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Solis Mulino - Kate Hallberg's Review
Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:50pm
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Solis Mulino
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Arrow The Solis Mulino has 20 Reviews
Arrow The Solis Mulino has been rated 6.58 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Scott Rothstein 8.00
Ben Alpers 8.00
Eli Castro 8.00
David Marley 7.83
James Schulman 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 7
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $90.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: McGuckin Hardware Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 3 years Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Good for the price, with caveats
Positive Product Points

Grinds consistently for espresso through French Press and even our percolator experiment.

Negative Product Points

The bin to collect ground coffee doesn't fit securely to the machine so there's always a collection between the collection portion and the machine.  This causes coffee to fly everywhere.

Detailed Commentary

I've needed to place the grinder on a small cutting board with a groove near the edge in order to collect the coffee that doesn't land in the collection portion itself.  Even so there's always coffee spreading around my countertop- so much so that we have to vacuum the countertop periodically to get it all.   Since we live in Colorado the dryness seems to create a static charge and disperse the grounds even more; something that happens even when we've been drinking French press for awhile.  I thought the static charge was what kept the grounds in the grinder, causing an accumulation inside, but another reviewer mentioned the same problem.  The grinder is difficult to clean- although I haven't disassembled it!  It would seem foolish to need to do that.

The beans don't always find their way into the grinder from the hopper so we periodically need to give it a little shake to get them in there- periodically every day, that is.  Setting the timer to grind or resetting the grind is simple- merely a dial and a slider, respectively.

Buying Experience

I believe I bought this locally, possibly at McGuckin Hardware, in which case the customer service was superb, as always.

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