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Rancilio Silvia
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  
Price $735 List
$735 at Amazon
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$599.99 at Amazon
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$699.95 at Amazon
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$450 List
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Pros Great taste, allows for endless experimentationExcellent espresso, achieves near-perfect microfoam in its steamed milk, relatively easy to use for a semi-automatic machineGreat taste, cafe quality lattes and cappuccinosGreat taste, exceptional lattes and cappuccinos, mostly automated milk steamingGreat taste, great milk steaming
Cons Expensive, requires skill to use effectively, no built-in grinderExpensive, requires more effort/practice than fully-automatic machinesExpensive, requires some effort and a learning curveExpensive, no built-in grinderHas a learning curve, no pressure gauge to help beginners, no grinder
Bottom Line Makes top notch espresso if you're experienced at manually pulling shots, but this machine may flummox beginnersA cafe-quality machine that manages to still be friendly towards beginner baristasIf you don't mind a little learning curve and elbow grease, this is the best espresso you can make at homeAn excellent choice for those trying to recreate cafe drinks at home, especially if you already have an espresso-quality grinderAn excellent machine if your familiar with the process of manual brewing, and already have a high-quality grinder
Rating Categories Rancilio Silvia Calphalon Temp IQ Breville Barista... Breville Bambino... Breville Duo Temp...
Taste (40%)
9
9
9
9
9
Ease Of Use (30%)
4
7
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6
Ease Of Cleaning (15%)
4
7
6
6
6
Milk Steaming (15%)
9
9
9
8
9
Specs Rancilio Silvia Calphalon Temp IQ Breville Barista... Breville Bambino... Breville Duo Temp...
Dimensions 9.2" x 11.4" x 13.4" 5.6" x 14.5" x 17.3" 13.2" x 12.5" x 16" 7.7" x 12.6" x 12.2" 15.5" x 13.3" x 17.6"
Warranty 1 Year Limited 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Milk Frother Steam Wand Steam Wand Steam Wand Automatic Steam Wand Steam Wand
Water Tank Capacity 68 oz 94 oz 67 oz 65 oz 61 oz
Cost per Shot $0.49 $0.45 $0.47 $0.47 $0.47
Lifetime Cost per Shot $0.78 $0.70 $0.72 $0.72 $0.64
Cost per Latte $0.78 $0.73 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75
Straight Shot - Percentage cost vs. Cafe 16% 15% 16% 16% 16%
Latte - Percentage Cost vs. Cafe 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Number of Cafe Replacement Shots to Make p list price 273 235 237 237 158
Number of Cafe replacement lattes to make up list price 162 141 141 141 94
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