Rancilio Silva Summary
The Hot Italian Model…
The Rancilio Silva is a traditional style semi-automatic espresso machine that is built to last. A strong sexy housing is constructed with a steel chassis and stainless steel body panels. The Silva’s commercial grade group head offers heat stability and superb extraction quality. A commercial grade 58mm porta filter produces superb extraction. These are the same porta filters used on Rancilio commercial machines, and it shows in the results the machine produces.
Although a single boiler, the Silvia has the largest volume capacity of any home machine in its class at 12oz. The chrome plated brass boiler produces outstanding steaming power and a fast recovery between shots.
The water reservoir holds 2 quarts and can be removed or it it can be filled from the top at anytime during operation.
The Rancilio Silvia steam wand articulates allowing for a complete range of motion for steaming perfect latte quality milk. It’s made from stainless steel for long life and easy cleaning.
Precise steam power control is provided by a commercially designed steam knob.
This Silvia includes a coffee scoop (7 grams), a plastic tamper and two filter baskets (single shot and double shot).
- commercial grade portafilter
- Commercial grade group head for heat stability and quality extraction
- Steam wand articulates and commercial control offers precise steam pressure.
- Classic italian design
- Pod and capsule adaptor kit available (optional)
Should you buy the Rancilio Silva?
The Racilia Silvia, however, compares to the Breville like a quirky british or italian car does to the staunch Cadillac. It takes a little more finesse and experience to drive, but if you spend the time learning it’s quirks and honing your skills, it will reward you with the ride of your life. The Rancilia has a solid brass portafilter and is the closest to the commercial expresso machines in operation. But this also means it demands the most from you as the operator too
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