The biggest challenge to anyone who is in the market for a fine coffee maker is to ensure that you get the best value for your dollar. You can spend anywhere from $100 to $10,000 on a machine, but it is all a waste of money if you buy the wrong model. The Rancilio Silvia espresso machine is simply one of the finest machines on the market today, and when you consider what a great value it is, it only makes it an even smarter buy. You may not be able to tell the difference between the latte you make at home and the one you make on this wonderful model.
Features of the Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine - New V3 Version
While there are several important parts to any coffee maker, experts agree that if the portafilter isn’t built to exacting standards, the entire brew will be affected. The portafilter found here is built to professional standards and measures out at 58mm for optimum water distribution. Both the portafilter and the locking mechanism are constructed from chrome plated brass for the best in longevity and heat distribution. The Rancilio Silvia V3 espresso machine features a huge brass boiler that holds up to 12 ounces of water. There is also a cup warmer, a three way solenoid valve for proper water pressure control and an easy to read temperature light so you always know when your machine is ready for use.
The whole point of buying your own machine for home is convenience, and this model doesn’t disappoint. Rancilio Silvia espresso machines are incredibly compact so they don’t take up much room on your countertop. This is the perfect machine for those folks who live in condos or apartments. Unlike more “professional” grade machines that require expert training to use, you will never feel intimidated by this model. A quick trip through the instructions and you will be ready to dazzle your friends with a latte they won’t soon forget.
Chrome is front and center with this model, but it is the straight line of black switches and the round knob displayed prominently that really make this particular machine attractive. In a kitchen with other chrome appliances, this model will blend in perfectly, or you can display it front and center and be proud of the way it looks. Rancilio Silvia V3 espresso machines are known around the world not only for their looks but their incredible commitment to quality, as well.
Whenever anyone brings up this particular model, the first words out of their mouth usually have to do with value. Not only are you getting an excellent shot each and every time you brew with this machine, you are also saving money on repair costs, as the quality construction seldom fails. Best of all, the price on this model has come down over the last few years and is now a better value than ever. If you are looking for a machine that is in the $500-$600 range, you can’t do much better than this one.
What People Are Saying
Much of the feedback on this model has to do not only with the quality of the coffee and coffee drinks this model is capable of making, but also the incredible durability and quick cleanup this machine offers, as well. The common perception is that if you “only” spend this much on a machine, it can’t possibly stand the test of time. When it does, it only makes your purchase look even better. Espresso makers can meet and even exceed your expectations as this affordable model proves.
There are many machines out there that cost three and four times what this model does and there are other makers that have more in the way of functionality, but when you take price into account, this may be the best model of its kind for the price in the world. There is a reason why people stick with this company year after year. They know they are getting a product that is well made and a product designed by people who love coffee. Don’t let the diminutive size fool you, you will enjoy coffee in its many forms for years to come with this wonderful little maker by your side.