4Rancilio Silvia V5
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Rancilio Silvia V5

4.2

24 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
79% · 194 · 17%

Product is used
  • Daily (9)
Build Quality
3.4 (9)
Value for Money
3.9 (9)
Ease of Use
3.4 (9)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0 (9)
Noise Level
3.1 (8)
Consistency
4.1 (9)
Milk Frothing
4.3 (9)
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Rancilio Silvia › V524 reviews
Brozz100
Brozz100
  V5

Spoil yourself

After 9 years, my Rancillio is still producing great coffee results, so much so I now don't order coffee at cafes because 9 times out of 10 it is not what you get at home with the Rancillio.
Great robust machine. Show details
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Jason
JasonNSWRichmond-Tweed, NSW2 posts
  V5
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J and F Marsland
J and F Marsland
  V5

worst machine ever

Inconsistent is the only way to describe the machine. One shot is under extracted the next is over extracted. At first I joked about the machine being a temperamental Italian but after throwing coffee after coffe down the drain I'm pretty sick of it. I've had many machines over the last 20 years but this is definitely the worst. No other machine can ruin an expensive bean quite like this.
Also in an amazing piece of stupid design the milk wand is too low to fit a milk jug (small one) under so after steaming the milk you have to lift the whole machine to remove the jug, brilliant! If the drip tray is has some water in it beware because at this point the water will spill over your bench.  Show details
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Edward
EdwardSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
  V5
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Andrew
Andrew
  V5
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John
JohnNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  V5

Base rusted after 12 months. Started cutting out after 12 months. Makes great coffee

The base has rust on it. Trying to dry after each use although it is worrying for at 12 months. The machine was inoperable for a week at just 12 months old. It trips as soon as you turn it on. Doing it again at 18 months. I've enjoyed the coffee and steam pressure although it doesn't seem to be holding up longevity wise. Show details
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Mark
MarkVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts
  V5

Excellent coffee machine

I am completely satisfied with the coffee maker and Rocky grinder. Both machines were easily set up and simple to use. I watched a demonstration of both machines in the shop prior to purchase and duplicated the process at home. Very well made coffee machines. Show details
Tracy B.
Tracy B.SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
  V5

Base Rusted out in 12 months

Purchased this machine, it made the best coffee but The base started To rust within 13 months, I had throw out after 3 years As the base was completely rusted out, I was so disappointed as the coffee was excellent Show details
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Andrew
AndrewEMU CREEK2 posts
  V5

Amazing

This is a sturdy device that works perfectly so far. if you don't invest in, or already have, a good coffee grinder, you might have to work with the local grocer or starbucks to get a grind that is perfect. it is solid quality construction, and it pulls a perfect shot every single time. the steamer is much faster than my last machine and doesn't loose power after the first pitcher of foam.

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Terry
Terry49 posts
  V5

Very good coffee

The machine is very good. It feels more like a industrial machine. Well made. You need to make sure you refill the boiler after steaming or frothing the milk. It’s tricky to get the temp correct for the coffee would be better if it came with PID if you can get the temp correct it makes fantastic coffee

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Worst rash from BL!
Worst rash from BL!VictoriaMelbourne, Victoria3 posts
  V5

The best

I worked as a barista for over 10 years and I wanted to make my quality coffees at home as well, I tried several brands like breville etc. but this is the best coffee machine I ever owned, small and powerful, never had an issue with it and works almost like a commercial grade coffee machine. Love it!

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Austin Darke
Austin DarkeLawitta4 posts
  V5

Get what you pay for

I refused to buy a machine with built in grinders, lights and sensors because I have learned over the years that there is no free lunch; i.e. you get what you pay for. The PID is an expensive addition, but its well worth it in my opinion. A proper espresso is all about temp & timing (also the proper grind) and the PID allows you to pinpoint the EXACT temp the machine is at within 1 degree. The PID also is programmable and it controls the extraction time in addition to a pre-infusion; which helps prevent channeling of the coffee grounds during the extraction process.

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Jo loves her kids
Jo loves her kidsAdelaide19 posts
  V5
Preserves
Preservesgeelong4 posts
  V5

My Pride And Joy

I love my Rancilio. It gave me an absolute thrill the "graduate" to this after years of putting up with a basic Sunbeam model. Construction quality is second to none and the results are truly professional look on Coffee snobs - you will see everyone has this machine. Its the king!

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Tealy
Tealymelbourne4 posts
  V5

Fancy Coffee Anyone?

This is the favorite of many "bean snobs" site and I admit to being sucked in a bit by all those reviews.

This machine is not for the faint hearted. You have a lot to lean and a lot of control. I would say that you should have a clear idea of you ideal coffee to start with and experiment and keep making adjustments until you get there.

Build quality of the machine itself if very solid and should last years.

Just be prepared to put in the time to learn how get that coffee you are after

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Questions & Answers

Peter S.
Peter S. · Silvia V5

Where can we purchase the Silvia and Rocky grinder with tamper?
Are they sold as a set?
Any suggestions, I live in Brisbane

bilnrobn
bilnrobn  
Coffee Nut
Coffee Nut · Silvia V5

Are there grinders that are recommended for use with the Rancilio Silvia E ?

I do have a grinder but I suspect that on the finest setting the grind is to coarse for the Rancilio Silvia E and the resultant brew is very disappointing ( very weak light brown with no crema).

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

fastred
fastred  

Have you considered the Rancilio Rocky (Doserless) grinder? You can pick one up for around $450. I purchased the Lelit PL043 grinder for $349 – it’s more compact than the Rocky.

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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) $999$1,199
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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