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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.5, Based on 229 Reviews
Avg Price $629.00
Manufacturer Rancilio
Machine Type Pump, Single Boiler, Reservoir, Semi Auto, Espresso Machine
Colors Satin Stainless Steel
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review No
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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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.

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Roni Li (quality: 0.4) 01.02.2010 Rating: 0.0
Bottom Line: Seems like a great machine... pity doesn't work
Steve Edelman (quality: 1.0) 03.17.2013 Rating: 0.8
Bottom Line: Avoid Ranchilio - Flawed construction
Lou (quality: 3.8) 11.11.2000 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Very disappointed.  Inconsistent performance and sour/bitter coffee.
Dan Roth (quality: 3.0) 11.18.2008 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: I have taken it to get repaired and will do another review after that.
Dennis O'Hara (quality: 3.3) 02.09.2010 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Overpriced
Carl Scott (quality: 1.2) 12.13.2009 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: Seems well-built, but espresso is very disappointing, with nearly zero crema, no matter what I tried.  Not worth it, a $100 Krups out-performs it.  Good at frothing, but not great. Thumbs down.
Andrew Balfe (quality: 0.3) 03.20.2010 Rating: 4.8
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.
Craig Wagner (quality: 3.3) 01.14.2006 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: I don't recommend this machine or seller.
Boris Gershman (quality: 5.8) 10.15.2005 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Despite a great reputation, I was unable to get a consistently decent shot from this finicky machine.
Cheri Berry (quality: 4.9) 06.06.2008 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: I'll give it another chance...
Jim Robins (quality: 4.0) 05.06.2001 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Poor temperature stability, possibly a defective unit.  Importer insists it is OK.  If that is true, then this is not a good machine.
William Hendrix 01.29.2011 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: The machine is okay but not worth the price. Would not buy an espresso maker on-line again.
Garth Watson (quality: 1.0) 05.29.2013 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Rancilio Silvia
David Ellis (quality: 5.8) 10.20.2009 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: Obtaining Tolerable  espresso wth the poor temp control is possible.  Eventually I'll spend more $$ and get a better machine.
Ed Lawless (quality: 9.0) 12.31.2012 Rating: 5.8
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.
Dave Mclennan (quality: 1.0) 04.26.2010 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: SAVE UP FOR A REAL MACHINE,  JUST GOOD FOR STARTERS IN THIS HOBBY,  WEAK PERFORMANCE
Henry Townsend (quality: 0.2) 04.16.2010 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Next time I'll get another make.
Lars Opalinski (quality: 3.8) 12.16.2006 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: A great machine IF YOU INVEST IN A DECENT GRINDER WITH IT
Dan Pohl (quality: 5.9) 01.28.2007 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: Tempermental, Inconsistent machine that will force you to perfect your technique or go insane trying.
JB (quality: 4.8) 01.10.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Disappointed…Not sure whether the disappointment is primarily a function of poor Rancilio quality control or questionable business practices on the pa
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