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Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder

We have collected and analyzed 20 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 60/100. The average review date is Nov 10, 2004. We have compared these reviews to 221448 reviews from other Coffee & Espresso Makers. The alaScore™ for this product is 64/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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Amazon review summary for Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on

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63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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.