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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.5, Based on 230 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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Dave C (quality: 3.8) 11.29.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Great machine that will give you great results!
Marion Wijk (quality: 3.2) 05.03.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: It inspires me to write a travel adventure called "Driving Miss Silvio". I simply love every aspect of it.
R L Kesler (quality: 6.5) 04.17.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Superb machine and value, but does require solid technique.
Simon V (quality: 2.7) 01.18.2002 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Fantastic, I love to make coffee with Miss Silvia!!!
Beau Dromiack (quality: 4.5) 09.21.2008 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Awesome machine.  Great quality.  Great espresso.  Great consistency.  Great value.
Dana Sitler (quality: 2.0) 03.28.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: I would defenitly recommend this machine to others.
Robert (quality: 5.7) 02.25.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: The best of the best(for the price)
Dick Williams (quality: 5.8) 01.14.2002 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Do your research, but for value and quality espresso, this should be your machine!
Bob (quality: 4.5) 02.04.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: If you are a serious espresso drinker and like golden crema, this is your machine.
Jay (quality: 1.0) 03.17.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Just excellent
Raul Estevez (quality: 0.2) 12.07.2003 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: For the price you you can't beat this quality Italian made machine.
Stefan Milenkovich (quality: 6.0) 01.12.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Fantastic machine, would recommend to anyone. Easy to use and reliable. Built like a tank and sure to last a long time.
Alan Wolkower (quality: 3.7) 11.05.2003 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: this is the hummer of semi automatic machines it is solid and a no brainer buy-reliable and nonense
Petey Overton (quality: 1.5) 10.25.2010 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Happy, great machine, well built, nothing wrong, no defects, no mishaps, macine reads your mind, perfection, everyone should own one! grind your own beans. I will roast soon.
Iced Chilli (quality: 1.3) 10.17.2009 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: If machine was any better it would be an AutoBOT.
Andy Whalen (quality: 7.4) 09.17.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: 3 years old, 2500+ shots, and still good as new.
Chris Brown 12.20.2012 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: This machine truly is a commercial quality machine without a large footprint.  I would buy again.
Craig Andrews (quality: 7.1) 03.06.2002 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: In my opinion this is the best espresso machine for the home market at this price point,& even to $600. An excellent machine!!
Charles Lewis 11.16.2012 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: I joined the club.
Bob Cuthbert (quality: 4.0) 07.21.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: I'm happy!
James (quality: 5.3) 09.21.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Outstanding machine- wouldn‘t leave home with out it!
Sean (quality: 2.5) 04.26.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: I would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a great looking and hard working machine that would go in any kitchen
Dave Abood (quality: 6.3) 12.24.2003 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: You just don't see this kind of quality construction and performance any more, whether we're talking about coffee makers or automobiles - I feel like I hit the jackpot in choosing the Rancilio Silvia.
Howard Sheppard (quality: 7.1) 07.08.2002 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: If you're willing to practice; Miss Silvia will AMAZE you with the quaity of your espresso.
Jim Benenson (quality: 5.6) 12.19.2006 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Silvia makes as great an espresso as you can find anywhere -- including Italy
Shannon Richardson (quality: 7.0) 01.07.2002 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Anyone who is serious about making quality espresso, this is it.
Steve Boothe (quality: 5.7) 04.05.2009 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: If you like using a machine that will force you to develop your barista skills, the Silvia is for you.  Be prepared...she's seductive and will have you counting the minutes until the next time you touch her (just don't tell your wife that!).
Jerry Beecham (quality: 5.6) 11.13.2002 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: For personal use, the Silvia is the best!
Steven Henderson (quality: 6.9) 12.29.2002 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: The Best machine for the money by far. If you cant afford a new one then get a used Silvia.
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.
Tom Via (quality: 4.5) 01.21.2005 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: The Art of Espresso
Roman Rakus (quality: 5.7) 03.01.2009 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Great home machine with excellent , quality made commercial parts and a wonderful machine to use and to get to know.
Christopher Cerrudo (quality: 4.2) 11.10.2002 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Solid piece of machinery that you'll be happy with for years to come!
Paul Herman (quality: 5.2) 02.27.2003 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Buy it.
Soren Rasmussen (quality: 6.2) 06.09.2007 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: If you want espressos the right way - everytime - without annoying temp surf, buy this kit.
