8.5, Based on 231 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.
Dave Borton (quality: 8.7)
Bottom Line: One or two 'spressos a day? Look no further, say, "a Silvia please."
Dave S. (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: The PID temperature controller brings out the Silvia's full potential
Ted Sexauer (quality: 7.2)
Bottom Line: Never really been a hobbyist before. But now that I've got a Silvia, I feel like one. That's a good thing.
Eric Wilson (quality: 7.2)
Bottom Line: Sturdy, powerful and simple, the Silvia makes home espresso worthwhile again!
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.
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.
Ardy Hagen (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Rancilio Silvia is the safe reliable choice for those who cannot decide among a plethora of seductive alternatives.
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.
Soren Rasmussen (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: If you want espressos the right way - everytime - without annoying temp surf, buy this kit.
Simon Lewthwaite (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: A cheap, no-fuss high quality machine for baristas to newbies.
Kevin Ascolillo (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: Correct the leaking portafilter and you have a winner.
Bartholomew Bono (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: You could spend more, but I don't think you could make better espresso.
Rom Lee (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: Not for the faint of heart. Patience is rewarded with many pleasureable returns.
Michael Aneiro (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: A bit finicky but produces very good espresso most of the time.
Timothy Steele (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: The new pod adapter version is great! Works well with pods, and along with its great steaming ability, a cappucino is not far away.
Dan Pohl (quality: 5.9)
Bottom Line: Tempermental, Inconsistent machine that will force you to perfect your technique or go insane trying.
Brent Baker (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: An amazing machine with professional-grade parts that (when paired with a quality grinder and consistently good barista skills) can produce amazing espresso beverages
S Hanson (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: You could spend more than $500 (a LOT more, actually), but you'd be nuts to waste your $ on anything else for your home. Get a Silvia!
Raymond G (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: I like metaphors so here's how I'll summarize this. This machine is not a luxury sedan. It's like a Porsche. It's not comfortable and easy to drive, but once you get the hang of it, you'll find that you can soon be pulling shots like a pro barista.
Jim Benenson (quality: 5.6)
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Silvia makes as great an espresso as you can find anywhere -- including Italy
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