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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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Timothy Steele (quality: 7.5) 01.29.2007 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: The new pod adapter version is great!  Works well with pods, and along with its great steaming ability, a cappucino is not far away.
Michael Plewa (quality: 7.5) 12.17.2006 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: The Silvia has earned the right to be the benchmark against which all single boiler espresso makers are compared.
SVK NorCal (quality: 7.5) 04.29.2008 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Canít Beat the PID!  Hi Tech's PID Addition to the Silvia has made her a very formidable opponent!
Jay St (quality: 7.5) 07.29.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller keeps Silvia on track.
Andy Whalen (quality: 7.4) 09.17.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: 3 years old, 2500+ shots, and still good as new.
Andre Preoteasa (quality: 7.4) 01.06.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: CoffeeGeek approved and raved about, Miss Silvia is a great choice for a home machine to begin you on your espresso journey.
David Marley (quality: 7.3) 06.27.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Machine can be tamed with temp surfing to provide consistant quality!
Donald Blum (quality: 7.3) 03.29.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Silvia is solid, dependable, and can produce a great espresso.
Curt Yamamoto (quality: 7.3) 06.13.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: This machine will not be the limiting factor in have great home espresso
Kevin Lojewski (quality: 7.3) 02.26.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: After the learning curve, despite the fiddle factor, you'll be making slam-dunk hot-shot espresso drinks every time.
Andrew _ (quality: 7.3) 01.02.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Best in Class machine that will make you learn more and appreciate great espresso.
Kirsten Wright (quality: 7.3) 02.28.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Well worth the money and makes great shots as long as grind is consistent.
Michael Aneiro (quality: 7.3) 02.02.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A bit finicky but produces very good espresso most of the time.
Mick Reynolds (quality: 7.3) 08.17.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Silvia rewards attention to technique with a great cup of espresso.
Eric D (quality: 7.2) 03.03.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best in class...feature for feature.
Eric Wilson (quality: 7.2) 10.02.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Sturdy, powerful and simple, the Silvia makes home espresso worthwhile again!
Ted Sexauer (quality: 7.2) 10.31.2007 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Never really been a hobbyist before. But now that I've got a Silvia, I feel like one. That's a good thing.
Jack Pate (quality: 7.1) 12.29.2003 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The Harley-Davidson of espresso machines. If you don't own one, you wouldn't understand .  .  .
Thayer Gignoux (quality: 7.1) 05.15.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Rilvia and Socky, that's amore.
S Kelly (quality: 7.1) 09.30.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Delicious espresso, brilliant machine, fabulous service, exquisite industrial design: a triumph!
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