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Solis Master 5000 Digital - John Thawley's Review
Posted: May 19, 2004, 2:12pm
review rating: 3.7
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Solis Master 5000 Digital
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Arrow The Solis Master 5000 Digital has 9 Reviews
Arrow The Solis Master 5000 Digital has been rated 8.13 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Myr 8.50
Craig Shields 8.50
MYR 8.33
Alex S 7.33
Michael Douma 4.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.0
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 6
Average Price: $850.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $650.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Online Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Starbucks Italia Digital
Bottom Line: There are better machines since this machine first came out. For the money, I'd wait and get the Starbucks Italia digital on sale.
Positive Product Points

Good caps and latte...
Easy to use

Negative Product Points

Build is a bit weak.. too much plastic. Took a bit of time to bring up the temp for steam. Steam wand was always a bit squishy feeling.

Detailed Commentary

I've owned this machine just over a year. I "was" very pleased with it until a boiler gasket went. When I called I was told this was "normal" and should be done every year or two anyway. ???? HUH???? You must be kidding? All this to the tune of $130 bucks plus the freight out there ($35.00)

So while without the machine, I've replaced it with the Starbucks Italia Digital. I'm so impressed with that machine that my take on the Solis has been greatly diminished.

In fairness.... it is a year and a half later... but, I'm hooked on the Italia and the Solis is serving the crew on our World Challenge race team. :)

Buying Experience

Online... no experience. :)

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