Great entry level quality machine at a reasonable price!
Positive Product Points
This is awesome! It has replaced my drip pot AND my less convenient Starbucks Barista! I have used it several times a day for over a year now and it is still running strong!
Negative Product Points
Doesn't have a seperate shoot for decaf. Grinds can get moldy in dump container if not cleaned often.
I had been looking for an automatic espresso/cappuccino machine for a year or so while using my drip machine and a Starbucks Barista. My drip machine AND barista died within months of each other and I decided to take the plunge and get the most reasonable of the semi-automatics, the Solis Master 5000.
I have nothing but praise for this machine! I paid just over $400 from WholeLatteLove.com. It was a customer return item and maybe was used once or twice.
I use this machine between 2-10 times DAILY! And after one year of this the machine is still going strong! I use if for Americanos, Espresso shots and Lattes. It does a beautiful job each time.
Drawbacks? Well, as I said, it has no hopper for decaf beans/grinds so I often forgo my evening coffee. Another big drawback? I just can't handle drip coffee anymore!:-) This machine makes coffee taste SOOOO much better!
WholeLatteLove is awesome and has a buyer's remorse policy if not happy with purchase.