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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.5, Based on 230 Reviews
Avg Price $629.00
Manufacturer Rancilio
Machine Type Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto, Espresso Machine
Colors Satin Stainless Steel
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review No
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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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.

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Robert Boucher (quality: 4.0) 01.20.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good, solid machine, great to learn to make espresso on.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 2.3) 07.16.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Get another ‘Silvia‘ - Yes.
Robin Ingenthron 12.04.2012 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Good if you pre-heat your cup (water in microwave).  Not quite hot enough otherwise.
Mari Svensson (quality: 3.0) 08.20.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good looking machine who takes time to master.
Jason Spinak (quality: 7.6) 03.03.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Your first big step towards the elusive quality of espresso perfection
A Dog (quality: 6.2) 11.02.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: If you can't justify the price jump to the next level of machines, then you can do no better for the dollars.
William Cutts (quality: 5.7) 10.15.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Bomb proof machine which can produce a good/great result every time.
Tom Be (quality: 3.6) 10.28.2003 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Come to Silvia but ONLY with a good grinder..
Jay St (quality: 7.5) 07.29.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller keeps Silvia on track.
Andre Preoteasa (quality: 7.4) 01.06.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: CoffeeGeek approved and raved about, Miss Silvia is a great choice for a home machine to begin you on your espresso journey.
Corey Diamond (quality: 6.0) 10.04.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great value machine, can produce fantastic espresso in capable hands.
Chris Furia (quality: 7.0) 12.01.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: This machine rocks, but if you're looking for an automated machine, stick with the Solis SL90.
Kevin Ascolillo (quality: 4.8) 02.16.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Correct the leaking portafilter and you have a winner.
Benjamin Fournier (quality: 8.0) 08.03.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Excellent first espresso machine for the home.  Highly superior value to lower end machines, well worth the step up. Exceptional resale value if later upgrade desired.
Lucinda Chan (quality: 5.5) 03.15.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: If you love a good cup of cappuccino, you will not be disappointed!
Chris Clark (quality: 9.1) 03.31.2012 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The Silvia is about patience and practice. If you have both in store, you're ready to go.
George Feil (quality: 5.0) 01.17.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: excellent performance, but questionable reliability
Ronald Fischer (quality: 8.0) 10.14.2011 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Makes great espresso, slowly.
Michelle Cecile (quality: 6.0) 04.10.2010 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: If you like rich, thick crema and delicious coffee, even if a first-time espresso machine buyer, this machine works.
Thayer Gignoux (quality: 7.1) 05.15.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Rilvia and Socky, that's amore.
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