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Rancilio Silvia - Grant Diener's Review
Posted: April 19, 2005, 2:18pm
review rating: 4.5
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 231 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has been rated 8.54 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Chris Clark 9.13
Ed Lawless 9.00
Joe DP 8.88
Dave Borton 8.67
Eric Larson 8.62

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $495.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: 1st Line Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Quailty built producing great shots
Positive Product Points

It is just a great looking machine and well built.  I could tell as soon as I lifted it out of the box.  Compared to my old machine the time to steam the milk is really quick.  It is easy to maintain and the boiler heats up very quickly.

Negative Product Points

Like others have said, it is sensitive to grind.  Since I have been getting my espresso ground from Starbucks, I found that the grind was a little too fine and the shots were taking about 45-50 sec to pull.  Once the grind was adjusted up to 2, I was getting much better shots with great creme.

Detailed Commentary

The machine is well built and I am fully expecting this to be the last machine I will ever own.  Like others I did a lot of searching of reviews of espresso machines and time and time again this one came out on top.  Once I got the grind figured out, the shots I was able to pull were much better than what I have experienced with my older machine and sometimes at Starbucks, but maybe that isn't saying much.  But what I can say is that I am making three to four lattes for myself every day.  I love it.

Buying Experience

I found 1stLine to be great.  They called me after I placed my online order and the machine came within a week, which is pretty good considering I live in Canada.

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