Rancilio Silvia V3 Home Espresso Machine
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.
- Plain water backflushing should be done at least once a week. To backflush, use the portafilter's backflush disc (Not included, select from options above). Take out your single or double basket and securely place the blank insert into the portafilter. To perform a plain water backflush, place the portafilter into the group head. Then raise the brew lever all the way up for 15 seconds, and then lower it. Water will forcefully discharge out of the bottom of the group into the drip tray; this is normal. Repeat three to five times.
- Backflush with detergent like Cafiza (see options above) once every fifty extractions.
- Descale boiler once a month to keep temperature probe clean.
- Warranty: One-year parts and labor provided by US distributor.
|- The best espresso machine you can find in this price range.||- Boiler size (.3 L) can't handle more than 2-3 drinks before needing some recovery time.|
|- 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.|
Steaming Milk on the Silvia
- After pulling your espresso shots, make sure the brewing switch has been turned to the off postion and then turn the steam switch to the on position.
- If you are have had the machine on and just brewed coffee there should be about a 2-3 minute wait for it to heat up. If you have just turned the machine on it will be closer to five minutes for the machine to warm up. You can tell that the machine is ready to steam when the vertical light next to the main power switch goes out.
- Before turning the steam nozzle, point the end of the steam wand into an empty container or point it towards the drip tray. This is to get rid of the water that will first come out when you turn on the steam wand.
- When dry steaming begins exiting the steam wand, you can turn it off. You are now ready to start steaming your milk.
- Do not fill your milk pitcher more than half-way full with cold milk
- Make sure the tip of the steam wand is fully submerged before you turn on the steam.
- After you begin steaming, you can raise the steam wand so that the tip is barely submerged. If the tip is submerged too much the milk will begin to squeal meaning it needs more aeration. If you bring the tip too far out too far you can spray milk or hear a heavy chirping or sucking sound. This will result in big bubbles and a possible mess.
- You should aim for slight chirping up until the milk reaches room temperature. At that point you can submerge the tip of the wand to one side of the pitcher to create a swirling motion. Continue this until the steaming pitcher becomes too hot to the touch or a couple seconds after you have to take your hand off of the bottom or side.
- 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
|PID:||No (Kits are available online)|
|Three Way Solenoid:||Yes|
|Basket Size:||58 mm|
|Coffee Boiler:||.3 L|
|Water Reservoir:||2 L|
|Electrical:||120 volts / 800 Watts / 15 Amps|
|Dimensions:||9.25" W x 11.25" D x 13.7" H|
*Image is a representation. Actual product may vary based on model, size, and options selected.
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