Jim Johnson (quality: 4.7) 10.04.2005 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Built like a tank, GREAT performance and delivers FANTASTIC espresso.
Chris Beck (quality: 6.5) 03.29.2001 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Buy one, you won't regret it.  She's a beautiful machine.
George Yiannibas (quality: 6.1) 04.02.2004 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: An Italian supermodel for your home and one that your significant other will not envy and might learn to love.
David K (quality: 4.8) 02.05.2003 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Get out the plastic... charge yourself some great espresso!
Jason Provo (quality: 6.3) 11.27.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: This machine has made an espresso lover out of me.
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.
Toto Di Torretta (quality: 8.0) 06.11.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: WARNING: It may not get better than Silvia (in the USD 400 category).
Mick Reynolds (quality: 7.3) 08.17.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Silvia rewards attention to technique with a great cup of espresso.
Joe DP (quality: 8.9) 05.11.2008 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Best home espresso machine in its class with “legendary” status and capable of providing quality espresso to rival machines costing 2x as much.
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
William Enwright (quality: 6.8) 06.23.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: A beautifully made machine that deserves your attention; before and after purchase.
Derek Denyer (quality: 4.7) 04.20.2003 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: A well built machine which makes great coffee.
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.
Steve UK (quality: 5.3) 02.15.2004 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Quality pays for itself - owned one for over a year now and never regretted it
Grant Watt (quality: 6.0) 05.13.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: It is hard to say enough good things about this machine.  Well done Rancilio!
Scott F (quality: 4.0) 08.17.2009 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Wow I'm so glad I bought the Rancilio Silvia because it's making awesome espresso & americano coffees with a gorgous crema right from the get-go.
Bruce Weir (quality: 6.2) 01.27.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: My friends call me shaky now that I'm pulling about 6 shots a day.
Sylvain Barbeau (quality: 6.2) 12.18.2001 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: For me and lot of others peoples, this product is a really good improvement at an affordable cost.
Ira Weiss (quality: 7.0) 01.02.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: A sleek looking high quality system that makes great shots!
Brent Baker (quality: 6.8) 01.04.2007 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: An amazing machine with professional-grade parts that (when paired with a quality grinder and consistently good barista skills) can produce amazing espresso beverages
Bob Abbott (quality: 6.7) 02.05.2004 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Nothing better -- except a daily trip to Italy, perhaps.
James McKee (quality: 5.0) 10.06.2003 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: High quality, value for money machine. You will not be dissapointed.
Jon Rutherford (quality: 7.0) 04.29.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: I love this machine; it makes me smile every time I see it.  It's one of those rare products that I look forward to using and enjoy every time I do.
Kelvin Gillman (quality: 4.3) 12.21.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: great purchase!!!!!!!
Adde Cuppo (quality: 5.7) 04.24.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Overall great machine that consistently produces great espresso after paying some attention to the details!
James Park (quality: 7.6) 01.15.2004 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Smooth, deep, rich, highly complex flavor and aroma. Visually intricate and lasting crema. Elegant industrial design. Silvia is a daily oracle of delight.
Becky Grimsrud (quality: 5.7) 11.20.2004 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best machine in this price range for small volumes.
Gene Sparks (quality: 7.0) 05.31.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Fantastic product that produces superb results
John Santomassino (quality: 6.5) 03.23.2004 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Consonantly hot espresso - consistent... consistent
Carole McMurray (quality: 3.0) 09.30.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Silvia is "da bomb".  Beautiful machine makes beautiful cappuccinos!
Andy Schwartz (quality: 5.7) 03.17.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: You can't go wrong...quality, quality, quality.
Gino Macias (quality: 6.0) 12.12.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Anyone can pull a beautiful shot with the Rancilio..
Joe (quality: 6.0) 06.21.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The best home espresso machine in this price range.
Sam Cafarelli (quality: 6.3) 10.16.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: If your serious about making great espresso drinks, this will do it no problem!
Andrew K (quality: 3.0) 01.25.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: if you have the coin you'll never want to buy a different machine.  It's the Paul Reed Smith/Chris King of home Coffee Machines.
Vikram Shrivastava (quality: 6.6) 11.28.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: After this machine, you can almost compete with proffessional baristas!
Robert (quality: 2.0) 05.06.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Would buy this machine again in a second. I think you would have to spend a lot more money to get anything better than this.Great value.
