Rancilio Silvia V3
Welcome to our look at the Rancilio Silvia V3, in this Rancilio Silvia review we’ll take a behind the scenes look at one of the less well known espresso makers out there. Although they might be less well known to us as home users, Rancilio has been quite well known in the commercial coffee shop industry. In fact if you go into many of your local independent coffee shops you’ll likely notice that a lot of them use Rancilio espresso machines.
Now just because something and in this case an espresso machine is favored or used by commercial food establishments, doesn’t mean that their machines are reliable or any good, and especially it doesn’t mean that any consumer based products are any good. Now from what I have heard, the commercial Rancilio espresso machines are excellent and need less upkeep than many other brands, but how does the Rancilio V3 compare in the home espresso machine market.
The Rancilio is not a cheap espresso machine, and this is because most of its parts are commercial grade. In fact you can often interchange several of the parts in this Rancilio Sivia V3 espresso machine with their commercial grade parts as they are in many cases identical. Thing like the portafilter, the brew group, switches and thermostats for example are interchangeable. This adds to the quality and extra thought put into the making of this Rancilio Silvia V3 home espresso machine.
Here are just some of the many features of the Rancilio Silvia V3:
- Commercial grade, fully articulated steam wand
- Brass marine water pump for zero flavor transfer and durability
- Commercial portafilter design is chrome plated
- All metal major parts including easy to clean drip tray
- Heavy 30 pounds of quality manufacturing and 1 year warranty
The portafilter of the Rancilio Silvia V3 espresso maker it should be noted comes with either a single or double dose filter depending on the espresso beverage you’re making or the number of shots you’d like to pour. Additionally, an optional coffee pod and coffee cap adapter is available if you’d like to make use of ESE espresso pods. A tip that I like to use with my espresso machine is to froth my milk first, this ensures that you don’t have to wait for higher head from the Rancilio home espresso machine to froth the milk while your espresso goes cold.
Here is what one satisfied customer had to say about the Rancilio Silvia V3:
This is a beautiful machine! The espresso I produce with it is far superior, never sour or bitter if I use the right amount and tamp it properly, and I can make microfoam. I also appreciate its heaviness, good looks, quiet operation and metal steam wand. – Make Myday