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The Rancilio Silvia is a solid, compact machine offering reliability, clean design, and few plastic parts. With a little bit of practice you’ll be pulling beautiful, thick espresso shots with ease.
This remarkable machine delivers impressive quality normally seen on much more expensive models. It features a brass boiler, with a brass group head and portafilter. The polished stainless steel housing envelops a sturdy iron frame.
Silvia lets out a rambunctious yet smooth hiss of steam that is easily controlled with a perfectly positioned knob. It’s easy to steam up billowing, velvety micro-foam for macchiato or cappuccino. The commercial style steam wand is solid and easy to clean with a wet towel.
The Silvia is a genuine work-horse, with a simple, easy to clean Italian design. To minimize mess, a 3-way solenoid valve relieves residual water pressure from the brew head and moves it to the drip tray. This means the excess moisture is pulled from the portafilter, leaving a solid espresso puck.
- Double spout 58 mm ergonomic commercial portafilter
- Two portafilter inserts (one single & one double)
- Plastic tamper
- Coffee scoop
- One year manufacturer warranty
- Adjustable expansion valve (set the maximum brew pressure you desire)
- Commercial articulating steam wand with new 1 hole steam tip
- Contoured steam knob
- Wrapped boiler for energy efficiency
- Espresso cups kept on top of the Silvia will be kept at optimum temperature through radiant heat
- Hot water can be dispensed through the steam wand for rinsing and pre-heating cups.
If you're and espresso purist who likes the occasional cappuccino on the weekend a single boiler is the machine for you. Single boilers take less time to heat than their larger dual boiler and heat exchanger relatives. They also have smaller footprints, and offer a more espresso focused experience.
Saturated Group Head
Saturated group heads are essentially surrounded by an extended section of the boiler. This means they warm up much faster than E61 group heads and hold a specified temperature more precisely.
These machines are built from the ground up with the home barista in mind. They span a wide range of needs but what they all have in common is a focus on creating a great user experience in a footprint that will fit on your counter, and look great there too.
Vibratory pumps are the most common design in compact espresso machines, because they’re durable, compact and economical. Although they’re a bit louder than rotary pumps, when adjusted to proper 9 bar brew pressure vibratory pumps offer comparable espresso quality.
- Width: 9.25"
- Depth: 11.5"
- Height: 13.75"
- Weight: 35 lbs.
- Brew boiler: .35L / 952 Watts
- Water reservoir: 2.2L
- Voltage: 110V
- Amperage: 15A