Robert Eames (quality: 6.0) 10.19.2009 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The Silvia is an espresso bombshell...tickle her in all the right places, and she'll deliver a double with crema to remember.
Lars-Erik Nilsson (quality: 2.0) 05.26.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Wonderful machine, wondeful result. Get it now, life is to short to wait.
Justin Shardey (quality: 4.5) 08.28.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Unless you NEED a high capacity professional machine, look no further.
Ryan Kew (quality: 7.0) 12.07.2009 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: This is one Pimp Espresso Machine, easy to use and doesnt seem to have a steep learning curve to get a nice espresso with tons of crema and awesome froth that many reviewers would have you believe. In other words its user friendly even for a 1st machine.
Bob (quality: 2.5) 11.27.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: You can not find a better machine for under $500.00
Wayne S (quality: 6.0) 12.28.2009 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: A great solid espresso/cappuccino machine for the home user.
Chris (quality: 5.0) 02.06.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Produces much better expresso then my Krups and less messier too.
Christian Callsen (quality: 1.5) 03.29.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Guaranteed Crema ?spresso. All the time.
Mark Harris (quality: 4.0) 08.04.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Extemely well built machine - works like all manual machines should.
Chris Wyser-Pratte (quality: 5.5) 04.19.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Not perfect, but a better machine than a Gaggia Baby, and probably the best available for under $750.
David Strom (quality: 5.2) 01.17.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Nearly perfect. I highly recommend the Sylvia for anyone who is looking for the best machine under $400
Andreas Samson (quality: 0.3) 06.22.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: best buy.
Chris Wood (quality: 7.8) 06.18.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Silvia is a terrific home machine for the beginner or the experienced home-barista.
Ardy Hagen (quality: 7.0) 07.21.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Rancilio Silvia is the safe reliable choice for those who cannot decide among a plethora of seductive alternatives.
Todd Warnke (quality: 6.3) 03.18.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Solid, straightforward machine that rewards a skilled hand.
Mike Wright (quality: 6.0) 11.25.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Espresso nirvana is possible with this machine--what more could anyone want?
Eric D (quality: 7.2) 03.03.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Best in class...feature for feature.
Erik Kleijn (quality: 5.3) 11.21.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: You will not regret it.
Thomas Gauperaa (quality: 7.0) 07.19.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The best single boiler machine you'll get in the 400 dollar range.
SVK NorCal (quality: 7.5) 04.29.2008 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Can’t Beat the PID!  Hi Tech's PID Addition to the Silvia has made her a very formidable opponent!
Gregory Scace (quality: 8.4) 10.11.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Probably the best single boiler machine on the market.  And it's a helluva deal in the US.
Brian Berkley (quality: 6.0) 01.20.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Don't mess with the rest, Miss Silvia is the best!
Alex Antipa 12.20.2012 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Worth the money!
Steve Beaudin (quality: 3.8) 03.16.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Si vous avez les sous, achetez la, vous ne le regretterez pas.
Jeff Evans (quality: 7.0) 06.28.2011 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Looks cool.....makes killer espresso.....built solid!
Susan Hastings (quality: 1.5) 06.24.2010 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: great machine  has a boiler reset button if it overheats and quits working reset your boiler and it will work like new
Dean Palmer (quality: 6.7) 01.03.2010 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Excellent machine that produces espresso as good or better than professional cafes, or even pro/expert machines costing much more. Very impressed with Miss Silvia.
JR Fent (quality: 4.7) 10.31.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Save yourself a ton of money over going to a coffee shop and get a better espresso with a Rancilio Silvia!
Allen Ginzburg (quality: 3.3) 06.26.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: It's not as hard to use as you think!
Bruce Evans (quality: 8.0) 06.22.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: For light duty, with the PID modification and consistent technique, the Silvia is a great performer and a great value!
Dave S. (quality: 8.0) 12.01.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: The PID temperature controller brings out the Silvia's full potential
Eric Wilson (quality: 7.2) 10.02.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Sturdy, powerful and simple, the Silvia makes home espresso worthwhile again!
Dave Borton (quality: 8.7) 02.09.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: One or two 'spressos a day?  Look no further, say, "a Silvia please."
Ken Russell (quality: 6.0) 02.18.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Silvia delivers quality and satisfaction every-time.
S Kelly (quality: 7.1) 09.30.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Delicious espresso, brilliant machine, fabulous service, exquisite industrial design: a triumph!
