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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.4, Based on 90 Reviews
Avg Price $100.00
Manufacturer Baratza
Machine Type Conical burr, hopper, grinds bin, doser like grinding, on off swith
Colors Black
Class Grinder, Conical Burr Consumer
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The first grinder produced by Baratza, and originally sold under the Solis name. Features a conical burr and an on-off side switch. Discontinued.

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Jim Pellegrini (quality: 8.4) 11.16.2001 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: GREAT versatile machine, wide grinding range for those who make different coffee types, high quality, good value at attainable price
Bill Womack (quality: 8.3) 09.14.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: If the price makes you flip, you must equip!
Robert Kugel (quality: 8.0) 07.13.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Excellent value, consistent and durable, but not without some issues.
Douglas Herring (quality: 8.0) 08.17.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: For the same money, the Capresso Infinity is a better machine
T. Guilbert (quality: 7.9) 01.15.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A well-designed product that does exactly what it was designed to do; a big step up from the Braun KMM30.
Tarik Ghbeish (quality: 7.7) 03.18.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best product in it's class and best value for the average user.
Daniel C (quality: 7.7) 03.02.2010 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: The definitive entry-level grinder for all your non-espresso needs
Derrell Piper (quality: 7.5) 09.15.2006 Rating: 2.6
Bottom Line: If you're considering this $150 grinder, spend extra to get something that lasts...
Jack Berry (quality: 7.4) 05.11.2002 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: My mind never wonders what it would be like to own a better grinder - this one is that good.
Robert Jason (quality: 7.3) 01.20.2003 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The Solis Maestro performs admirably, and provides great value for the $$$$
Gourmet Guy (quality: 7.3) 01.29.2003 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Best multi-purpose, spouse-friendly coffee grinder on the market!
Eric Larson (quality: 7.3) 01.18.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Well executed grinder for most applications, but buy a grinder that matches your machine.
Kim Krantz (quality: 7.3) 02.03.2004 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great machine, great grind, great price, kicked up my espresso a notch!
Steve Dearth (quality: 7.2) 07.04.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: An excellent grinder worth every penny paid.
Mike Foster (quality: 7.2) 09.01.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great grinder--read Mark's detailed review if you haven't already.
Jim R. (quality: 7.1) 07.22.2002 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great value for the money, you cannot go wrong with this grinder.  You can spend a bunch more and still not have as good a grinder as you have in the Maestro!
Dan Kehn (quality: 7.0) 06.09.2003 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: A capable grinder at a good price, but lacks consistency; perhaps best as a second decaf grinder
Will . (quality: 7.0) 04.28.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Can't expect much more for the price
Ben Frey (quality: 7.0) 10.19.2004 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: For espresso afficionados not ready to make the jump to a Rocky or Mazzer Mini, this a good machine -- but only if given proper care.
Pete Landera (quality: 7.0) 12.06.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The ideal entry model that satisfies all needs from Frensh press to advanced espresso machines.
Linc Kesler (quality: 7.0) 11.19.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: This time, they got it right: it is the budget choice.
Roger Grantham (quality: 7.0) 12.20.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Very reasonable price in respect to the quality, versatiliy, and convenience of this product.
Mike Malecki (quality: 7.0) 12.28.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: great value for money; not perfect but a great 'first grinder'
Mike McGinness (quality: 7.0) 12.29.2001 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Possibly the best home grinder out there for under $200!
Bill McMichael (quality: 7.0) 01.13.2003 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: The Solis Maestro handles the finer grinds but cannot produce the consistently coarse grind needed to produce excellent French press coffee.
Anders Halskov-Jensen (quality: 7.0) 02.13.2002 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Wanna try a burr grinder? Go get the Maestro.................
John Boddie (quality: 7.0) 07.02.2006 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: A good initial grinder, particularly for those on a tight budget, but you'll want to move on to something better
. . (quality: 7.0) 04.16.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Better than a Zassenhaus!
Christopher Groppi (quality: 6.9) 06.23.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Unless you have over $200 to spend on a grinder, this machine is IT.
Gary M (quality: 6.8) 11.28.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The best grinder I‘ve owned for performance and lack of mess.
Will Smith (quality: 6.8) 04.08.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Excellent starter burr grinder -- do not buy anything cheaper.
Erik Hovland (quality: 6.7) 12.14.2005 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: good starter grinder. Do not even think of using it for heavy use.
Colin Newell (quality: 6.7) 12.30.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: This is the right grinder for the right price for just about anyone!
Philip Sternklar (quality: 6.7) 12.02.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Works great with Ms. Silvia
James Hathaway (quality: 6.6) 08.14.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The Maestro delivers a lot of bang for buck; it grinds fine enough for espresso and coarse enough for press pot.
Michael Burwen (quality: 6.6) 03.28.2005 Rating: 2.6
Bottom Line: Worthless for grinding oily beans at any grind setting.
Jeff McCormick (quality: 6.6) 06.02.2005 Rating: 2.6
Bottom Line: Skip this cheapo, spend $100 bucks more and get something that is quality.
Bob Cosentino (quality: 6.5) 07.21.2004 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great product and a great companion the Moka Brew.
Patrick Toomey (quality: 6.5) 02.16.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: An excellent no frills quiet unit that is appropriate for the home kitchen!!
Matt L (quality: 6.5) 11.19.2008 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Finally! Perfectly times espresso shots from my Gaggia Coffee!
Richard Santos (quality: 6.4) 05.16.2002 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: If your looking for an entry to mid-level grinder, this is it.
Timothy Chan (quality: 6.4) 07.02.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: A more than adequate grinder
Karl Byron (quality: 6.3) 03.08.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Can grind for espresso, but needs frequent cleaning.  Works great from a fine drip grind all the way to Turkish!
