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Solis Palazzo - Peter Muller's Review
Posted: July 28, 2005, 4:09pm
review rating: 5.0
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Arrow The Solis Palazzo has 4 Reviews
Arrow The Solis Palazzo has been rated 7.30 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since December 24, 2004.
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Name Ranking
Ernie Meunier 9.00
Peter Muller 5.00
Michael Garrido 0.00
Alex Kuhlman 0.00

Previous Review  
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.6
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 6
Average Price: $899.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $800.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Espresso Guy Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: Visually it's fantastic a great conversation piece but it is not capable of making a consistantly fantastic cup of coffee/espresso
Positive Product Points

It looks great and it's easy to use

Negative Product Points

I love the tast of coffee, the  machine is incapable of delivering a consistantly great tasting espresso, about 3 out of 5 are below my standards.

Detailed Commentary

On the first day, I had to remove the bean tray because the dosage
adjustment did not work (the pinion did not engage the rack). Before
each use, I have to open the front and wipe the top screen of the
brewing chamber old coffee grounds, that were not ejected, are stuck to
it and will give the freshly brewed coffee an off taste. Quite
frequently, the entire portion of fresh ground coffee will miss the
brewing chamber all together and end up in the sludge tray below on the
opposite side of the catch bin. Last week, the water heating unit
developed a leak that makes a noise like sizzling bacon, all in all the
machine is a huge disappointment. Come to think of it, it seems more
like a prototype than a production model.

In defense of the Solis company, they have offered to replace it without hesitation

Buying Experience

very good

Three Month Followup

After extensive experimentation I am happy to report that I'm now making a consistently good cup of espresso. What I have found, is a flaw that is common with this type of machine (they all use the same patented brewing unit) after each use you must open the door and manually clean the mesh filter with your index finger.  The, otherwise ingenious mechanism, has a serious design flaw - the coffee filter is not self-cleaning and with each brewing cycle a good amount of spent coffee grounds remain stuck to the mesh filter and unless removed will leave behind a bitter after taste.

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