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Solis SL-70 - MW Madden's Review
Posted: January 14, 2014, 12:04pm
review rating: 9.0
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Solis SL-70
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Arrow The Solis SL-70 has 25 Reviews
Arrow The Solis SL-70 has been rated 7.21 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Name Ranking
MW Madden 9.00
Steve Boothe 8.50
James Schulman 8.50
Fr. John Abraham 8.29
Mike Prince 8.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 8
Average Price: $379.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $399.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Kitchen Window Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: 10 years old, 7000 shots, unbelievable performance and reliability...too bad I want something better looking for my new kitchen.
Positive Product Points

This machine is a tank.
2 or more double shots per day with frothed milk for 10 years
Perfect milk froth every time.

Negative Product Points

small portafilter
No new Solis products
Hard to find repair parts

Detailed Commentary

This machine was purchased after a trip to Asia where the conference center made great espresso drinks at the break using the Solis SL-70.  Easy to learn to use, and perfect froth every time. This machine has made over 7000 double shots, and 3500 steam pitchers of froth.  While froth is perfect every time, grind size and tamp strength are critical to a good espresso.  Too fine of a grind or too hard of a tamp and the water cannot get through, and coffee is bitter.  Too coarse of a grind, and you're drinking Americano.  I use a Baratza Maestro now, and a medium tamp.  I rarely throw away a shot now.
I am in the market for a new semi-auto, simply because I want something better looking on my counter...thinking Gaggia Twin or Breville Infuser (worried about reliability and repairibility of Breville).

Buying Experience

Kitchen Window is the premier kitchen electrics source in minneapolis.

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