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Rancilio Silvia - James McKee's Review
Posted: October 6, 2003, 7:25pm
review rating: 5.0
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 229 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has been rated 8.55 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: 9.4
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $450.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: AUS Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: N/A
Bottom Line: High quality, value for money machine. You will not be dissapointed.
Positive Product Points

Fantastic machine that is relatively easy to use and produces mighty fine espresso.

Negative Product Points

Owner's manual is a little brief and boiler lead time for frothing can be a little long if making more than two coffees.

Detailed Commentary

This is my second consumer machine purchase. My previous machine used a thermoblock and performed poorly, which provided significant motivation to move to a boiler based machine such as the Silvia. The Silvia is a high quality piece of machinery that is capable of making very good espresso. Matched with a high quality grinder, I believe you would be pushed to find a better value for money machine/combo. The only negative feedback I can provide is a poorly written owners manual and the lead time required to go from brewing temperature to frothing temperature. Apart from this, the Silvia is everything you could want in a consumer based machine. I use my machine daily to produce between 3 to 6 coffee beverages. It is extremely reliable and never dissapoints.

Buying Experience

I highly recommend this product and would purchase another at the drop of a hat.

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