Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine : Top quality home espresso machine

Had the silvia for around 6 months (as of april 2018), complete with the rocky grinder and the bass. I’ve pulled 2-3 shots/day and it still looks and functions like the first time i used it. Makes a nice coffee with a thick, dark crema. My only wish would be that i had bought a slightly more commercial machine with a double boiler. This machine is great, but you can’t pull a shot while using the steam wand, so if you have company it takes a while to make 5-6 coffees.

Used these for 16 years or so. . First died after about 7 – 8 years mostly because i did not bother with decalc. But got through 2 services prior. Second is still going and never needed a service so far. Mostly only switch the machine off at night, but trying to change that bad power wasting habit. Heat up is only a few minutes.

Semi commercial coffee maker. Makes restaurant quality coffee and is built very well. Eventually the boiler will go through normal use and there is a guy in the midlands who services these for not-a-lot. . Ours gets used about 4 or 5 times a week and we have had it for a year and its makin superb coffee every time.

For the size of it, this is an amazing machine. I own a restaurant and operate a machine that is five times the size of the silvia but with lots of love, care and attention to detail i have managed to get the silvia to produce the same quality of coffee, with similar crema, as the professional full-sized machine. The steamer is super strong and you need to get used to its power. It would be a good idea if the machine came with a x1 head as we did not have one in the packaging. We only had x2 which is silly as you need to use a bigger (rather than espresso) cup. Oh and we were supposed to get some cups and saucers for free but never did. Again, we have plenty, but this was just a silly thing. Overall, i absolutely love it.

Great quality, well made, heats up quick and makes an awesome espresso.

This is a fantastic espresso machine for the home. It is a genuine properly made, built to last, made in italy machine – unlike many of its slightly cheaper competitors – and it certainly looks and feels durable and high quality. The components used are high quality and from everything i’ve heard, intended to last. It is not the cheapest machine (i paid about £400), but in my opinion well worth the money. I have had this machine for a few months now, having upgraded from a gaggia classic, and the espressos i am getting are consistently very good, significantly better than the gaggia, which was much more hit and miss. I do not regularly use the steam wand since i normally drink espressos, but whenever i have, i have been very pleased with the frothed milk. There is not much more to say other than i am very pleased with this machine so far, and would not hesitate to recommend it. Particularly if you are considering a machine in the £200-400 range (e. Gaggia classic for ~£250), which is already a lot of money, it is well worth biting the bullet and getting this machine for ~£400, rather than still spending a lot of money and getting a worse, probably more plasticky machine, likely made in an area with lower quality control standards.

This is a brilliant machine, had it now 9 years and it’s never let me down. We give it a descale now and again (maybe done it every couple of years) and a detergent clean maybe each 8-12 months, but use it several times a day, pretty much every day. Easy to clean, makes great foam and allows you to practice the art of making good coffee. Buy a nice tamper to go with it (we have a motta) and also get a decent grinder so you can get the grinds just right too. Then you get perfect espresso with the right crema and superb creamy cappuccino if it’s before 11am ;-).

I have owned my silva for ten years. It is used every day and repays care and attention (regular descaling and cleaning) with excellent quality espresso. Obviously you do need to accept that it will take a while to build up sufficient experience to achieve the quality shots you want (look up ‘temperature surfing’) but that is part of the pleasure of owning a machine like this. Steam power is good enough to produce nice microfoam but you need to bleed the system by opening the steam valve to remove condensation in the pipework before putting the wand into the milk. Several years into my ownership i purchased a silvia mark 3 steam wand assembly (so the wand on the current model) which greatly improved the quality of the steaming process, but you still need to bleed off the water in the system. I have also more recently purchased a watlow pid from the us which i have fitted to the machine and which allows me to closely maintain the boiler temperature without having to temperature surf. It isn’t necessary to do this: it just gives you a higher degree of certainty around one of the key ingredients of a perfect shot. Fitting a pid is also an option which is not open to you unless you own an espresso machine of this kind of quality. In short, if you love espresso and you want to upgrade, the rancilio silva is a brilliant way to go. There are other machines of course: log onto the seattle coffee gear website and review the many youtube videos they have made on a whole range of machines.

  • Top quality home espresso machine
  • Excellent machine
  • Commercial quality machine, first class coffee

Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panel, 11.4 x 13.4-Inch

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  • Top quality home espresso machine
  • Excellent machine
  • Commercial quality machine, first class coffee

Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panel, 11.4 x 13.4-Inch

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