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Rancilio Silvia Home Espresso Machine

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Rancilio Silvia V3 Home Espresso Machine
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The legendary Rancilio Silvia is perhaps the most well-respected home espresso machine of all time. Introduced in 1997, the Silvia has become one of the best selling espresso machines to date, due in large part to it's solid build, reasonable price point, and ability to be modified. The Silvia V3 is the latest version which adds a number of aesthetic upgrades, an adjustable expansion valve, and a commercial articulating steam wand with a single hole tip.

Highlighted Features

  • High-quality Stainless steel construction
  • .3 Liter Brass Boiler
  • Commercial 58 mm Brass Grouphead
  • 3-Way group solenoid valve which de-pressurizes the grouphead allowing the user to remove the portafilter immediately after pulling a shot
  • 2 Liter Water Reservoir

Standard Features

  • Newly Redesigned 58 mm Commercial Brass Portafilter (optional bottomless portafilter in options above)
  • 41 Watt pump
  • New adjustable expansion valve
  • Commercial articulating steam wand with new 1 hole steam tip
  • Contoured steam knob
  • Large, pull-out stainless drip tray with 46 ounce capacity


  • 1 Double Spout Portafilter
  • Single Insert Basket
  • Double Insert Basket
  • We recommend purchasing a 58 mm backflush disk and a 58 mm Prima Coffee Tamper from the drop down menu above


  • The best espresso machine you can find in this price range.
  • Quality brass components and a 58 mm commercial portafilter.
  • Small footprint leaves more countertop space (9.25" W x 11.25" D x 13.7" H).
  • Incredible community of dedicated Silvia enthusiasts who have provided numerous guides and resources.


  • Boiler size (.3 L) can't handle more than 2-3 drinks before needing some recovery time.

For brewing, steaming, and maintenance tips, check out our Beginner's Guides:

Manufacturer: Rancilio
Model: Silvia
Machine Type: Semi-Auto
Boiler Type: Single
PID: No (Kits are available online)
Three Way Solenoid: Yes
Basket Size: 58 mm
Coffee Boiler: .3 L
Steam Boiler: N/A
Water Reservoir: 2 L
Electrical: 120 volts / 800 Watts / 15 Amps
Dimensions: 9.25" W x 11.25" D x 13.7" H
Weight: 30 lbs.
List Price: $1,200


Rancilio is a company with a long tradition of producing high-quality espresso machines dating back to the twenties. After decades of growth and learning, Rancilio proudly continues to offer products that are first in design and technology. Rancilio's goal is to maintain their position of leadership in the industry and continue to provide anyone the means to enjoy a great cup of espresso anytime, anyplace. We're happy to offer Rancilio's home espresso machine, the Rancilio Silvia Version 3. This machine was first introduced in 1997 and has since become the most well-known home espresso machine of the last decade.
Rancilio Silvia Home Espresso Machine is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Silvia I decided to upgrade from my Mypressi to a "real" espresso maker (though the Mypressi is awesome for what it does).  However, it was time.  I did quite a bit of research and got lots of help from Chris at Prima Coffee as well in thinking through the best machine for my needs.  I love espresso, but am more of a pragmatist.  That is, I don't need a spectacularishis dual-boiler awesome machine (though would be fun) but I also don't want to waste money on a machine I will regret buying. This led me to the Siliva which is priced just at what I was willing to spend, but not completely out of range.   I've only used it a week or so, but am pretty excited by the results.  I'd seen online something about issues with milk steaming and I'm no expert, but I found it to steam to the specs I needed (mind you, I'm not pouring latte art) and offer a great latte option. I'm still learning to pull great shots on it, but I scored a beautiful one yesterday with some PTs Konga Yirgacheffe that was one of the fruitiest shots I've ever tasted. Overall, I am more pleased after purchasing it than I was even before.
Date published: 2014-01-09

Could someone use this for two 6oz cappuccinos back to back with the smaller boiler? Also is the steam wand able to create milk with the right texture for latte art?

Asked by: ejohnso5
In short, Yes. It's important to note, however, that because this machine has a single boiler you'll need to pull both your shots of espresso first, then engage the power to heat the boiler up to temp for steam. If you leave the boiler on steam mode and go back and fourth between pulling shots and steaming you run the risk of severely over extracting your coffee with the increased temperature. The steam wand, unfortunately, does not produce micro foam fine enough for latte art.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-07-10
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