Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine [RASILV]

$639.00
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Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

Stainless Steel

The Rancilio Silvia is making the news as one the best single boiler machines in production. Like more commercial brand machines, it’s all in the brass facts. Brass boiler, brass lines and chromed brass brewing head all help to maintain temperature and heat distribution for the perfect espresso.

The Silvia will deliver consistently fine espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and more, just with the touch of a button. It’s beautiful to behold and simple to use. You’ll be making your favorite espresso to the raves of family and friends. This is a quality machine at a terrific price.

Simple to Use Controls - Push the large central power button and an orange light comes on and stays on until the Silvia is at operating temperature for espresso, steam or hot water. Three more professional grade rocker switches now let you chose which one of those options you want. Top is for espresso, the middle for hot water and the bottom one is for steam.

Flip the espresso button and that rich, hot liquid will start to flow. Switch it off when you have the amount you want. For hot water, simply flip the middle switch; open the steam valve knob and hot water gushes from the steam wand. For lattes and cappuccinos, flip the bottom steam button. When the orange light goes off, open the steam valve and start frothing milk.

Milk Frothing and Hot Water - The Rancilio Silvia features a straightforward chrome plated steam wand that delivers plenty of ready steam for milk foam. In 1.5 minutes the Silvia will have enough milk to make the average sized latte up to temperature. Simply put, the Silvia out performs almost every espresso machine under $500 in the steaming and frothing race!

The steam wand also doubles as the outlet for hot water. Simply press the hot water button and hot water will be dispensed for making beverages such as the popular Americano or tea.

Quality Brewing Group - The grouphead (or the component that accepts the portafilter where the filter basket is placed) is made of chrome plated brass. Designed after Rancilio’s line of commercial espresso machines, the Silvia group head evenly distributes heat and reduces “hotspots” for more temperature consistent espresso. It has also been designed to evenly distribute water across the coffee grounds for a better extraction.

Commercial-Grade Portafilter and Filter Baskets - Keeping with the tradition of using only commercial grade components, the Silvia uses a heavy-duty chrome plated brass portafilter, which features a rugged plastic handle. The Silvia comes with two pressed stainless steel filter baskets (a single shot and double shot version), which both measure 58mm in diameter.

Commercial Quality Pressure Release System - Many high-end home and all commercial espresso machines feature a pressure relief system that helps reduce splatter if you should inadvertently remove the portafilter too quickly. The pressure relief system also greatly reduces dripping after the brew switch has been turned off resulting is a “dry puck” of coffee grounds for easier cleanup. This is done thanks to the three-way solenoid valve.

67 oz. Water Tank - This removable water reservoir can be filled while operating or taken out and filled at the faucet.

15 BAR Heavy Duty Pump - The secret to a great espresso is a water pump that has the power to force water through the coffee grounds to extract the full flavor from the coffee.

Drip and Cup Tray plus Cup Heater - The Silvia has a stainless steel drip pan and cup try, both easy to remove and clean. A cup-warming surface on the top of the machine lets you keep your espresso at the right temperature when it is being poured; so important for a fine espresso.

12 oz. Brass Boiler - Made of heat distributing brass, this boiler can get up to temperature quickly and stay there, with a fast recycling time. Three thermostats are built into the Silvia the control the temperature for espresso and for steam, and a third that specifically monitors the boiler to protect it from overheating if the machine is left unattended for long periods. Should the boiler overheat, the thermal protection thermostat can be reset.

One Tough Body - Brushed stainless steel construction gives the Silvia an industrial chic look; sleek, functional and unassuming. The housing is only part of the story. Inside the housing you will find that Rancilio used a rust resistant steel frame, stainless steel bolts and screws, and only the finest tubing and fittings.

No Special Plumbing or Electrical Requirements - Just plug it in and it’s ready to operate. With purchase, the Silvia comes with two filter baskets, one for single shot and the other for a double shot, coffee tamper, measuring spoon and an instruction manual.

Color: Brushed stainless steel
Power: 1100 watts - 120 volts
Size: 13.25"H x 11.25"W x 9.25"D
Weight: 30 pounds
Body Material: Steel frame, stainless steel housing
Warranty: 12-month parts and labor
Support: Unlimited toll free technical support
Origin: Italy

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 December, 2004.