ddfuller Senior Member Joined: 11 Mar 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Portland Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 5:43pm Subject: Solis Crema SL-70 vs. Gaggia Classic vs. Rancilio Silvia?
I am trying to decide between these machines. Like the price point for quality (in reviews) of the Solis SL70, but have not seen it discussed against these other two models. Like the Silvia, but wonder if it is worth the price point compared to these other two machines? Any input would be GREATLY GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks!
Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 10:02pm Subject: Re: Solis Crema SL-70 vs. Gaggia Classic vs. Rancilio Silvia?
I don't thing the Solis has been available for a few years - or do you have a line on a used/refurbished one?
I have not owned a Sylvia - I have owned the Gaggia Classic. From what I read here, the Sylvia is a bit more fussy and the Gaggia more forgiving. Many people fear the Aluminum boiler on the Gaggia ... but one plus is that the Gaggia boiler doesn't burn out, even if you forget and leave it on. I hear that the silvia heater (the heater is inside the boiler, submerged in the water) will burn up if you forget and leave it on until the water level gets low.
And of course the superior steaming and steam wand with the Silvia.
Otherwise - I hear the two machines are pretty much equal.
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