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