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Rancilio Silvia - Bob Cuthbert's Review
Posted: July 21, 2001, 1:58pm
review rating: 4.0
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 231 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has been rated 8.54 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 10.0
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: I'm happy!
Positive Product Points

Stainless steel, easy to clean, sturdy.

Negative Product Points

A water level indicator would be nice.

Detailed Commentary

I don't like espresso, but I do like a cup of very strong coffee. For years my "perfect" cup of coffee was an elusive commodity, obtained more by accident than by design. That is, until I bought a Rancilio Silvia. Now, every cup is a delight. I can get that full bodied, rich, coffee taste without even a hint of bitter or sour oils. It is a delight.

It took a few attempts to determine my preferred combination of coffee amount, grind, tamp,
and run time, but once I stumbled on the right combination (right for me) duplication was easy, and is very consistent.

Additionally, I have discovered the Silvia's potential for kitchen counter alchemy. I use it for tea, making and frothing hot chocolate,  making soup, even oatmeal. Anytime I need hot water, the Silvia is ready.

I paid $395 for my unit, delivered to my door. Set up was easy and the directions, in English, provided by my supplier were easy to follow. Overall, I am delighted with this machine. I would recommend one to anyone.

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