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Rancilio Silvia - Lars-Erik Nilsson's Review
Posted: May 26, 2000, 3:14pm
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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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Chris Clark 9.13
Joe DP 8.88
Dave Borton 8.67
Eric Larson 8.62
Gregory Scace 8.39

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Wonderful machine, wondeful result. Get it now, life is to short to wait.
Positive Product Points

Beautiful addition to any kitchen. Once you appreciate the tricks about grinding and tamping it produces perfect shots (almost) all of the time.

It is very well built, the stainless steel finish gives it a professional touch. Warm up time is quite short (a few minutes).

Fantastic results when frothing milk.

Negative Product Points

30-60 seconds waiting time for the steam when frothing the milk for cappucino.

The tamper is a bit too small for the portafilter. The single espresso (about 25ml of espresso) portafilter insert does not give a very good result.

Detailed Commentary

I have had a Gaggia Baby with mediocre results (probably mostly due to my own ignorance). It broke down and the espresso project was abandoned for many years. Siliva is quite expensive where I live (about 600U$) and the decision to buy a Silvia and a Rocky grinder (totalling about 850U$) took some time. Now I can only say I regrett that I did not buy them years ago. Considering all awfull coffe I have drunk and considering how it can taste.

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