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Rancilio Silvia - Sylvain Barbeau's Review
Posted: December 18, 2001, 10:44am
review rating: 6.2
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 230 Reviews
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Chris Clark 9.13
Ed Lawless 9.00
Joe DP 8.88
Dave Borton 8.67
Eric Larson 8.62

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $450.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Cafe Union Montreal Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Coffee
Bottom Line: For me and lot of others peoples, this product is a really good improvement at an affordable cost.
Positive Product Points

Built like a tank and steam like a locomotive.  Make very consistent espresso.

Negative Product Points

No water level for the water tank.  A bit long to warm up.

Detailed Commentary

I have bought the Sylvia because i have read so much stuff about it in alt.coffee and everyone seems happy with it.   I was making a change from my 3 years old Gaggia Coffee.  After 1 year now, all i can say is its a super product.  The setup was really easy, i was making great espresso after my second shot.  Its build to last and can be very consistent.  With my Gaggia, i was making a really good espresso out of 4-5.  But with the Sylvia, i seldom miss a shot.   For froting the milk, i have had to go to school ... it was so much more powerful than my Gaggia.  I have bought probably around 10 liters of milk in the same week and read a lot of comments in Coffeekid web site about the way to make great foam.  Its really impressive the amount of steam that engine can produce.  The only things i am missing from my Gaggia Coffee, is the water level for the water tank.  If i have had to change with the same budget, the Silvia will be my choice again. I am an happy man, my wife loves espresso much more than me and she dont bother me if the espresso maker dont fit with the paint of the kitchen  ;o)  Please sorry for the english...i am a french speaking.

Buying Experience

I have bought Miss Sylvia at Cafe Union Montreal.  The reprensentative was very well informed and friendly.

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