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Rancilio Silvia Water Tank

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Rancilio Silvia Water Tank. Espresso Machine Parts Available at Seattle Coffee Gear.
Rancilio SIlvia Espresso Machine - Water Tank

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Rancilio Silvia Water Tank. Espresso Machine Parts Available at Seattle Coffee Gear.

Seattle Coffee Gear carries a full line of espresso machine parts and accessories.

Manufacturer Rancilio
Manufacturer SKU 38123012-Silvia water tank
Model Rancilio Silvia
Product Weight (lbs.) 4.0000

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Rancilio Silvia Water Tank
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strayduck asked: Two questions:

1) Is this tank made of the same plastic as OEM?

2) Is this tank dishwasher safe?

Thanks in advance.
Oct 7, 2013
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Jennifer S: Hello: it seemed to be EXACTLY like the original. We had the broken original when the new one came and they were identical. I don't know that it is dishwasher safe-we wash it by hand. Since it just holds water, it stays pretty clean! Oct 10, 2013
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Shan Q: Aaron,

I am not 100% sure about question 1. The water tank looks the same to me as the original but I cannot verify if it is exactly the same plastic or not. Also, I do not have a dishwasher so I cannot answer question 2. In my experience, it is fairly easy to remove and hand wash the tank. Also, If you keep the cover on the tank the water will stay clean and using filtered water should help as well.

Sorry I cannot give better answers for your questions. I can tell you that I have been happy with the purchase.

Oct 10, 2013
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strayduck: Thanks Shan. I believe that these are the same part and plastic but there are no markings on it to say what KIND of plastic. This is important because only certain plastics can go in the dishwasher without melting or embedding detergent in it.

I also have a question out to Rancilio but have not heard back. I will post here if they are able to answer the question.

As for ease of washing: If you see that little + shaped bump inside: it is almost impossible to get in there and remove the slime that forms over time. It is a tremendous design flaw that would only be remedied by removing it or being able to wash in the dishwasher. Oct 10, 2013
strayduck: I received this from Rancilio today:

Thank you for your recent request. We are sorry you having trouble cleaning the machine. Unfortunately, the water tank is not officially dishwasher safe. Attached are the weekly cleaning instructions for the Silvia.

So there you have it. Design flaw+NOT dishwasher safe.
Oct 10, 2013
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Jonathan R: This tank is the same as the original tank that came with my Silvia.
I took it out to clean one day and dropped it, causing a crack in the side. I ordered 2 more, one to replace and an extra in case it happens again. Perfect replacement.
Oct 10, 2013
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patrice r: I have washed this tank in the dishwasher, with good results. Oct 15, 2013
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The water tank that came with my Rancilio Silvia when I bought it 7 years ago had a small see-through manufacturing spot right on the bottom which I always thought was normal -- until it began leaking recently! The replacement I bought from Seattle Coffee Gear was better quality, obviously an improved version from the manufacturer. It is working well -- I expect it to last for the lifetime of the machine.

(Posted on 2/20/13)

It came right on time!

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This machine, once warmed up, is hard to beat.

Large Water Container, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

Not a double boiler

(Posted on 12/30/11)

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