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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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Tim W (quality: 5.8) 03.01.2005 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: All the praise is well deserved. Wonderful machine.
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
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.
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.
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....
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)
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.
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.
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!
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????
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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