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Rancilio Silvia - Steven Daris's Review
Posted: September 18, 2003, 11:47pm
review rating: 4.7
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 230 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: 8.6
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: whole latte love Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Maybe
Similar Items Owned: starbucks athena
Bottom Line: great machine for the price. Don't mess with the cheap ones...start with this!
Positive Product Points

Great built machine. Great group. Great looks. My "first" real machine that provided great shots and good froth. It holds up really well and is real easy to keep clean.

Negative Product Points

Going from frothing to brewing requires that you pump out the "stream" water to reduce the water temp. Then you have to reheat to go to brew temp. Can be a pain when doing more then two drinks.

Detailed Commentary

This is a great starter and for some a good end. If you are only using a machine for a once in awhile drink this works great. It's a workhouse and is built really well.  The only downside is the draining of the stream water to bring down the temp, heating up again for brew, and then doing it all over if doing more then two drinks.  

The shots turn out GREAT though and the machine is a super value. Nothing bad. The resale value holds up too and that helps if you like to upgrade every year or two.

Buying Experience

Always great to work with whole latte love.

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