Last week our new Rancilio Silvia espresso machine was delivered to the front door, and we quickly unpackaged it and set it up on the counter. Our first overall impression was sheer delight at how heavy and solid the unit looks and feels. We were impressed because something built that solid should certainly last more than a lifetime, and provide us a fine cup of coffee every morning.
Commercial Grade Steel
The Rancilio Silvia coffee machine has a stainless steel casing, a sturdily built brew group, a brass boiler, copper tubing, and durable brass components throughout. It has an upgraded commercial-grade steamer wand, which can create some of the best foam I have tasted from a home espresso machine, especially in this price range.
Pressure Release Valve
It is manufactured with a three-way pressure release valve that is built-in to release the steam and dry the espresso that remains in the portafilter. This action creates the dry “puck” which provides for an easy cleanup. It also has two stainless steel filter baskets designed for single shot, and another for double shot.
This is the same innovative brew group found in most Rancilio professional espresso machines that is built to evenly distribute heat and water, which results in a consistent extraction of espresso.
Brass Boiler and Thermostats
With its 12-ounce brass boiler, it evenly distributes heat, allowing the temperature to rise quickly and evenly maintain the ideal heat throughout multiple repetitive uses. Three separate thermostats control the steam, boiler heat, and espresso, to ensure the perfect espresso extraction without overheating.
The Rancilio Silvia Espresso comes equipped with a 15 Bar Heavy-Duty Pump that forces water through the coffee grounds to extract its entire full flavor. The coffeemaker requires no special electrical outlets or plumbing, and features a simple plug-and-play operational mode.
Cup Tray and Warmer
Although we have only had the machine for a few days now, it is amazing how wonderful a cup of gourmet coffee it makes, and how quickly it can happen in the comfort of our own kitchen. Simply put, the Rancilio Silvia is an easy to perform coffee machine when making the ideal espresso, latte, or cappuccino. Along with the luxury of having the machine create the ideal silky micro foam milk, we are thrilled that every cup of gourmet coffee beverage we make turns out perfect.
“This is a great machine. The build quality on this coffeemaker is outstanding, and suits my needs perfectly. It makes consistently excellent coffee.” – Café Runner, Amazon.com
“I love this machine. The coffee tastes great and now that I have the routine down, brewing takes just a few minutes from start to finish.” – LLB, Amazon.com
Although we find ourselves being addicted to the coffee, we no longer need to be addicted to Starbucks, or a local coffee shop down the street. Every morning that we make our drink, we think of the money we’re saving not having to give it away to the local baristas. We highly recommend the Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine and suggest purchasing it directly from the company’s official website.