This is the right grinder for the right price for just about anyone!
Positive Product Points
This grinder was obviously designed around the needs of the serious coffee enthusiast on a limited budget. We talked, they listened!
Negative Product Points
I do have a Mulino that has had limited use that is a tad flakey, so I am watching this one closely -- After a few weeks use, I am impressed and will write a follow-up.
The engineers at Solis have been reading Alt.coffee again! They have clearly been paying strict attention to the needs of coffee enthusiasts, amateur and pro alike. Everything that they missed with the Mulino they get right here: Like lapse timer control and front panel switching for grinding into a portafilter, a large bean hopper, the conical burrs, the gear reduction, and timely, accurate grinding! I would encourage anyone thinking about more expensive grinders to look here first if they are new to the coffee and espresso lovers game.
I have used the Solis SL70 and have owned the Mulino. I have bought or received promotional samples from Quality Coffee Systems in Burnaby so I have yet to report on any warranty or service issues.