Rancilio Silvia V3 Espresso Machine

We think this is the best single-boiler espresso machine available for under $1,000.

$685.00

Overview

Rancilio Silvia V3

In our opinion this is the best espresso machine available for under $1,000. Silvia is a solid, commercial grade machine offering reliability, clean design, and no cheap plastic parts. With a little bit of practice you'll be pulling beautiful, thick espresso shots with ease.

COMMERCIAL QUALITY

This remarkable machine delivers impressive quality normally seen on much more expensive models. It features a forged marine-grade brass boiler, with chrome-plated brass group head and portafilter. The polished stainless steel housing envelops a sturdy iron frame.

PERFECT MACCHIATOS AND CAPPUCCINOS

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.

SIMPLE, TIMELESS DESIGN

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.

Details

  • Model: Silvia Version 3
  • Powerful 15 BAR pump brews rich espresso every time
  • 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.
  • Dimensions: 9.25 inches wide x 11.5 inches deep x 13.75 inches high
  • Weight: 35 pounds
  • Rancilio 1-year warranty
  • Includes single & double shot filter baskets, plastic tamper and coffee scoop

Pros

  • Impressive steaming power

    Once the Silvia is up to steaming temperature, it produces surprisingly powerful, dry steam.

  • Solid brass boiler

    Many espresso machines in Silvia's price range have aluminum boilers, which don't retain heat as well as brass.

  • Commercial-grade components

    From the commercial portafilter to the internal workings, everything on the Silvia is built to last.

Cons

  • Shallow drip tray

    If you don't empty the drip tray after each use, you'll have a mess on your countertops.

  • Industrial aesthetics

    Silvia is built to last, but its boxy housing isn't for everyone.

  • Single boiler

    With a single boiler, you can't steam and brew in unison, but with a little technique (see FAQ tab for details), you'll get great results.

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