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Rancilio Silvia V3

4.2

40 reviews · Statistics

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Product is used
  • Daily (3)
  • Several times a week (1)
Build Quality
4.5 (4)
Value for Money
4.5 (4)
Ease of Use
4.8 (4)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.5 (4)
Noise Level
3.3 (3)
Consistency
4.8 (4)
Milk Frothing
4.3 (4)
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Reviews

Rancilio Silvia › V340 reviews
Gianc C.
Gianc C.VICSouthwest, VIC3 posts
  V3

Love my Rancilio coffee machine

Making a coffee with a Rancilio Silvia machine is like making art, you have total control on how strong, how hot and how much you want, this is not an automatic machine. From grinding the fresh coffee beans to placing the ground coffee into the group head to tapping it down and extracting the coffee via the machine it's all up to you. Once you get it right and all the elements are measured and tested the coffee that is produced is creamy and silky, I feel like a real barista, it's Italian ingenuity at its best. Give me a Rancilio Silvia machine any day over an automatic machine. Show details
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larry
larryVICGippsland, VIC2 posts
  V3

Great machine

7 years old and used twice daily. Have replaced a group head seal - easy to do. Cleaned and flushed regularly. Makes great coffee and simple to use. Drip tray is warped and its a bit noisy - but hey, it's Italian. Show details
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adamhill0
adamhill0WAPerth, WA
  V3

Great home espresso machine!

Really cant complain about anything with this machine.
Been a barista for 10 years, and this machines easy to use.

Get the weight and grind setting sorted and the shots run consistently, especially if you temperature surf to get the right temp each shot.
Steam pressure is great, if you follow the instructions on using the machine correctly and doing maintenance after each use/once a week it will last you a long time.

Its loud when compared to commercial machines, but quieter than your average kettle.
Great shots, silky milk (oat milk pictured), quick clean up. Absolute winner! Show details

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lavenda
lavendaNSWSydney, NSW
  V3

7 years and still going strong

This little gem produces great espresso (better with triple basket than double) and steams perfect milk. Results usually better when the machine has been preheated for at least 15 minutes. Good quality construction - had mine for 7 years and not had any problems so far (daily backflushing and monthly cleaning with a machine cleaner). Recommend for the home barista who wants to get more serious about improving the taste of their shots without spending a fortune on higher end, fancy-looking models. Show details
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bilnrobn
bilnrobnWestern Australia266 posts
  Verified V3

Best coffee machine at an economical price

We are VERY happy with this machine. It has outlived the previous machines we had and produces better coffee than any of them. We thoroughly recommend it. The weakness of most other similarly or lower priced units is the boiler, which has a limited life. The Ranciilio has, (going on memory here), a cast iron boiler and simply doesn't rust. When this one finally gives out (if it ever does!), we will certainly be buying the same brand next time.

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Mark
MarkVICGippsland, VIC23 posts
  V3
BenEddieE
BenEddieESYDNEY23 posts
  Verified V3
Matt B
Matt BMelbourne2 posts
  Verified V3

Solid construction, works well

It makes a good coffee, doesn't have the double boilers that a lot of the newer machines do or the dials and sensors that you could get in a similarly priced machine now.

Simple and easy to use, though you need to let it sit for about 10minutes to warm up, even though it may say it is ready the head and group need to be warm as well to make good coffee. Pressure and temp are good

Cleaning is simple, robust design, mines lasted 5 years.

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Brad
BradSydney36 posts
  V3

Working flawlessly for 4 years now

I was a little hesitant at first because at the time $850 was a lot of money to spend on a coffee machine, and I was going through a bit of a coffee phase which I didn't know was going to last. Bought the Rocky grinder as well. I am pleased to say that after 4 years and an estimated 800 cups of coffee, it is still working flawlessly. Produces great espresso shots with crema, and with a little bit of practice you can froth the milk to perfection.

Matty
MattyQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD9 posts
  V3
GregNeville
GregNevilleVictoriaMelbourne, Victoria2 posts
  V3
Barton
BartonACTCanberra 2600, ACT13 posts
  V3

Simply the best

Had one for years. Makes the best coffee. Takes a weekend to practice and try settings. Buy a couple of bags of coffee and a couple of litres of milk. After that - just quality all the way. Consistent output. Clean it every few weeks and you will have years of life

oldrose
oldrose4 posts
  V3
Michael
MichaelVictoria4 posts
  V3
Marie
MarieQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD28 posts
  V3

Questions & Answers

Douglas W
Douglas W · Silvia V3

Hi I turn my rancilio Silvia on like I do every morning. Turned on the steam button was waiting for the light to go off and walked away got distracted for 10 or so minutes is this bad for my machine? Thank you in advance

Andrew M
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Scott Brasuell
Scott Brasuell · Silvia V3

My silvia was manufactured 0514.It is a 220 volt machine.Do you know if it is a v3 or v4 version?Dont have to temp surf maybe due to the higher voltage making it more stable.It gets hot and stays very stable.Have never seen a video review of a 220 volt machine.Thanks for the help.

Sceptic
Sceptic  
Haberfield Guy.
Haberfield Guy.  

^^ Do you shoehorn your own personal gripes without helping into every question asking for help?

Harv
Harv · Silvia V3

I have used at least 3 time a day the Ranchilio Silvia to prepare espressos in the last 3 years and most of the time very happy with the results. Recently I'm getting less impressive results, its looks like heating up quickly and warming up more than normal (checking the heat on the top cover), the coffee is pouring faster than before with much less crema. I have tried to put a round piece of aluminium foil with central hole and placed it in the bottom of the basket, it have improved results, but this is not the way it should work. I also started getting a very strong steam from the machine which make it difficult to make a good frothing. I am using the KG-100 grinder which till now did a good job, and using good quality coffee beans, have noticed the grinder was always set up on the finest scale, doesn't matter the type of coffee, maybe its performances degraded? Although the grind coffee looks good, any suggestions on how I can improve this?

Coughs
Coughs  

Check you thermostats are operating in the correct range. It sounds like the machine is heating up to much, and if it continues will go the way of most of the silvias

Harv
Harv  

Thanks for your advice, do you know of any instructions how to do it?

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CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $1,199$999
Pump Pressure15 bar15 bar
Input Power1,100 W1,100 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsNoNo
Water Tank Capacity2.5 L2.5 L
Dimensions 340 x 235 x 290 mm340 x 235 x 290 mm
Weight14 kg14 kg
Milk FrotherSteam WandSteam Wand
Bean GrinderNoneNone
Colour / FinishStainless SteelStainless Steel
Release date
Replaced byRancilio Silvia V4Rancilio Silvia V5

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