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Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

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Inspired by Rancilio’s commercial cafe machine heritage, the Silvia is a tank of an espresso machine. Featuring sturdy casing, reliable performance, durability for days, and a retro-modern aesthetic, this machine is built to last. The chunky buttons and simple interface make understanding the Silvia a breeze, and the full-size 58mm portafilter will give you that real cafe feel. A three-way solenoid valve means that you’ll also be able to achieve cafe quality shots as long as you’re willing to put in the practice to learn how to use the machine. Finally, milk frothing performance is excellent with the machine’s commercial-style and barista approved steam wand. Bring home this legend today and learn why the Silvia has had such a long life espresso fan favorite!

Looking for the Silvia PID? Click Here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Size

    Compact: 8" Width or less

    Mid-Size: 8-12" Width

    Full-Size: 12" Width or more

  • 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.

    Single Boiler
  • Classic Espresso: The Silvia has been in production for over 20 years—making it one of the most stable espresso platforms on the market.
  • Single Boiler: The single 12-ounce brass boiler serves both brew and steam temperatures.
  • Steel Case: The Silvia's steel case offers sturdy service and fits in any decor.
  • Professional Components: Built with the same exacting care as Rancilio's commercial lineup, you can rely on the Silvia to pull shot-after-shot for as long as you need.
  • 3-Way Solenoid: A dedicated group solenoid helps purge excess pressure, preventing portafilter 'sneezes' and allowing for backflushing.
  • Compact Case: The Silvia's 9.5"x11" base and 13 inch height makes it suited for the smallest of spaces.
    • Pros
      • Built to Last: Thanks to the Silvia's robust simplicity, you can find many decades-old working examples still in use today.
      • Primer: The Silvia Will teach you everything you ever needed to know about making espresso.
      • Good Espresso: With a little practice, the Silvia will brew an excellent shot, cappuccino, or latte.
    • Cons
      • Touchy: Sturdy and simple, yes—but the Silvia's wide temperature swings and unrestricted flow rate make it a challenge to operate for beginners.
      • Hot Water Woes: The Silvia does not come with a hot water wand for tea or Americanos.
  • How Does it Compare?
    Overbuilt components and a dead-simple setup set the Silvia apart from other machines at its pricepoint. Better, it's also available with a PID controller pre-installed which makes it a much easier machine to use. Want to learn more about PIDs? Click Here.
  • Tips and Tricks
    We recommend steaming first, then brewing for better milk drinks.

About Rancilio

Founded by Roberto Rancilio in 1927, Rancilio has long been an authority in the espresso world. The brewers and grinders built by this brand present a great starting point for a home espresso set up. Their home machines are easy to get started on, but with some practice and care you’ll be producing café quality beverages from the comfort of your kitchen.

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  • Manufacturer
  • Skill Level
  • Model Number
  • Width
    9.5 inches
  • Depth
    11.0 inches
  • Height
    13.5 inches
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
  • Watts
    1100 W
  • Volts
    120 V
  • Case Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Boiler Material
  • Cup Clearance
    3 inches
  • Boiler Volume
  • Reservoir Size
  • Solenoid Valve
  • Cup Tray
  • Portafilter Size
  • Available Portafilters
    Pressurized, Non-Pressurized, Bottomless
  • Warm Up: Brew Time
    3:30 minutes
  • Boiler Design
    Single Boiler
  • Pod Friendly
    Yes - with adaptation
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Auto On
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma
  • Material
    Stainless Steel

Warranty Information

What it Covers: Rancilio home espresso machines and grinders

Length: 1 year parts and labor

Warranty Point of Contact: Seattle Coffee Gear

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

Can SCG Repair? Yes, Silvia and Silvia Pro X only

Care and Maintenance

  • Fit blind basket and backflush with water daily
  • Backflush every other week using a detergent like Cafiza.
  • Ensure water softness or use filtered water before filling machine

User Manuals

Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine User Manual

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Customer Rating
92% of 100
Auto On No
Auto Shut Off Yes
Boiler Design Thermocoil
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 4 inches
Cup Tray Yes
Depth 12 inches
Height 16 inches
Portafilter Size 53mm
Programmability Temperature, Dose, Shot Time
Reservoir Size 67 oz
Solenoid Valve Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1 minute
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Width 13.25 inches
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