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Rancilio Silvia Pro Espresso Machine

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Overview

Take your home espresso to the next level with the Silvia Pro! Built on the decades of success found in the original Silvia, the Pro expands on its predecessor's home coffee promise with a dual-boiler design and a PID temperature control setup borrowed from their top-of-the-line commercial machine, the Rancilio Specialty. Unique to the Pro is its optional steam boiler design that prioritizes the temperature in the brew group first. This focus on temperature stability promises a best-in-class ±1º temp variance between shots. Packed with every nicety you could ask for—like auto-on programming, a shot timer, auto-backflushing, a hot water tap, and an adjustable cup tray—the Rancilio Silvia PID brings quality espresso to your kitchen that's hard to beat.

  • Skill Level

    Beginner: Simple controls and forgiving pressurized baskets help new users brew better.

    Intermediate: For the daily barista looking for finer shot controls and higher machine quality.

    Expert: For the espresso enthusiast who needs premium components and cutting-edge brew features.

    Intermediate
  • Programming

    Manual: Manual dosing and steaming puts drink quality in your hands.

    Moderate: Espresso programming adds consistency to every drink you make.

    Automatic: Automated brewing and steaming make espresso even easier.

    Moderate
  • Size

    Compact: 8" Width or less

    Mid-Size: 8-12" Width

    Full-Size: 12" Width or more

    Mid-Size
  • Temp Control

    Single Boiler: A single boiler handles both brewing and steaming.

    Double Boiler: Dedicated brew and steam boilers allow for increased consistency.

    Thermoblock: A quick-heating boiler alternative for faster warm-up times.

    Heat Exchanger: Flash-heated brew water and a large steam boiler lets you brew and steam simultaneously.

    Boiler+Thermoblock: A traditional boiler for brewing with a thermoblock for instant steaming.

    Double Thermoblock: Two dedicated thermoblocks offer instant brewing and steaming.

    Double Boiler
Features
  • Dual Boiler: A 1-liter steam boiler and 300ml brew boiler offer simultaneous brewing and steaming.
  • Steam, Optional: A focus on brew temp stability keeps the steam optional, only at pressure when you need it.
  • PID Control: Dedicated brew and steam circuit PIDs offer excellent temperature management, and can be adjusted to-the-degree.
  • Shot Timer: The front-facing PID screen doubles as a shot timer when brewing.
  • Auto On: A programmable wake-up time lets you set and save the next time you'll need another cup.
  • Energy Saver: The Silvia Pro's efficiency focus has your machine power off to save energy.
    • Pros
      • Shot Quality: The Silvia Pro's straight espresso shots are incredible—Rancilio's focus on brew temperature consistency does make a difference.
      • A True Upgrade: While visually similar to the classic Silvia, the Silvia Pro upgrades basically every component without sacrificing the sturdy, manual feel of the original.
      • Efficient: It took a little getting used to, but the selectable steam layout makes a ton of sense in a home environment that doesn't always need steam pressure on tap.
    • Cons
      • A Little Too Efficient: If your household is all about lattes, the Pro's unique steam circuit and relatively small boiler size may not be the best choice for you.
      • Non-Standard Operation: The Silvia Pro technically has every feature you could ask for, but integrates them in fascinating ways. The steam isn't always on, and the hot water tap only works when it is. The Pro has auto-on programming; but it's set in 30 minute increments and only holds one setting. Insulated boilers and an energy-saver mode do wonders for the electric bill, but the Silvia will never be 'always on' like a commercial machine.
Specifications
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Manufacturer
    Rancilio
  • Width
    10 inches
  • Depth
    16.5 inches
  • Height
    15.5 inches
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
    45.0000
  • Watts
    1300 W
  • Volts
    120 V
  • Programmability
    PID
  • Case Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Boiler Material
    Brass/Steel
  • Cup Clearance
    3.5 inches
  • Boiler Volume
    1 L service boiler | 300 mL brew boiler
  • Reservoir Size
    2 L
  • Solenoid Valve
    Yes
  • Cup Tray
    Yes
  • Portafilter Size
    58mm
  • Available Portafilters
    Non-Pressurized, Bottomless
  • Boiler Design
    Double Boiler
  • Certified to NSF/ANSI Standards
    No
  • Pod Friendly
    Yes - with adaptation
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off
    Yes
  • Auto On
    Yes
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma
    No
  • Material
    Stainless Steel
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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Rancilio home espresso machines and grinders

Length: 1 year parts and labor (Silvia and Rocky)

Warranty Point of Contact: Seattle Coffee Gear

Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Silvia and Silvia Pro only)

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

User Manual

Rancilio Silvia Pro User Manual


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Auto On No No Yes
Auto Shut Off No No Yes
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger Heat Exchanger Double Boiler
Boiler Material Brass/Copper Copper Stainless Steel
Boiler Volume 1.8 L 2 liter Espresso Boiler: 0.3L (10 ounces) | Steam Boiler: 0.95L (32 ounces)
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches 4 inches 4 inches
Cup Tray Yes Yes Yes
Depth 17 inches 16 inches 15.00 inches
Height 14.25 inches 16 inches; extra height needed for reservoir access 15.00 inches
Portafilter Size 58mm 58mm 58mm
Programmability No Shot Time PID, Pre-infusion, Shot Time
Reservoir Size 2.5 L 2.8 liter 84 ounces
Solenoid Valve Yes Yes Yes
Recommended For Coffee Press
Warm Up: Brew Time 8 minutes 20 seconds
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank
Width 10.5 inches 12 inches 16.25 inches
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