Don McFall (quality: 5.9) 10.30.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Definitely worthy of the praise it receives from its owners.
Don Doyle (quality: 3.0) 11.29.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Each morning I begin my day with Silvia; next to my wife and daughters, she is the most important woman in my life!
Eric Larson (quality: 8.6) 02.19.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: An excellent choice for the do-it-yourself crowd. Takes some learning, but the results are worth it.
Kristian Lundh (quality: 6.4) 02.15.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: If you have the money:       ORDER ONE NOW!
JP Cordill (quality: 6.7) 11.11.2000 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Mmmmmm.....sweet, sweet espresso...
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.
Holly D (quality: 7.0) 01.15.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: 50,000 Silvia fans can't be wrong. There's a reason this one is popular.
Matthew Smith (quality: 4.0) 09.07.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I wish we'd bought Silvia first time round.  An excellent product.
C H (quality: 6.7) 07.08.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I am happy with it, and that's all that counts
Dwayne Primeau (quality: 0.7) 02.22.2011 Rating: 8.8
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
David (quality: 2.5) 04.23.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: good value
Raymond G (quality: 7.0) 12.26.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: I like metaphors so here's how I'll summarize this. This machine is not a luxury sedan. It's like a Porsche. It's not comfortable and easy to drive, but once you get the hang of it, you'll find that you can soon be pulling shots like a pro barista.
S Hanson (quality: 6.5) 01.01.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: You could spend more than $500 (a LOT more, actually), but you'd be nuts to waste your $ on anything else for your home. Get a Silvia!
Steve Cairns (quality: 8.0) 04.28.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A superb machine for the money.  For those willing to spend time to get to know this equipment, they will be rewarded with wonderful espresso shots and espresso based drinks.
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.
Rom Lee (quality: 5.5) 02.03.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Not for the faint of heart.  Patience is rewarded with many pleasureable returns.
Bartholomew Bono (quality: 7.7) 02.06.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: You could spend more, but I don't think you could make better espresso.
Simon Lewthwaite (quality: 6.6) 02.21.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A cheap, no-fuss high quality machine for baristas to newbies.
David Marley (quality: 7.3) 06.27.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Machine can be tamed with temp surfing to provide consistant quality!
Jeff Leinen (quality: 2.0) 05.07.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The Silvia is everything I‘ve read about.  Quality construction, reliable operation  and the Rancilio name for under $400.
Jim Robin (quality: 4.0) 03.16.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The ultimate (for me) home espresso machine.
Robert Blum (quality: 6.3) 12.07.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Sylvia with PID,   its a GREAT match, NOT a bad disease....    grin
Jon Sands (quality: 3.0) 05.24.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: great machine if you know how to ue it
Barry Gehan (quality: 6.0) 11.21.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: silvia is a great machine at a good price, which will hopefully keep away the upgrade fever for a while yet
Luc Poirier 12.31.2012 Rating: 8.8
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.
Tommy Kokko (quality: 6.0) 12.24.2003 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great espresso - beautiful machine
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 .  .  .
Sandy (quality: 4.3) 08.11.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Terrific machine, terrific espresso!
Peter Verburg (quality: 5.3) 11.24.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Well worth the investment. The Ferrari of home espresso machines.
Matthew Adams (quality: 7.7) 11.16.2004 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A very capable domestic machine that will no doubt exceed expectations on all fronts.
T. Marsee (quality: 4.6) 09.01.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A work of art: The look and feel and the end result - espresso!!
Pierre Bellavance (quality: 3.0) 01.21.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Excellent machine for the home, if you can't (or won't) have a plumbed in machine.
Bill Guthrie (quality: 6.8) 01.08.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: This machine serves as a fantastic entry into the world of espresso, yet it more than likely will be all the machine that I will ever need.
Mark Plunkett (quality: 6.8) 06.07.2008 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: A wonderful true entry level espresso machine that could easily be the last one you buy. A pleasure to own.
Mike McGinness (quality: 6.0) 02.28.2002 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: A great home espresso machine. Make sure you invest in a good grinder too.
Joseph Levitt (quality: 6.8) 12.11.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: There is a reason this machine is so popular.  It works!
Stanley Wong (quality: 5.0) 12.29.2010 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great machine to learn Barista skills on.  It will last and last.  Not a good machine for multiple shots when entertaining.
