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.
Jason Spinak (quality: 7.6)
Bottom Line: Your first big step towards the elusive quality of espresso perfection
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: A fine machine for espresso hobbiests, but not particularly convenient to use.
A Dog (quality: 6.2)
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)
Bottom Line: Bomb proof machine which can produce a good/great result every time.
Andre Preoteasa (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: CoffeeGeek approved and raved about, Miss Silvia is a great choice for a home machine to begin you on your espresso journey.
Tom Be (quality: 3.6)
Bottom Line: Come to Silvia but ONLY with a good grinder..
Robert Boucher (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: A good, solid machine, great to learn to make espresso on.
Bottom Line: Good if you pre-heat your cup (water in microwave). Not quite hot enough otherwise.
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.
Mari Svensson (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: A good looking machine who takes time to master.
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.
Lucinda Chan (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: If you love a good cup of cappuccino, you will not be disappointed!
Kevin Ascolillo (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: Correct the leaking portafilter and you have a winner.
Chris Furia (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: This machine rocks, but if you're looking for an automated machine, stick with the Solis SL90.
Corey Diamond (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great value machine, can produce fantastic espresso in capable hands.
Benjamin Fournier (quality: 8.0)
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.
Linden Reeves (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: The worst part about a machine like this is that it is more difficult to buy espresso downtown because it is better at home.
Chris Clark (quality: 9.1)
Bottom Line: The Silvia is about patience and practice. If you have both in store, you're ready to go.
Michael Walker (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: The buttons are not upside down, my brain is upside down at 4am.
Thayer Gignoux (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Rilvia and Socky, that's amore.
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