95points

Breville Infuser

13points

Rancilio Silvia

Breville Infuser
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31 facts in comparison

Breville Infuser vs Rancilio Silvia

Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia

Why is Breville Infuser better than Rancilio Silvia?

  • Indicates when drip tray is full
    ?
  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Has a pressure gauge
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  • 6.29kg lighter
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    7.71kgvs14000g
  • Has PID controller
    ?

Why is Rancilio Silvia better than Breville Infuser?

  • 45mm thinner
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    290mmvs335mm
  • 21.11% larger water tank
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    2.18lvs1.8l
  • 24mm narrower
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    235mmvs259mm
  • 15.76% less body volume
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    23171cm³vs27504.505cm³

Price comparison

Rancilio Silvia

ProductStorePrice
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Ir...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panels, 11.4 by 13.4-Inch
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$735.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$449.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V6 Espresso Machine - ...Rancilio Silvia M V6 Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel (Black)
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$795.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder
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$377.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V5 Espresso Machine - ...Rancilio Silvia M V5 Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel (Black)
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$795.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silv...Rancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine/Rocky Grinder
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$120.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo...Rancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo (Stainless Steel, Doser)
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$1,123.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio HSD-ROC-SS Rocky Espresso Coffe...Rancilio HSD-ROC-SS Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder with Doser Chamber
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$388.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonBreville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso...Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
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$439.56
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio 10705169 Silvia 08 Steam Cock, ...Rancilio 10705169 Silvia 08 Steam Cock, Complete
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$73.45

General info

1.weight

7.71kg

14kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

335mm

290mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.width

259mm

235mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

317mm

340mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Uses ground coffee
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
6.volume

27504.51cm³

23171cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
2.Has a steam wand
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a pressure gauge
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
5.Has cup warmer
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
6.Has an integrated grinder
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
2.Has PID controller
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
3.Has integrated filter
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a hot water outlet
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
5.Has a removable water tank
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
6.Has direct water connection
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
4.Has sleep mode
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Has a pre-infusion function
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
3.Has a shot timer
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Breville Infuser
Rancilio Silvia
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
5.programmable buttons

2

0

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

Price comparison

Rancilio Silvia

ProductStorePrice
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Ir...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panels, 11.4 by 13.4-Inch
Amazon logo
$735.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$449.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V6 Espresso Machine - ...Rancilio Silvia M V6 Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel (Black)
Amazon logo
$795.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder
Amazon logo
$377.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V5 Espresso Machine - ...Rancilio Silvia M V5 Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel (Black)
Amazon logo
$795.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silv...Rancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine/Rocky Grinder
Amazon logo
$120.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo...Rancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo (Stainless Steel, Doser)
Amazon logo
$1,123.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio HSD-ROC-SS Rocky Espresso Coffe...Rancilio HSD-ROC-SS Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder with Doser Chamber
Amazon logo
$388.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonBreville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso...Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$439.56
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio 10705169 Silvia 08 Steam Cock, ...Rancilio 10705169 Silvia 08 Steam Cock, Complete
Amazon logo
$73.45

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