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About Rancilio Silvia V3 Home & Office
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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.
Detailed Product Features
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 group head (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 tray, 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.
Cleaning & Maintenance of Components - Additional Information
In order to keep the inside of your machine healthy; it must be periodically
cleaned. Scale buildup from naturally occurring minerals in your water can build
up on sensitive components like the inside of the boiler, which left unchecked
can cause considerable damage to the machine. By descaling your machine every
two-three months, your machine will be trouble-free for years. Espresso machine
cleaner can be purchased from us or by calling the support number in your user
Descaling and general cleaning is important even if you have a sophisticated water filter system, and especially if you use well water.
Wastewater left over from the rinsing cycles is stored in a removable drip tray
that simply pulls out from the machine and it reinserts is seconds. The drip
tray and water tank need periodic cleansing with dish soap and warm water.
Installation and Accessories
The Silvia requires no special plumbing or electrical outlets. 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.
- Colors: 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