Jennifer Cowles (quality: 5.5) 01.14.2011 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: A must have machine for the common household barista to make a killer latte to impress the friends and family. It's one step away from going commercial.
Grant Diener (quality: 4.5) 04.19.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Quailty built producing great shots
Ethan Dole (quality: 7.0) 02.15.2006 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Silvia is an excellent transition machine from a junky toy to a Beast double boiler machine, Definatly worth the money!!
J M (quality: 7.0) 10.27.2008 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Incredibly rewarding.  A great way to enter the world of espresso
Danielle Abbott (quality: 5.0) 01.21.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: After two years still makes a damn fine Americano and lattes that impress the friends with it's performance and speed.
Danny K (quality: 5.5) 12.27.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Excellent shots, which is the most important part of any espresso maker, but has its limitations
Steven Daris (quality: 4.7) 09.19.2003 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: great machine for the price. Don't mess with the cheap ones...start with this!
Colin Newell (quality: 4.0) 01.19.2002 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: The rancilio should be the espresso machine purchase that you can count on.
Y T (quality: 4.0) 06.18.2014 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Very compact and easy to use
John L. (quality: 2.0) 05.06.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A superior product at the price point split between cheapies and industrial machines.
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.
Sharon Smith (quality: 4.0) 01.16.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Cappa Heaven
Christopher (quality: 3.0) 02.17.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great investment and cafe‘ qaulity drinks.
Jeremy Ryder (quality: 5.3) 10.25.2004 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: From the shot in the morning to kick you out of that sleepy haze to the 6 or 8 lattes while entertaining, this is a quality piece of kit that won't disappoint.
Wouter Van den Heuvel (quality: 4.7) 08.07.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: An eyecatching, well built, well brewing machine for real coffee lovers!
Darren James (quality: 5.9) 02.26.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: If you want a great machine that can make great espresso search no further.
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.
Mark Babbe (quality: 4.0) 04.05.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Rancilio Silvia is a winner.
Dan Kehn (quality: 7.9) 06.09.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Silvia is the great performer, but if you do a lot of successive milk-based drinks, consider an HX machine
Graham Parker (quality: 2.7) 02.17.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Miss Sylvia is the one and only for me!! and shes not even married.
Eddie Heckmann (quality: 5.8) 02.08.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Buy it, unless you have more than $1000 to spend, then get a Livia 90.
Brian Rose (quality: 7.0) 09.29.2010 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Get her hot, give her good coffee and she will more than satisfy your needs (for espresso, anyway).
James Albanese 08.14.2010 Rating: 8.4
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.
Silviu Chitoiu (quality: 7.5) 09.27.2013 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: It's worth every penny
Benjamin Fournier (quality: 8.0) 08.03.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Excellent first espresso machine for the home.  Highly superior value to lower end machines, well worth the step up. Exceptional resale value if later upgrade desired.
George Feil (quality: 5.0) 01.17.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: excellent performance, but questionable reliability
Chris Clark (quality: 9.1) 03.31.2012 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The Silvia is about patience and practice. If you have both in store, you're ready to go.
Corey Diamond (quality: 6.0) 10.04.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Great value machine, can produce fantastic espresso in capable hands.
Kevin Ascolillo (quality: 4.8) 02.16.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Correct the leaking portafilter and you have a winner.
Chris Furia (quality: 7.0) 12.01.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: This machine rocks, but if you're looking for an automated machine, stick with the Solis SL90.
Lucinda Chan (quality: 5.5) 03.15.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: If you love a good cup of cappuccino, you will not be disappointed!
Michael Walker (quality: 4.8) 02.02.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The buttons are not upside down, my brain is upside down at 4am.
Thayer Gignoux (quality: 7.1) 05.15.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Rilvia and Socky, that's amore.
Michelle Cecile (quality: 6.0) 04.10.2010 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: If you like rich, thick crema and delicious coffee, even if a first-time espresso machine buyer, this machine works.
Linden Reeves (quality: 6.5) 06.13.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: The worst part about a machine like this is that it is more difficult to buy espresso downtown because it is better at home.
Ronald Fischer (quality: 8.0) 10.14.2011 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Makes great espresso, slowly.
Robin Ingenthron 12.04.2012 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Good if you pre-heat your cup (water in microwave).  Not quite hot enough otherwise.
