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Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the capacity. The usability also gets good comments, but there are some negative views about the durability and reliability. Views are divided on the design.

noise, usability, capacity

price, maintenance, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Solis Crema Maestro G 285 Conical Burr Grinder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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

May not be best for extreme fine/coarse grinds

Nov, 2007

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Works fine until it doesn't


Simple operation

Stopped grinding intermittently, and finally quit. Avoid.

Nov, 2006

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Just a lightweight grinder


Timer. Variations of grind

Cheaply constructed.

Oct, 2006

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I like it


Grinds beans just the way I like them.

Hopper difficult to remove.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Messy to the Max


grinding adjustments

static electricity is major issue

May, 2006

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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.

Jan, 2006

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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.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (

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.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (

Great all purpose grinder


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

All plastic, requires frequent cleaning.

Aug, 2004

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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!!

Feb, 2004