This is the version before the 2020 version, there is not much difference and it has the separate element and insulated boiler.
My Espresso Ltd are Importers of Rancilio domestic machines and we provide full support for the range including full spares availability.
One of our best sellers In the NEW EDITION, the Rancilio Silvia is a machine thatís reputation speaks for itself. With nearly five years of solid performance, the Silvia is one of the most highly recognized semi-automatic machines in the business. To ensure heat retention and lasting quality, the Silvia features a forged marine brass portafilter, group head, and boiler. The large 12-ounce boiler also allows for steam capacity that is unparalleled by other machines at this size and price. An iron frame, housed by brushed stainless steel, provides durability as well as sleek, Italian style. Miss Silvia takes a little bit of time and patience to master, but once you do youíll never want to use anything else. As one of our customers said, “Superior performance, superior construction, superior period. This machine is worth it.”
Being the classy lady that she is, Silvia is a little picky about the grind that you use with her. We highly recommend pairing this machine with a top-quality burr grinder such as the Rancilio Rocky. Be sure to take a look at our Rancilio sets, and get some great deals on a complete espresso setup. The intuitive interface, close up photos, and narrated videos will guide you through every procedure in great detail. This machine also comes with a 7 gram coffee scoop, a plastic tamper, and two filter baskets (single and double).
If all of these features werenít enough, the Silvia is now ESE pod-adaptable! If you would like the option to use convenient Easy Serve Espresso pods with your Silvia, a pod-adapter kit can be purchased separately for you to install on your machine.
In the upgrade for Rancilio have developed a special steam tip for Miss Silvia as well. It is a 1 hole commercial tip that comes complete with an adapter. This tip has been thoroughly tested to make sure that it matches up with the boiler capacity. Matching a steam tip to an espresso machine is a delicate balance between releasing steam too quickly, which will heat the milk to quickly, or too slowly, which will not generate enough velocity to texture the milk properly. So, if you are ready to froth like a pro then you should consider this adapter set as the way to go.
Some of the most crucial elements for producing high quality espresso are influenced by the Style, Size and Construction of the portafilter. Style: This portafilter is designed like a commercial machine and works in the same way. The coffee is ground fine and is tamped (pressed) firmly into place. Size: The size of the portafilter is also the same as a commercial machine. Is has a large diameter (58 mm) so that the water is distributed evenly over a wide surface area. Construction: The portafilter is made up of two parts, the handle and the filter holder. The handle is made of high quality plastic. The heavy chrome plated brass filter holder keeps the temperature stable throughout the entire brewing process, therefore producing a quality cup of espresso.
This is the portion of the machine that the portafilter locks into. It is made of chrome plated marine brass which provides a superior brewing environment through maximum heat stability and component longevity.
The large removable 2.5 L Tank can be refilled from the top any time during the operation, allowing for an endless supply of coffee or steam.