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Rancilio Silvia - Craig Wagner's Review
Posted: January 14, 2006, 10:45am
review rating: 3.3
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 231 Reviews
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Chris Clark 9.13
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Dave Borton 8.67
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 5
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $499.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: 1stincoffee.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: krupps
Bottom Line: I don't recommend this machine or seller.
Positive Product Points

Looks good.  Parts appear to be of good quality.

Negative Product Points

The heating element and thermostat are not regulating water temperature very well.

Detailed Commentary

After owning this product for a month, I am very displeased with the product quality. Most of the time the espresso is sour tasting. I have to work hard to get a decent tasting cup of joe. After being so un happy I call 1stcall (whom I bought it from) and they are clueless. So I searched the internet for an answer to sour tasting coffee. After an hour or so the answer was, not hot enough water. So I tested the machine with the Styrofoam cup and a cooking thermometer trick, and to my amazement 3 out of 4 times the temperature was only 165-175 degrees instead of the 190-200 recommended. And this is why it is so difficult to get a good cup of espresso.

Buying Experience

Geared for sales only. Don't call them with a problem.

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