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motleyfirecrue
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011, 11:07pm
Subject: Siliva POD options
 

Hi All,

I have a Silvia and have tried for the last 2 years to teach my wife the skills to make a latte for when I am at work etc.

I think 2 years is long enough to concede that she isn't keen on the labour part of the process and would prefer to just enjoy the results.

The other day we came across a Nespresso demonstration which made her excited enough to want to get one for her own use. I admit it tasted better than i would have expected and she was more than happy with it. So I was going to get her one but remember the Silvia has a POD option.

I was wondering if the POD Kit is required or you can just use the normal baskets with the ESE pods? As I would still make regular espresso and not looking to unscrew things every time.

Also, what Pods are recommended for use that are available in Australia?

Thanks
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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011, 7:07am
Subject: Re: Siliva POD options
 

The pod adapter kit is going to cost you about as much as a Nespresso unit will. They are about $130 US. I'm not sure how that converts to an Australian price or what shipping will be. Once you change your Silvia you won't be able to quickly switch back to ground coffee preparation. With the kit you get a new dispersion screen and basket. It is not a difficult switch, but you probably want to let the machine cool down while changing the parts. So it might be a pain if you both want drinks at the same time. Separate makers might be faster and easier if you have the space for both. I have never tried the pods and I don't know what is available for purchase in Australia.
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m16103
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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011, 7:35am
Subject: Re: Siliva POD options
 

Just use single basket and pod that works fine.

I use it often. That way i can use both beans and pod in the same machine

Try it you will be satisfied. I use illy pods but any pods will be fine
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motleyfirecrue
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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2011, 9:23pm
Subject: Re: Siliva POD options
 

OK that sounds good to me... I'll give it a go (hmmm no i'll let the Mrs give it a go!)

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