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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
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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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Dave S. (quality: 8.0) 12.01.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: The PID temperature controller brings out the Silvia's full potential
Ted Sexauer (quality: 7.2) 10.31.2007 Rating: 8.4
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) 10.02.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Sturdy, powerful and simple, the Silvia makes home espresso worthwhile again!
Jack Givens (quality: 6.2) 08.14.2007 Rating: 7.8
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) 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.
Ardy Hagen (quality: 7.0) 07.21.2007 Rating: 9.2
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) 06.13.2007 Rating: 8.2
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) 06.09.2007 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: If you want espressos the right way - everytime - without annoying temp surf, buy this kit.
Simon Lewthwaite (quality: 6.6) 02.21.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A cheap, no-fuss high quality machine for baristas to newbies.
Kevin Ascolillo (quality: 4.8) 02.16.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Correct the leaking portafilter and you have a winner.
Bartholomew Bono (quality: 7.7) 02.06.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: You could spend more, but I don't think you could make better espresso.
Rom Lee (quality: 5.5) 02.03.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Not for the faint of heart.  Patience is rewarded with many pleasureable returns.
Michael Aneiro (quality: 7.3) 02.02.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A bit finicky but produces very good espresso most of the time.
Timothy Steele (quality: 7.5) 01.29.2007 Rating: 9.4
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) 01.28.2007 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: Tempermental, Inconsistent machine that will force you to perfect your technique or go insane trying.
Brent Baker (quality: 6.8) 01.04.2007 Rating: 9.4
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) 01.01.2007 Rating: 8.8
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) 12.26.2006 Rating: 8.8
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) 12.19.2006 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Silvia makes as great an espresso as you can find anywhere -- including Italy
Michael Plewa (quality: 7.5) 12.17.2006 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: The Silvia has earned the right to be the benchmark against which all single boiler espresso makers are compared.
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