Be your Own Barista With the Rancilio Silvia
Give yourself the luxury of café-quality espresso drinks at home with the Rancilio Silvia V4, the latest iteration of this professional-quality home brewer. The machine's large, quick-heating boiler rapidly warms water for espresso and its steam wand froths milk for lattes and cappuccino. The machine's sleek styling makes it an attractive addition to your countertop, and at only 9-inches wide, the machine won't take up too much space.
A Sleek and Powerful Machine
The Rancilio Silvia V4 body is constructed with black-painted iron, and its exterior includes a satin stainless steel finish for a sleek and easy-to clean surface. A fully-removable drip tray underneath the Silvia's work area makes for mess-free cleanup. A cup rail on top of the machine warms up to six espresso cups using the passive heat from the unit's boiler.
The Rancilio Silvia's high capacity makes it perfect for a morning fix or for entertaining guests on the weekends. A 10-oz. (0.31-liter) boiler with a 950-watt element heats water quickly for brewing, steaming, and frothing. The boiler is supplied by a generous 2-liter water tank, and an indicator light lets you know when the boiler has preheated to the desired brewing temperature.
Steam is provided from an articulating steam wand that swivels in all directions to fit a variety of containers. You're able to select the precise amount of steam you want with the ergonomic steam valve knob. That same wand provides a source for hot water you can use for tea and hot cocoa.
The Silvia espresso machine's easy-to-use controls consist of three independent switches for coffee, hot water, and steam. Simply select the function you'd like to use and the machine will automatically ready itself for that purpose. A front-mounted power switch helps conserve energy by letting you provide electricity to the unit only when you're using it.
The Included Accessories
The Rancilio Silvia espresso machine includes all the accessories you need to get started brewing right out of the box:
- One filter holder with ergonomic handle and spout that can dispense into one or two cups.
- One standard filter for brewing a single shot of espresso.
- One two-dose filter for brewing a double shot of espresso.
- A measuring scoop for the perfect portion of coffee.
- A tamper for packing grinds into the filter.
Available separately is a pod adapter kit that converts the Rancilio Silvia V4 grouphead to be used with pre-portioned espresso pods.