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Rancilio Silvia - Tom Via's Review
Posted: January 21, 2005, 11:02am
review rating: 4.5
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Rancilio Silvia
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Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has 231 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Silvia has been rated 8.54 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
Joe DP 8.88
Dave Borton 8.67
Eric Larson 8.62
Gregory Scace 8.39

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $629.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $495.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: 1st-line.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 years Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: The Art of Espresso
Positive Product Points

Solid machine that produces great espresso.
Great looks.
Work horse, owned for 2 years w/o any problems

Negative Product Points

Initially hard to get great results w/o lots of practice

Detailed Commentary

I love this machine.  It took some time to learn how to use properly and a good quality grinder is a must have.  You need to learn the craft of making espresso to get the most from this machine.   Once you get it down you will not find a better cup of espresso in a restaurant nor in most coffe shops.

If lattes or cappacunios are what you are seeking I suggest purchasing the optional 3 hole replacement tip for the steam wand.  This tip gives you a much drier foam than the standard on hole tip does.  It's a cheap upgrade that you won't regret.

Buying Experience

The vendor is excellent to work with.  Quick turn around times on orders and they have a great catalog of product to choose from.  They are my first source for coffe equipment.

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