William Cutts (quality: 5.7) 10.15.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Bomb proof machine which can produce a good/great result every time.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 2.3) 07.16.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Get another ‘Silvia‘ - Yes.
Jonathan Christie (quality: 7.0) 12.30.2009 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Excellent machine that can produce top quality espresso and very good micro-foam. Recommended as a 2nd machine however, as it takes some time to fine tune.
Robert Boucher (quality: 4.0) 01.20.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good, solid machine, great to learn to make espresso on.
A Dog (quality: 6.2) 11.02.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: If you can't justify the price jump to the next level of machines, then you can do no better for the dollars.
Tom Be (quality: 3.6) 10.28.2003 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Come to Silvia but ONLY with a good grinder..
Jason Spinak (quality: 7.6) 03.03.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Your first big step towards the elusive quality of espresso perfection
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 5.2) 12.11.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A fine machine for espresso hobbiests, but not particularly convenient to use.
Mari Svensson (quality: 3.0) 08.20.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A good looking machine who takes time to master.
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.
Jay St (quality: 7.5) 07.29.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller keeps Silvia on track.
Joseph Tai (quality: 5.5) 07.03.2013 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Great starter machine for 2 people household.  Not the fastest or the prettiest, but she can be the most consistent and faithful espresso machine you can have :)
Johnathan Sisson (quality: 6.7) 08.28.2012 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Great starter machine! Though it will take a while to get used to.
Oleg Rodionov 12.10.2012 Rating: 7.8
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????
Lawrence Lo (quality: 5.9) 01.15.2003 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: It makes professional quality expresso but poor foam production to make latte art.
Donald Blum (quality: 7.3) 03.29.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Silvia is solid, dependable, and can produce a great espresso.
Mike K (quality: 4.0) 08.12.2008 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Nice machine for the money... a PID controller and a watchful eye are all you need!
Jack Givens (quality: 6.2) 08.14.2007 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: This is an A List espresso machine for the home. If you love great espresso this one will not disappoint.
Paul Pikowsky (quality: 5.3) 11.23.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Real stainless steel and a 58 mm portafilter, but questionable steaming performance.
David Rainiero (quality: 6.3) 12.21.2009 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: A great machine to learn espresso, but not if lattes and cappas are your bag, and not if consistently excellent espresso is your expectation.
Eric Vos (quality: 6.5) 03.08.2010 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: For the coffee lover who really has a yen for spending hours getting it right.  Well priced and lovely looking.  Not for the impatient who merely wants to throw a switch.
Larry Prescott (quality: 4.3) 02.14.2006 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Sorry that I bought this crema-challenged machine.
Peter Hinton 08.09.2010 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: A temperamental mistress that plays hard to get but, wow, does she put out ;o)
John Rustrick (quality: 6.2) 10.17.2006 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: What are you waiting for? This is the best machine in it's class....
Max Kirsch (quality: 5.3) 09.01.2006 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Best semi-automatic on the market, high learning curve but worh the effort.
Samurai K (quality: 8.3) 11.04.2010 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Silvia is finicky so technique is very important. Get a PID to make you and her happy.
Hans Pronk (quality: 6.5) 11.24.2006 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: From using a commercial machine on a daily basis, this Silvia follows suit nicely.
Scott De Rozic 03.27.2013 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Solid, learning curve to pour a credible shot
Tim W (quality: 5.8) 03.01.2005 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: All the praise is well deserved. Wonderful machine.
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
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.
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
Henry Townsend (quality: 0.2) 04.16.2010 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Next time I'll get another make.
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.
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.
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
Garth Watson (quality: 1.0) 05.29.2013 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Rancilio Silvia
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.
Cheri Berry (quality: 4.9) 06.06.2008 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: I'll give it another chance...
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.
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.
Craig Wagner (quality: 3.3) 01.14.2006 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: I don't recommend this machine or seller.
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.
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.
Dennis O'Hara (quality: 3.3) 02.09.2010 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Overpriced
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.
Lou (quality: 3.8) 11.11.2000 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Very disappointed.  Inconsistent performance and sour/bitter coffee.
Steve Edelman (quality: 1.0) 03.17.2013 Rating: 0.8
Bottom Line: Avoid Ranchilio - Flawed construction
Roni Li (quality: 0.4) 01.02.2010 Rating: 0.0
Bottom Line: Seems like a great machine... pity doesn't work
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