Michael Sanginari 6.66
Joe Riordan 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Solis/Saeco Quality: 10
Average Price: $530.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Wont disappoint as entry level super automatic.
Positive Product Points

Stylish case, clean running and easy to maintain, large capacity drip tray, rotating base, best stainless steel frothing attachment. Great support and service from importer, Baratza.

Negative Product Points

Lacks some useful features including: ability to adjust temperature and dosage, and ability to bypass internal grinder, but the standard settings produce excellent results.

Detailed Commentary

Basically a repackaged Saeco Vienna but additional water and bin capacity, case design, and quality Swiss construction are worth the slight increase in price. Larger volume settings (up to 9 fl oz) are of marginal value since it over-extracts high acid coffees. That may still enjoyed by many, but "cafe americano" may be a better long drink. Excellent espresso using fresh, home roasted beans--if you use anything else, its not the fault ofthe machine. $540.

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