8.5, Based on 229 Reviews
Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto, Espresso Machine
Satin Stainless Steel
Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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A true benchmark machine, this machine made Rancilio a lot of money since it was introduced in 1998 - it has become the standard against which all other consumer, single boiler machines are measured against. Currently in its 3rd revision.
Bottom Line: Top of the line construction, monster steam production, no frills hard core espresso machine. Best in class. Tempermental at first but love soon follows.
Bottom Line: Good if you pre-heat your cup (water in microwave). Not quite hot enough otherwise.
Bottom Line: I joined the club.
Bottom Line: Beatiful machine, exellent espresso, but regular steel base is prone to rust! Spill tray area is rusty after 3 years of heavy use. Seriously Rancilio????
Bottom Line: If you want a machine that makes near perfect expresso or latte at a reasonnable price and that will last for a very long time , buy the Rancilla combo, you won't regret it.
Bottom Line: A temperamental mistress that plays hard to get but, wow, does she put out ;o)
Bottom Line: This machine truly is a commercial quality machine without a large footprint. I would buy again.
Bottom Line: Almost a brilliant machine - but what a major potiential weakness!! Buy it, but haggle hard as it is not quite as indestructable as the glossy brochures would have you believe.
Scott De Rozic
Bottom Line: Solid, learning curve to pour a credible shot
Bottom Line: Worth the money!
Bottom Line: The machine is okay but not worth the price. Would not buy an espresso maker on-line again.
Raul Estevez (quality: 0.2)
Bottom Line: For the price you you can't beat this quality Italian made machine.
Henry Townsend (quality: 0.2)
Bottom Line: Next time I'll get another make.
Andreas Samson (quality: 0.3)
Bottom Line: best buy.
Andrew Balfe (quality: 0.3)
Bottom Line: Good machine while it worked, wouldn't risk another one as it is too expensive for such a short life. Going back to Gaggia.
Roni Li (quality: 0.4)
Bottom Line: Seems like a great machine... pity doesn't work
Dwayne Primeau (quality: 0.7)
Bottom Line: Serious quality - well built - commercial grade. Requires desire to learn about proper extraction. With the right grind and technique - will provide better coffee than all but the best coffee shops
Garth Watson (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: Rancilio Silvia
Dave Mclennan (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: SAVE UP FOR A REAL MACHINE, JUST GOOD FOR STARTERS IN THIS HOBBY, WEAK PERFORMANCE
Steve Edelman (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: Avoid Ranchilio - Flawed construction
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