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Rancilio Silvia Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Rancilio Silvia is a top-rated espresso machine with plenty of features and simple controls. The components of the machine are made of brass and housed in stainless steel exterior. Cups can be warmed atop the Rancilio Silvia. The machine brews espresso with ground coffee, but an adaptor kit is sold separately, to allow uses of ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods. After brewing coffee, use the built-up pressure to steam to make frothy milk for lattes and cappuccinos; the wand can also be used to dispense hot water for tea or Americanos. Single and double shot portafilters come included with the machine, as well as a coffee tamper and a scoop.

Prices

(Prices as of 02/4/2013)
Rancilio Silvia Source
$800MSRP
$629Amazon
$629Sears
$629Whole Latte Love

Additional Costs:

$5-$20Pound of coffee, depending on quality
$0.40-$0.80Individual ESE pods
$50-$60Replacement portafilters
$80-$120Pod adaptor kit

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 13.4"
Width: 11.4"
Depth: 9.3"
Weight30.4 lbs.
ColorsStainless steel
Water Tank Capacity68 oz
Cup Brewing Capacity2 cups
TimerNo
Built In GrinderNo
Keep WarmNo
Water FilterSingle and double
Auto Shut-OffYes
Multi-Pod CapabilityYes
Height-Adjusted Drip Tray15 bar
Coffee FilterGround coffee or ESE pods (adaptor kit for pods sold separately)
Other FeaturesCup warmer
Coffee tamper included
Coffee scoop included
Warranty

The manufacturer's information about this product is available at Rancilio.

What People Are Saying:

Although the Rancilio Silvia was not reviewed by Consumer Reports, coffee experts love the machine and ConsumerSearch.com called it the "Best Espresso Machine Overall." Several reviewers called it the best machine available for less than $1,000. It is lauded for its ease of use, its strong construction and the flavor of coffee it brews. On WholeLatteLove.com, user reviews noted the simplicity of the machine as well as the high-quality construction. One user wrote it is "built like a tank." Users also noted that it withstood the test of time and called it a home machine with professional quality. Some user reviews did call the machine finicky, saying it worked best with the espresso tamped down the right amount and coffee ground to the right consistency.