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My Espresso Machine Died! Anyone have a Rancilio Silvia?

10 years ago

Last week my espresso machine finally gave up the ghost. It was nothing but trouble from the beginning, but I really wanted to nurse it until the end of the year. I use it at least once a day and now I'm ready to make a long term investment.

At first I wanted the the Pasquini Livietta because of the dual thermoblock - I could steam milk and brew espresso at the same time.

Then the "thrifty" side of me says Breville BES860XL gets good reviews and includes a built-in grinder.

But I keep going back to the Rancilio Silvia. Everything I read says it's a fantastic machine with a brass boiler, two year warranty and a learning curve.

Does anyone have a Rancilio? Or one of the others? If so, please share your experience.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rancilio Silvia

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