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.
JR Fent (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Save yourself a ton of money over going to a coffee shop and get a better espresso with a Rancilio Silvia!
David Ellis (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Obtaining Tolerable espresso wth the poor temp control is possible. Eventually I'll spend more $$ and get a better machine.
Robert Eames (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: The Silvia is an espresso bombshell...tickle her in all the right places, and she'll deliver a double with crema to remember.
Iced Chilli (quality: 1.3)
Bottom Line: If machine was any better it would be an AutoBOT.
Scott F (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Wow I'm so glad I bought the Rancilio Silvia because it's making awesome espresso & americano coffees with a gorgous crema right from the get-go.
Steve Boothe (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: If you like using a machine that will force you to develop your barista skills, the Silvia is for you. Be prepared...she's seductive and will have you counting the minutes until the next time you touch her (just don't tell your wife that!).
Roman Rakus (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Great home machine with excellent , quality made commercial parts and a wonderful machine to use and to get to know.
Robert Blum (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Sylvia with PID, its a GREAT match, NOT a bad disease.... grin
Dan Roth (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: I have taken it to get repaired and will do another review after that.
J M (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Incredibly rewarding. A great way to enter the world of espresso
Beau Dromiack (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: Awesome machine. Great quality. Great espresso. Great consistency. Great value.
Mike K (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Nice machine for the money... a PID controller and a watchful eye are all you need!
Jay St (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: A Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller keeps Silvia on track.
Allen Ginzburg (quality: 3.3)
Bottom Line: It's not as hard to use as you think!
Bruce Evans (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: For light duty, with the PID modification and consistent technique, the Silvia is a great performer and a great value!
Mark Plunkett (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: A wonderful true entry level espresso machine that could easily be the last one you buy. A pleasure to own.
Cheri Berry (quality: 4.9)
Bottom Line: I'll give it another chance...
Joe DP (quality: 8.9)
Bottom Line: Best home espresso machine in its class with “legendary” status and capable of providing quality espresso to rival machines costing 2x as much.
SVK NorCal (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Can’t Beat the PID! Hi Tech's PID Addition to the Silvia has made her a very formidable opponent!
Dave Borton (quality: 8.7)
Bottom Line: One or two 'spressos a day? Look no further, say, "a Silvia please."
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