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Rancilio Silvia - Erik Kleijn's Review
Posted: November 21, 2001, 8:29am
review rating: 5.3
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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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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: 9.2
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: You will not regret it.
Positive Product Points

Does all that it promises. Nice heavy machine, looks good, no nonsense. The thing I like absolute best is the heavy professional portafilter.

Negative Product Points

Keeps you polishing 24/7. This is also a positive feature since it lets you spend a lot of time fiddling with this great machine.

Detailed Commentary

39 other reviewants and hundreds of alt.coffee subscribers can‘t be wrong. This is what I thought when I bought it, and it turned out true. There is a LOT of information on the Silvia on the internet, and almost all true. When I purchased it, I was also considering the Vibiemme Domobar, an E61 machine because it looks so good (yes, even better than the Silvia). My first idea was to get a Pavoni. This page and internet scared me off of the Pavoni, but above all I think that I can always buy a used Pavoni when I come across one. The Vibiemme is much more expensive and I think a boiler machine is better than a heat exchanger for home use.

As I mentioned before, the heavy portafilter is a pleasure to work with.

Something I would like to have added to the Silvia is a thermometer to monitor water temnperature. The temp surfing method works fine too though.

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