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Rancilio Silvia - Wouter Van den Heuvel's Review
Posted: August 7, 2005, 9:15am
review rating: 4.7
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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $600.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: koffiewarenhuis.nl Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: An eyecatching, well built, well brewing machine for real coffee lovers!
Positive Product Points

Strong heavy built. Great industry look. Beautiful espresso and steaming capability.

Negative Product Points

Too heavy to take on vacation with you..

Detailed Commentary

Hard to mention any negative points on Silvia but there sure is one. If coffee is not really your hobby it can be quite a strain to work this machine properly.
Besides, it took me about 6 months before I could brew really nice espresso.
Therefore I would say that if you're looking for just a machine that makes nice cappuccino, don't buy the Silvia.
On the other hand. If you want make almost professional coffee and are willing to spend time learning how to do so. Silvia is the best choice.

About 18 months ago we bought the Rancilio and it is the most used machine in our kitchen now. Not once has it failed its duty.
Espresso is always beautiful provided that you use real fresh coffee. If the coffee you use is more then a couple of days old the water just runs through at a very fast pace.
I found it hard to brew an espresso in 25 seconds. Usually it goes a lot faster. With buying the Rancilio you really have to spend the extra money on a good grinder as well. Something to keep in mind when spending the money.

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Via internet in Holland. No problems.

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