37points

Capresso EC Pro

58points

Rancilio Silvia V3

Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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Capresso EC Pro vs Rancilio Silvia V3

Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3

Why is Capresso EC Pro better than Rancilio Silvia V3?

  • Water tank is transparent
    ?
  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • 8.78kg lighter
    ?

    5.22kgvs14000g
  • 12mm thinner
    ?

    278mmvs290mm
  • 28.89% less body volume
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    16478.73cm³vs23171cm³
  • 32mm narrower
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    203mmvs235mm
  • 48mm shorter
    ?

    292mmvs340mm

Why is Rancilio Silvia V3 better than Capresso EC Pro?

  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
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  • Has integrated filter
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  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
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  • 1.74x larger water tank
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    2.18lvs1.25l

Price comparison

Capresso EC Pro

Buy used:

$249.99

ProductStorePrice
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso Cafe Pro Espresso Maker, 42 oz,...Capresso Cafe Pro Espresso Maker, 42 oz, Silver
Amazon logo
$299.00
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuc...Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100, Black and Stainless
Amazon logo
$123.59
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable ...Capresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable Pump Espresso Machine
Amazon logo
$199.95
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Esp...Capresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50, Black/Stainless
Amazon logo
$96.50
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappucc...Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine with Frother and Pitcher Accessory Bundle (4 Items)
Amazon logo
$169.95
Capresso EC Pro AmazonBreville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso...Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$424.27
Capresso EC Pro AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.94
Capresso EC Pro AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$263.96
Capresso EC Pro AmazonEspresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker with...Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker with Milk Steamer- 15 Bar Pump, 7 Pc All-In-One Barista Bundle Set w/ Built-in Frother (Inc: Coffee Bean Grinder, Milk Frothing Cup, Tamper & 2 Cups), 1350W (Silver)
Amazon logo
$219.99

Rancilio Silvia V3

ProductStorePrice
Rancilio Silvia V3 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

General info

1.warranty period

1

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2.weight

5.22kg

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.
3.thickness

278mm

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.
4.volume

16478.73cm³

23171cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
5.Uses ground coffee
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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.width

203mm

235mm

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

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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 integrated filter
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Has PID controller
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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.
4.Has a hot water outlet
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
6.water tank capacity

1.25l

2.18l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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.
4.programmable buttons

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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.
5.Has a shot timer
Capresso EC Pro
Rancilio Silvia V3
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.

Price comparison

Capresso EC Pro

Buy used:

$249.99

ProductStorePrice
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso Cafe Pro Espresso Maker, 42 oz,...Capresso Cafe Pro Espresso Maker, 42 oz, Silver
Amazon logo
$299.00
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuc...Capresso 116.04 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC100, Black and Stainless
Amazon logo
$123.59
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable ...Capresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable Pump Espresso Machine
Amazon logo
$199.95
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Esp...Capresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50, Black/Stainless
Amazon logo
$96.50
Capresso EC Pro AmazonCapresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappucc...Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine with Frother and Pitcher Accessory Bundle (4 Items)
Amazon logo
$169.95
Capresso EC Pro AmazonBreville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso...Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$424.27
Capresso EC Pro AmazonDe'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC...De'Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso Maker, EC702, Metal
Amazon logo
$219.94
Capresso EC Pro AmazonDe'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Ste...De'Longhi EC680M Espresso, Stainless Steel, Metallic
Amazon logo
$263.96
Capresso EC Pro AmazonEspresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker with...Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker with Milk Steamer- 15 Bar Pump, 7 Pc All-In-One Barista Bundle Set w/ Built-in Frother (Inc: Coffee Bean Grinder, Milk Frothing Cup, Tamper & 2 Cups), 1350W (Silver)
Amazon logo
$219.99

Rancilio Silvia V3

ProductStorePrice
Rancilio Silvia V3 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

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