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Solis Master 5000 Digital - Randy Sweeney's Review
Posted: April 23, 2006, 5:26pm
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Solis Master 5000 Digital
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Arrow The Solis Master 5000 Digital has 9 Reviews
Arrow The Solis Master 5000 Digital has been rated 8.13 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Myr 8.50
Craig Shields 8.50
MYR 8.33
Alex S 7.33
Michael Douma 4.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.4
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 8
Average Price: $850.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,000.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: office coffee service Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: good home machine, forget about it for office use - we have gone through two of these in one year - not again!
Positive Product Points

Attractive, easy to use (once it's set up!), decent expresso, relatively easy to disassemble and clean

Negative Product Points

Difficult to set size/strength of brew - get one right and then leave it alone. Cryptic display/user interface for set up. When they say "light" office use, they mean it - this machine can not take the rigors of constant use

Detailed Commentary

A nice home machine but we had it in the office where we killed two of them in one year. The mechanicals just aren't up to constant use.

This machine says it makes expresso and two sizes of coffee... but not really, the adjustments for grind, size and coffee amount seem to want to make ONE of the above well and the other two poorly. So if you are looking for a decent low cost automatic expresso machine, adjust it to make decent expresso and then leave it alone.

All this aside, it really can make an excellent cup of expresso and it is easy to disassemble and clean completely - something you need to do to reduce the stress on the plastic internal mechanism (well designed and well made plastic though).

Buying Experience

We purchased this machine from our office coffee vendor thinking they could support it - big mistake. Over paid and essentially they know less about fixing it than we do.

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