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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.2, Based on 25 Reviews
Avg Price $379.00
Manufacturer Solis
Machine Type Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto Espresso Machine
Colors Black and Silver
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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The SL-70 is one of the best values in home espresso machines today, with a variety of unique features

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Jim Robin (quality: 6.2) 02.09.2000 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: An okay machine for those who like milk-based drinks, don't want to think much about tamping, and aren't concerned about plastic parts and appearance.
Paul Hanley (quality: 4.4) 06.09.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: You simply cannot do better for less than $300.00 IMHO
Joe Loewenstein (quality: 4.4) 07.26.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A fine low-budget pump machine.  With good coffee, it makes a better product than I can buy anywhere in St. Louis.
James Schulman (quality: 8.5) 10.12.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: With non-restrictor basket, its in the Gaggia/Rancilio class.
Colin Newell (quality: 6.5) 12.31.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: This is the best bang for the espresso buck for any level of coffee love!
Dave Dawes (quality: 8.0) 04.22.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: High quality components and good-to-great espresso at a very reasonable price.
John Kangas (quality: 6.9) 06.18.2002 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Good cheap starter, or if you're in a hurry.
Luc Busquin (quality: 6.5) 06.23.2002 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: OK for milk based drinks, forget about straight espressos.
Pine Siskin (quality: 4.3) 07.10.2002 Rating: 0.2
Bottom Line: Be sure if you buy this machine to insist they replace it within the warranty period if it doesn't work.  If it does work, I defer to the excellent review on this site by a staff person.
Fr. John Abraham (quality: 8.3) 05.25.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Would recommend to anyone in this budget range without hesitation.  Excellent espresso & milk drinks.  Very solid.
Garry Garrison (quality: 7.0) 03.19.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good buy and an excellent workhorse that produces an excellent espresso with little fuss.
Stan Malyshev (quality: 8.0) 07.19.2004 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Quality internals, cheap body, great espresso.
Debbie Boiano (quality: 5.0) 08.12.2004 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: One year later I need a new machine.
Jim Fradkin (quality: 8.0) 12.10.2004 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: For the first eleven months, the SL-70 made great lattes.  After that, one thing after another broke.
Michael Sacco (quality: 7.5) 01.16.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Get this machine if you're starting out but want to learn. Also get the non press. basket and the Rocky. Quite a Team
Mike Prince (quality: 8.2) 01.21.2005 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A huge step up in shot quality (for me) while being a better value than a Silvia
Mike Dahlor (quality: 4.8) 11.11.2005 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Outside a few "dream" upgrades, the best in its class.
Lee Rodgers (quality: 6.7) 04.11.2006 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: Good machine, but it does have a limited life span.
Caron Golden (quality: 6.5) 04.16.2006 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: I'd look for a machine that has better construction and a longer warranty. A $300 machine shouldn't simply die in three years.
John Adams (quality: 6.3) 07.03.2006 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: Don't buy this machine, it doesn't last!
Ethan Hartman 04.28.2007 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Best-in-class steaming makes this unit a compelling value.
Steve Boothe (quality: 8.5) 03.16.2008 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Terrific entry level machine with a mega-steamer for the milk-based drink fan.  But has price risen too high?
Ly Foley (quality: 7.0) 05.15.2009 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Would I recommend it to a friend? YES
Laurie Bond 09.20.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great machine but no longer made. Did Solis go under?
MW Madden (quality: 9.0) 01.14.2014 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: 10 years old, 7000 shots, unbelievable performance and reliability...too bad I want something better looking for my new kitchen.
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