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Topic: purchase advice? (7 msgs / 334 lines)
1) From: Jon Olsen
Hi folks. A friend of a friend has a Solis SL90 and Solis Maestro  
grinder. The age is unknown but I think under 5 years. They want $150  
for the both of them. To me that sounds like a steal. What do  all  
y'all think?
JonO
Minneapolis

2) From: Tom Ogren
Yep...That's a steal. RUN, don't walk, to the ATM and get that gear.
Jealously,
TO in VA
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I agree with Tom, what's there phone number? You forgot to include it!!!
ginny
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5) From: raymanowen
I agree with everyone- I have had more than excellent service from Baratza,
the Solis importer.
The Solis grinder in the Maestro Plus vintage sold for $150 by itself, so
yes, great deal. Can the seller grind and pull a demo shot for you?
When you get it, upgrade the grinder with a new set of Virtuoso burrs, the
new Grind Adjustment Ring, and replace any cracked or missing parts. Blue
Blazes- if a part were missing, How would you know ?
Keep the bean hopper cover in place, and check the seal at the bottom of the
hopper, and the 6 spoke slinger under the center burr. The burr is LH
threaded.
I've wanted the SL-90 myself, but I don't think they sell it now.
It is likely that the SL-90 needs to be cleaned out with SM's espresso
machine cleaner- maybe twice- before you try to pull a shot with it.
The grinder will acquit itself well if you upgrade it. The SL-90 was only on
the market for two years or so. Why is your friend unburdening himself of
this equipment?
Cheers and enjoy the espresso -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh
roasted." - - Martin Diedrich 26-Mar-07 20:15
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6) From: Coffeenut
Jon,
The SL90 doesn't have the ability to backflush, so you have to clean it with
a brush, hot water, etc.  It's really a fairly easy product to maintain, but
you do want to clean it.  I used to do it each evening after being dome
pulling shots and it only takes a minute or two.  I owned a used one for a
year or so (purchased from Baratza) and then I donated it to my daughter who
has had it for a couple of years now.  Don't be surprised if you have a
water leak if it is shipped to you, and not to worry.  The supply hose in
the lower rear of the SL90 can come loose during shipment and may need to be
reconnected.  That's the first thing I encountered when I received my SL90
from Baratza and it's fairly common.
It's a nice starter product and if you can avoid "upgrade fever" it may stay
with you awhile.  Sounds like a good deal to me.  I wonder if Kyle at
Baratza would still support the product?  If he does, that's a real plus.  I
worked with him a couple times over the phone on things that broke on mine
and he was super!  Espresso machines do break (eventually), so having some
support is useful when it happens.
Rick
On Mar 26, 2007, at 9:23 AM, Jon Olsen wrote:
Hi folks. A friend of a friend has a Solis SL90 and Solis Maestro grinder.
The age is unknown but I think under 5 years. They want $150 for the both of
them. To me that sounds like a steal. What do   all y'all think?
JonO
Minneapolis

7) From: stereoplegic
regarding the maestro, DO NOT try to cut the hard plastic safety tab on 
the bottom of the adjustment ring: your hand (with blade) is bound to 
slip. if you need a finer grind than it will allow, turn it as fine as 
you can, take the adjustment ring off, turn the ring below it 1 or 2 
steps finer, then put the ring back on where it was before (safety tabs 
touching). also, the SL90 comes w/ pressurized filter baskets, but 
non-pressurized ones are available online (our host had them, but no 
longer, try 1st Line).
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