Curtis Ward (quality: 6.3) 04.14.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Quiet grinder.  Wonderful grind quality.  Wide variety of grind settings.  Easy to operate.
Kimber Mata (quality: 6.3) 02.28.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Overall a great grinder in it's price range.  WOuld be perfect for a house that grinds for drip and espresso.
David Willis (quality: 6.3) 05.03.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great grinder in it's price range for most home espresso enthusiasts.
Bill Way (quality: 6.3) 09.15.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Must be one of the best buys in grinders and does an excellent job.
Stanford Easley (quality: 6.2) 03.25.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Good grind.  Know that you'll be dealing with static.
Mark Rabin (quality: 6.0) 02.18.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: All in all, a great home grinder for light daily use.
Neil Edwards (quality: 6.0) 06.26.2002 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder for home usage.
John Denver (quality: 6.0) 01.29.2003 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: Might be a nice grinder for espresso, but not for press pot.
Samurai K (quality: 6.0) 11.28.2010 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: Good for drip and french press, but not recommended for everyday use for a mid to high-end espresso machine.
Larry Viers (quality: 5.5) 05.09.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Solid entry level grander for drip to espresso.  My friend raved about the crème a.  May save up to 40% in coffe bean use over blade grinder
Gene Sparks (quality: 5.5) 05.31.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Buy this and spend your savings on beans. Excellent!
J. Westy (quality: 5.3) 07.17.2003 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Solid "introduction" grinder, but lacks consistency for espresso
Chris Mistler (quality: 5.3) 06.10.2009 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Avoid this one.
Scott Boje (quality: 5.3) 08.20.2005 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: After three years, grind is very uneven.
Donald Blum (quality: 5.3) 04.07.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good all-around grinder for everything, but don't expect the grind settings and doser that better espresso grinders have.
Jacob McDonald (quality: 5.2) 03.22.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Excellent value! Highly recommended.
Shaun Yasaki (quality: 5.0) 06.17.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I would buy this again for $100.
Daniel Goodland (quality: 5.0) 02.10.2006 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great machine for coffee, not necessarily espresso.
Tony Gilnett (quality: 5.0) 01.06.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: This is a top of it's class grinder and will work for years.
Allen Ginzburg (quality: 5.0) 06.26.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: So you think a $100 grinder won't work for espresso... think again!
FESTIZIO ! (quality: 4.7) 12.21.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: A good value for a good burr.
Fred Houts (quality: 4.7) 03.27.2004 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Fun while it lasted.
Steven Zaat (quality: 4.6) 12.31.2003 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Good for moderate espresso machine, but it can not make fine enough coffee for a more sophisticated (>500) machine.
Charles Dow (quality: 4.5) 12.10.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Good for drip grinds, quiet, indifferent ergonomics
Alan Jarrett (quality: 4.5) 05.23.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: This is just a workhorse and affordable for most. Solid, dependable, consistent and durable.
Heather Delanghe (quality: 4.5) 07.23.2005 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: A good disposable entry-level burr grinder that is worth exactly what you pay for it -- ie not much...
John Hansvick (quality: 4.4) 12.01.2002 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Great grinder IF you like city roast and beyond.
C Becker (quality: 4.4) 10.06.2005 Rating: 0.0
Bottom Line: Beans other than black cat refuse to feed into the burrs.  Totally useless -  I literally smashed it on the garage floor (picture inside).
Tom Be (quality: 4.3) 10.28.2003 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Maestro+ makes powdery grind and bitter coffee
Bo Harrison (quality: 4.3) 08.07.2004 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Good looks with a tricky design.
Jonathan Rodgers (quality: 4.0) 04.06.2004 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: I cannot honestly recommend this machine. Indeed, with great disapointment and some satisfaction, I threw it in the trash today and ordered a Rocky.
Bill Miano (quality: 4.0) 02.20.2005 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Must-have entry-level grinder if you want high quality espresso without breaking the bank. You will have to upgrade eventually.
Will Jennings (quality: 4.0) 12.16.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Best in its price class.
Stephen O'Hair (quality: 3.7) 07.21.2005 Rating: 2.0
Bottom Line: I am ready to send this machine back to the manufacturer at my expense for burrial.
Brewster Lewster (quality: 3.0) 04.30.2003 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: You get what you pay for.
Bob O‘Neal (quality: 2.5) 12.12.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Lacks nostalga.  Coffee tastes best when I grind it myself.
Dave Mclennan (quality: 2.5) 03.19.2010 Rating: 2.6
Bottom Line: BUY THE   LELIT  PL53  FOR $300 CDN   ALLYOU WILL EVER  NEED
HomerH (quality: 2.0) 12.17.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Best grinder for the money bar none.  Top recommendation for anyone wanting a great grinder that is not dedicated to just espresso.
STEVEN LAKEN (quality: 1.8) 04.09.2009 Rating: 1.6
Bottom Line: Stay away from this grinder...it does not work.
Keith Richmond (quality: 1.3) 03.03.2003 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Boulders or dust? Am I missing something?
Bijou Schmidt (quality: 1.0) 11.14.2011 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: look for a cheaper burr grinde, nothing special about this one for the price
Brad Chick (quality: 0.3) 09.09.2010 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: n/a
William Baguhn 07.02.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: This is the entry level grinder I should have bought the first time.
Jeff H 12.02.2009 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Good Initial Results.  However, after one year of daily usage it can no longer produce espresso grind.
Vegas1 12.16.2001 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Nothing better in it‘s price range.
Brent Starks 06.19.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Great - Best Grinder you can get for the cost
Ed Wilson 03.25.2012 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Well made, versatile, affordably priced  grinder
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