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Rancilio Silvia - Dick Williams's Review
Posted: January 14, 2002, 3:12am
review rating: 5.8
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 231 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: 10.0
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $395.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: WholeLatteLove Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krups
Bottom Line: Do your research, but for value and quality espresso, this should be your machine!
Positive Product Points

Lot's of research went in to buying this machine, and I am very happy with my decision!  Took some dialing in, in fact I am still working on the grind, bu that's the fun of espresso.

Negative Product Points

So far I haven't noted any negative product points except perhaps the manual, but WLL ships an excellent ancillary manual they have developed.

Detailed Commentary

As previously mentioned, I did a lot of research before buying this machine.  Afterall, I did not want a $400 anchor.  It *looks* like an espresso machine first of all, not like a piece of Startrek equipment. The stainless steel case is flawless, and this machine has some weight to it.  Following WLL's manual (the Rancillio manual is useless), I was able to produce a decent shot after about a quarter pound of beans.  I blame this on my grinder not being able to grind my beans fine enough - a new Rocky will solve this minor dilemma.  Forget the 25 cent plastic tamper; a Reg Barber is the suggestion here.  This baby can crank out some steam now for those cappis and lattes.  Thick on the froth, and just seconds from heating your milk to 150 which is my preferrence.  Bottom line is, I think this is the best machine going for the price.

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