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Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the capacity. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the design, and the durability and reliability get negative views.

noise, usability, capacity

price, maintenance, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 20 reviews)

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Still going...

 

Relatively inexpensive for a burr grinder and has lasted over three years

May not be best for extreme fine/coarse grinds

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Works fine until it doesn't

 

Simple operation

Stopped grinding intermittently, and finally quit. Avoid.

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Just a lightweight grinder

 

Timer. Variations of grind

Cheaply constructed.

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I like it

 

Grinds beans just the way I like them.

Hopper difficult to remove.

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Messy to the Max

 

grinding adjustments

static electricity is major issue

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fragile and messy

 

Hmmm . . . well, it doesn't explode.

Whole shebang depends on fragile plastic parts. I expected more for the money.

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Solis Maestro Plus purchased at Comfort House

 

Quiet, heavy machine. Grinds well.

The mechanism to change grinds seems a bit flimsy.

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Good - When it decides to grind

 

I read the reviews, I bought the device. I smiled at its relative *quietness (with respect to my old grinder). Unfortunately, the love affair ended when I realized that it would sporadically not grind. The mechanical parts are obviously whirring but ...

Relatively quiet

Intermittently, doesn't feed beans to grind so doesn't produces variable amounts of ground coffee.

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Great all purpose grinder

 

Quiet (relatively), low static (relatively), very consistent grind, features of some more expensive grinders.

All plastic, requires frequent cleaning.

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Promises, But Doesn't Deliver

 

I bought the Solis Maestro grinder about three months ago, and it has been something of a disappointment thus far. It was bought based on looks (and Epinions reviews) for grinding espresso, to replace an older basic Braun burr grinder. First, the ...

Style, quietness, capacity, grind quality, grounds don't fly everywhere.

Beans get stuck, dial snapped off, machine no longer shuts off automatically!!

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Product Specifications

The Maestro Conical Burr Grinder is one of the most eye pleasing grinders on the market, but the beauty isn't skin deep. Inside is the heart of a great grinder that can grind coffee beans for any coffee brewer, whether it is an espresso machine, drip coffee maker, or French press coffee maker. The Maestro is designed and assembled in the USA with lots of innovative features built in including a list of unique features requested by some of America 's most respected coffee experts. Some of the most requested features include: smooth, quiet operation, (from enhanced motor noise isolation); conical (coned shaped) Swiss made cutting burrs that give a fine grind critical for perfect espresso extraction and more than a 50% greater grinding adjustment compared to other grinders in its class. You can adjust the grind range from a fine setting for a Turkish grind and espresso, up to a nice, even, coarser grind for a French press.
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