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Rancilio Silvia - Beau Dromiack's Review
Posted: September 21, 2008, 6:34am
review rating: 4.5
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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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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
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: $599.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: great infusions Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 years Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: krups
Bottom Line: Awesome machine.  Great quality.  Great espresso.  Great consistency.  Great value.
Positive Product Points

Great quality.  Great espresso.

Easy and very dependable.

Negative Product Points

steamer wand drips a little

Detailed Commentary

I am simply amazed at the quality of this machine.  In a world where quality is hit or miss...the Siliva hits hard and solid.  

As the result of poverty :) i owned the small Krups expresso machine.  You know, the silly little joke at department stores.  When it died, i actually went to buy another small "affordable" machine.  I went to look and then decided to do some research.  

As i started to dig into real espresso machines and the world of great espresso...i realized that i had missed the "coffee" party for many years.   I dug in deeper and found some money and than bought a great machine.

What i noticed first was that the Siliva had the most reviews out of all the machines i looked at... and, out of these reviews it had the highest average rating.  

I have had the machine for about three years.  I use it everyday... sometimes twice or three times.  I have had zero problems with it with the one exception of the steamed wand dripping a little.  I have to crank down the valve super tight to minimize or stop the dripping.  This is the only negative and it really is minor when compared to the overall quality and consistent espresso.  

This machine has worked steadfast and with consistent quality.  The espresso is great.  The crema is wonderful.  I also use the doserless Silvia Rocky grinder set at 12.

Overall, I highly recommend this machine to any first time and long time espresso drinkers... it is a great prosumer machine and very much worth the money.  As i travel, i often stop at local coffee places to try the local roasts and expresso from the large and beautiful commercial machines... these pulls are usually very good, but no better than what i can pull off of the Silvia Rancilio.

Buying Experience

Great Infusions was a joy to buy from and offered the best deal with their bundle options.

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