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Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
alaScore 77

29 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and durability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the capacity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Queen of the sub $1,000 home machines

 

I have now owned four home espresso machines.During the past 10 years, I have had a Francis Francis X3, a Gaggia Baby Twin, a La Pavoni and now a Rancillio Sylvia V.3.I will say that while the Pavoni was my personal favorite based on looks, my wife...

High Quaility Machine, strong performer, if you find a refurn for <$600 buy it

Not as svelt as the more "sexy" competitors. Don't be tempted by the others beauty

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Memories of Rome

 

In May 2008, I moved back to the United States after two years in Rome. While I've always loved coffee, anyone who's been to a coffee bar in Italy can tell you that the Italians elevate the quality and ritual of caffè to an entirely different ...

Good espresso with a good crema ; easy to learn the basics

Getting it perfect takes time and practice ; pricey grinder almost necessary

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Memories of Rome

 

In May 2008, I moved back to the United States after two years in Rome. While I've always loved coffee, anyone who's been to a coffee bar in Italy can tell you that the Italians elevate the quality and ritual of caffè to an entirely different level. On...

Good espresso with a good crema; easy to learn the basics

Getting it perfect takes time and practice; pricey grinder almost necessary

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We love it and depend on it every morning!

 

My husband and I searched for quite awhile for the best, yet the most economical (if one considers $500 to be economical) espresso machine. We started out with a Starbucks machine that uses a pressurized porta-filter. After getting used to that ...

Makes rich crema-topped espresso, the frothing wand is powerful and makes creamy frothed milk

Doesn't have a boiler thermometer, but that has not been a problem for us

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The Good and Bad about loving Miss Silvia

 

I have owned this machine for 3 wonderful years, and this is by far the best machine for the money bar none except for maybe a Gaggia machine. After many years of buying the cheap sub-quality well known brand name machines from Braun, Krups, and Briel ...

Excellent control over process, high-end materials and construction, professional or better quality drinks

Boiler capacity, Corrosion resistance of painted body sections, corrosion of drip tray, electrical durability

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For intimidated prospective buyers and new users:

 

It is December 30th; five days after my wife opened her new Rancilio Ms. Silvia from Santa. Why write a review so soon? Because Santa was intimidated in bringing it and we were both intimidated in trying it, anticipating long and boring Sunday...

Rugged, professional, great results

Not automatic, this is a manual machine in every respect

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For intimidated prospective buyers and new users:

 

It is December 30th; five days after my wife opened her new Rancilio Ms. Silvia from Santa. Why write a review so soon? Because Santa was intimidated in bringing it and we were both intimidated in trying it, anticipating long and boring Sunday...

Rugged, professional, great results

Not automatic, this is a manual machine in every respect

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Solid Performer, Built Like A Tank!

 

Solid construction, ease of use, great espresso

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You have to love the ritual and the coffee!

 

My husband and I returned from our second trip to Italy in April and hauled out the small Krups espresso machine with the hopes we could brew some espresso like we had enjoyed daily on our trip. Well, after a few tries, we remembered why it had been...

Authentic espresso and related coffee drinks at home....goodbye to Starbucks and paper cups forever

Wish it had a single extraction filter basket for that single shot

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You have to love the ritual and the coffee!

 

My husband and I returned from our second trip to Italy in April and hauled out the small Krups espresso machine with the hopes we could brew some espresso like we had enjoyed daily on our trip. Well, after a few tries, we remembered why it had been...

Authentic espresso and related coffee drinks at home....goodbye to Starbucks and paper

Wish it had a single extraction filter basket for that single shot

Product Specifications

The Rancilio Silvia is making the news as one the best single boiler machines in production. Like more commercial brand machines, its all in the brass facts. Brass boiler, brass lines and chromed brass brewing head all help to maintain temperature and heat distribution for the perfect espresso. The Silvia will deliver consistently fine espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and more, just with the touch of a button. Its beautiful to behold and simple to use. Youll be making your favorite espresso to the raves of family and friends. This is a quality machine at a terrific price.
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