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Rancilio Silvia - Steve Edelman's Review
Posted: March 17, 2013, 7:35am
review rating: 1.0
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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: 0.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 0
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $730.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Internet Aesthetics 0
Owned for: 2 years Overall 0
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Avoid Ranchilio - Flawed construction
Positive Product Points

espresso produced by this machine is good

Negative Product Points

Shoddy workmanship, uses metals that rust - SO - machine will only last until it rusts into a pile of dust

Detailed Commentary

I contacted Rancilio, and was ignored.  The lower frame, where water collects in any espresso making activity, is made of rustable steel so the base of my Silvia is rusting away.  I have had to strip the puckering rust spots, remove the rust as best as I am able to do, then prime and paint the spots with rustoleum.

I should not have to do this after paying $730 for the machine.  

Your rust problems won't show up for several years, so don't be lulled into reading favorable reviews about this flawed product.

Customer support is non-existent on this matter.   The company specializes very well in silence and ignoring the plight of an unsuspecting consumer who purchases their 'Rustable Espresso Machine"

Buying Experience

Easy, but, in retrospect, a mistake.

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