8.5, Based on 230 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto, Espresso Machine
Satin Stainless Steel
Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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A true benchmark machine, this machine made Rancilio a lot of money since it was introduced in 1998 - it has become the standard against which all other consumer, single boiler machines are measured against. Currently in its 3rd revision.
Stanley Wong (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Great machine to learn Barista skills on. It will last and last. Not a good machine for multiple shots when entertaining.
Samurai K (quality: 8.3)
Bottom Line: Silvia is finicky so technique is very important. Get a PID to make you and her happy.
Petey Overton (quality: 1.5)
Bottom Line: Happy, great machine, well built, nothing wrong, no defects, no mishaps, macine reads your mind, perfection, everyone should own one! grind your own beans. I will roast soon.
Brian Rose (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Get her hot, give her good coffee and she will more than satisfy your needs (for espresso, anyway).
Bottom Line: Top of the line construction, monster steam production, no frills hard core espresso machine. Best in class. Tempermental at first but love soon follows.
Bottom Line: A temperamental mistress that plays hard to get but, wow, does she put out ;o)
Susan Hastings (quality: 1.5)
Bottom Line: great machine has a boiler reset button if it overheats and quits working reset your boiler and it will work like new
Dave Mclennan (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: SAVE UP FOR A REAL MACHINE, JUST GOOD FOR STARTERS IN THIS HOBBY, WEAK PERFORMANCE
Henry Townsend (quality: 0.2)
Bottom Line: Next time I'll get another make.
Michelle Cecile (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: If you like rich, thick crema and delicious coffee, even if a first-time espresso machine buyer, this machine works.
Andrew Balfe (quality: 0.3)
Bottom Line: Good machine while it worked, wouldn't risk another one as it is too expensive for such a short life. Going back to Gaggia.
Eric Vos (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: For the coffee lover who really has a yen for spending hours getting it right. Well priced and lovely looking. Not for the impatient who merely wants to throw a switch.
Dennis O'Hara (quality: 3.3)
Bottom Line: Overpriced
Dean Palmer (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine that produces espresso as good or better than professional cafes, or even pro/expert machines costing much more. Very impressed with Miss Silvia.
Roni Li (quality: 0.4)
Bottom Line: Seems like a great machine... pity doesn't work
Jonathan Christie (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine that can produce top quality espresso and very good micro-foam. Recommended as a 2nd machine however, as it takes some time to fine tune.
Wayne S (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: A great solid espresso/cappuccino machine for the home user.
David Rainiero (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: A great machine to learn espresso, but not if lattes and cappas are your bag, and not if consistently excellent espresso is your expectation.
Carl Scott (quality: 1.2)
Bottom Line: Seems well-built, but espresso is very disappointing, with nearly zero crema, no matter what I tried. Not worth it, a $100 Krups out-performs it. Good at frothing, but not great. Thumbs down.
Ryan Kew (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: This is one Pimp Espresso Machine, easy to use and doesnt seem to have a steep learning curve to get a nice espresso with tons of crema and awesome froth that many reviewers would have you believe. In other words its user friendly even for a 1st machine.
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