8.5, Based on 229 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.
Tim W (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: All the praise is well deserved. Wonderful machine.
Samurai K (quality: 8.3)
Bottom Line: Silvia is finicky so technique is very important. Get a PID to make you and her happy.
Scott De Rozic
Bottom Line: Solid, learning curve to pour a credible shot
Hans Pronk (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: From using a commercial machine on a daily basis, this Silvia follows suit nicely.
Max Kirsch (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Best semi-automatic on the market, high learning curve but worh the effort.
John Rustrick (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: What are you waiting for? This is the best machine in it's class....
Larry Prescott (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: Sorry that I bought this crema-challenged machine.
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.
Bottom Line: A temperamental mistress that plays hard to get but, wow, does she put out ;o)
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.
Paul Pikowsky (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Real stainless steel and a 58 mm portafilter, but questionable steaming performance.
Donald Blum (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Silvia is solid, dependable, and can produce a great espresso.
Jack Givens (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: This is an A List espresso machine for the home. If you love great espresso this one will not disappoint.
Mike K (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Nice machine for the money... a PID controller and a watchful eye are all you need!
Bottom Line: Beatiful machine, exellent espresso, but regular steel base is prone to rust! Spill tray area is rusty after 3 years of heavy use. Seriously Rancilio????
Joseph Tai (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: Great starter machine for 2 people household. Not the fastest or the prettiest, but she can be the most consistent and faithful espresso machine you can have :)
Johnathan Sisson (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Great starter machine! Though it will take a while to get used to.
Lawrence Lo (quality: 5.9)
Bottom Line: It makes professional quality expresso but poor foam production to make latte art.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 2.3)
Bottom Line: Get another ‘Silvia‘ - Yes.
Jay St (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: A Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller keeps Silvia on track.
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