Base for Rancilio Silvia and Grinder


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All great things need a firm foundation. That's why Rancilio Silvia created this two-drawer stainless steel base. It's perfect for any Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine and Rancilio Rocky Coffee Grinder series. One drawer holds a durable hardwood knock bar while the other holds any supplies or Rancilio accessories you may have on hand.


Width 19.0 inches
Depth 13.5 inches
Height 2.13 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 9.0000
Material Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Rancilio


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Is the knockbox drawer actually robust enough to withstand constant hits from the portafilter? You've got to hit hard enough to get the puck out and that force is going to be transferred, plus leverage, to where the drawer inserts in the base. I like this part but this makes me nervous.
A shopper on Dec 7, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, it is tough enough but there are some issues I noticed with it. I just purchased one about a month ago.

1) The wood insert for knocking is very cheap. Needs to be replace with some sort of hard rubber or nicer wood.
2) The spent pucks build mold very fast in the drawer. You need to empty it very frequently.
3) It is a nice fabricated unit, but every edge and corner is very sharp. Nothing was deburred during the manufacturing process.
4) It is a shallow drawer, so you have to push the pucks towards the back once they come out.

To answer your question, yes. The pucks fly right out with a quick knock and it can handle it. Is it worth having and is it worth the money is the tough question. It is convenient to have, but I do not think it is worth the money. I happened to get mine for almost free with a purchase because of the amount of money I spent and the coupon I used, but if I had to spend the money again I would probably just get a nice dedicated knock box.
Reply · Report · Robert K on Dec 9, 2015
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Will a Ceado E6 grinder and the classic Gaggia fit on this base?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2017
Best Answer: I have a Eureka Mignon grinder (4.5" width) and a Silvia on this base and they fit with plenty of room to spare.
Reply · Report · Rich W on Jan 23, 2017
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Can you post a more detailed picture of what the durable hardwood knock bar looks like?
Kitlas on Feb 10, 2014
Best Answer: I will pass along your request to the marketing team so they can get additional photos of the bar in this Base for the Silvia and Grinder added to the site! The bar is a basic hardwood bar that measures about 1 inch square. The drawer itself is 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" and 1 7/8" deep. The bar slides in side brackets that are placed about 2 3/8" back from the front of the drawer. You can completely remove the drawers for cleaning and choose to place your knock box drawer on the left or right side. Hope this helps in the meantime! :)
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Feb 11, 2014
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Will this tray fit my Nuova Simonelli Oscar and matching grinder? I am looking for a tray and drawer / storage system to help organize the coffee routine? If you have any suggestions...
Bob H on May 1, 2016
Best Answer: If it fits, it would be a very close fit. The base is advertised as 19x13x3 inches, but the top of the base is actually 12 1/2" deep, the handles of the drawers make up the extra 1/2 inch. From what I can tell online, the Oscar is 15" deep, but the rubber feet are inset somewhat. The front and back feet would each need to be at least 1 1/2" in for it to fit, so a careful measurement is needed; and you'd be right on the edge. Width-wise it should hold the Oscar and grinder. The base is made of heavy gauge stainless steel so should be able to hold both a heavy machine and grinder. The drawers are constructed so they can hold wet grounds and won't leak, a feature I've appreciated since my system is not next to a sink. Only downside is the edges of the heavy-gauge steel is unfinished and feels quite sharp. So caution is advised when opening drawers. I'm pleased with my setup, but your machine is deeper than the Silvia.
Reply · Report · Jay H on May 4, 2016
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Does the machine and the grinder physically attach to the base, or just sit on it? Can I use any grinder (eg Eureka Mignon) or only the Rocky?
N L on Nov 2, 2015
Best Answer: They just sit on it. If it fits, you can use your grinder on it.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Nov 4, 2015
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Does this base have rubber feet or a rubber pad on the bottom to protect the counter top?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: It doesn't. It works well, but it is very basic, no padding on the bottom. I would recommend getting a silicone matt or something similar to put underneath it for protecting your counter top.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on May 7, 2015
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Does this vase hold both the espresso machine and grinder? Is the actual model number Rancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine/Rocky Grinder?

If so when do you expect it back in stock?

A shopper on Apr 13, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, this will hold both the Silvia and the Rocky. We should have some back in stock in about a month. Be sure to click on the link that says "sign up to get notified when this item is back in stock" and we'll send you an e-mail when we get more in.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Apr 18, 2015
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Will a Silvia and baraza preciso grinder fit on the base?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, a Silvia machine and a Baratza Preciso Grinder will both fit on this Base for Rancilio Silvia and Grinder.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Mar 31, 2014
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Will the portafilter easily fit in the drawer?
Kitlas on Feb 21, 2014
Best Answer: A bottomless portafilter will fit into the drawer, but no, the regular double spout portafilter is too tall to fit into this Base for Rancilio Silvia and Grinder.
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Nice baseReview by Dave
The base keeps the inevitable drips off of the counter and the drawers are a convenient place to keep brushes and some cleaning stuff at hand and out of sight. I would have rated it higher on Quality if the manufacturer had taken a couple of extra minutes to round off some too sharp edges on drawers. They aren't sharp enough to cut your hands, but they are uncomfortably sharp. A couple of minutes with a Dremel tool and a light touch will solve the problem. (Posted on 2/5/2014)
Provides professional barrista feelReview by toad
Produces a packaged espresso center look with machine/grinder. Makes frothing easier. Well worth the expense.

Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

None (Posted on 5/8/2012)
GoodReview by Coffee Cliff
Very good for organizing everything in one spot. I use the knockbox drawer and other drawer for my spoons, brushes etc.

Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

(Posted on 3/16/2012)
Silvia has established her claimReview by Sam
Sitting in her rightful place,Really I just like having drawers to put thing in and to have them close by as I need them. This sturdy base that matches/made for Silvia helps me do this.If you don't have room under a cabinet,then maybe you could find a better place for Silvia so that she could have her base unit.

Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

(Posted on 12/30/2011)
Nice baseReview by Erick
This base completes my Rancilio set. Now the Silvia and Rocky have a proper place to sit together. I like the size of the drawers. I keep all my accessories in there, like my scale, cleaning brush, etc...

Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

(Posted on 8/16/2011)
Perfect finale for an amazing pair.Review by HaleHiker
Almost didn't purchase this, concerned that loaded up, it wouldn't fit under kitchen cabinets. Very glad we did (and it does), as it is a great unifying base for Sylvia and Rocky, just deep enough to hold essential tools, and creates a visually pleasing 'coffee center' in a small space. Well-made. We don't use the knock-box, however, but a wastecan right underneath.

Easy To Use, Utilitarian, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean, Good height for under-cab

(Posted on 6/17/2010)

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Warranty Information for the Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

What it Covers: Rancilio espresso machines and grinders

Length: Home Use: 1 year parts and labor (Silvia and Rocky), Commercial Equipment: 1 year parts, 3 months labor

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Silvia only)

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

Note: The Silvia and Rocky are eligible for SCG's standard warranty support and service, learn more about what's covered. All other espresso machines and grinders are covered by a limited, commercial-class warranty. For more information on service and support, please discuss with your commercial sales rep.

User Manuals for your Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

Rancilio Silvia Version 3 Espresso Machine User Manual


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