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Rancilio Silvia - Brian Berkley's Review
Posted: January 20, 2002, 6:12pm
review rating: 6.0
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 230 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has been rated 8.55 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 9.2
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $395.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: www.aabreecoffee.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Estro Vapore
Bottom Line: Don't mess with the rest, Miss Silvia is the best!
Positive Product Points

I couldn't be more happy making espresso at home than I am now with the acquisition of the Silvia

Negative Product Points

Lack of a water-level indicator other than opening the tank cover.  Lack of an adjustable (angle) steam wand.

Detailed Commentary

Out of the box, I was already pulling better shots with the Silvia than I had in 6.5 years of using the Estro Vapore.  Once I purchased the La Marzocco filter baskets (from 1st-Line Equipment) and a Reg Barber tamper (from wholelattelove.com), my path to espresso nirvana became much clearer.

Of course, the instructions are pretty vague, but with them, and the HOWTO's at coffeekid.com, I am consistently pulling better shots, and making the morning latte's faster than I had before.

My Estro grinder is definitely 1 or more clicks away from grinding beans fine enough for the Silvia, and I have been experimenting with different roasts and grinds from local espresso places.  I need to get a better grinder to see how far I can progress with the Silvia.

Buying Experience

Very painless purchase, I would buy from them again.

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