48points

DeLonghi EC 860

58points

Rancilio Silvia V3

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DeLonghi EC 860 vs Rancilio Silvia V3

DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3

Why is DeLonghi EC 860 better than Rancilio Silvia V3?

  • Indicates when drip tray is full
    ?
  • 7.2kg lighter
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    6.8kgvs14000g
  • Has sleep mode
    ?
  • 4 more programmable buttons
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    4vs0
  • Has a pre-infusion function
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  • 35mm shorter
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    305mmvs340mm

Why is Rancilio Silvia V3 better than DeLonghi EC 860?

  • Has a 3-way valve
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  • Has a commercial steam wand
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  • Has dry puck feature
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  • Has a 58mm portafilter
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  • 2.18x larger water tank
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    2.18lvs1l
  • 20mm thinner
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    290mmvs310mm
  • 8.56% less body volume
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    23171cm³vs25339.4cm³
  • 33mm narrower
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    235mmvs268mm

Price comparison

DeLonghi EC 860

ProductStorePrice
DeLonghi EC 860 AmazonDeLonghi EC860 De'Longhi Espresso Maker,...DeLonghi EC860 De'Longhi Espresso Maker, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$275.00

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.weight

6.8kg

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.warranty period

2

2

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

310mm

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

25339.4cm³

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
DeLonghi EC 860
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

268mm

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
DeLonghi EC 860
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
DeLonghi EC 860
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 58mm portafilter
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
4.Has a display
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
5.Has cup warmer
DeLonghi EC 860
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
DeLonghi EC 860
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
DeLonghi EC 860
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
DeLonghi EC 860
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 a hot water outlet
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
4.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has direct water connection
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
6.water tank capacity

1l

2.18l

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

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
DeLonghi EC 860
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
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi EC 860
Rancilio Silvia V3
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
DeLonghi EC 860
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.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
3.programmable buttons

4

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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.
4.Has a shot timer
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
5.Has a pre-infusion function
DeLonghi EC 860
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.

Price comparison

DeLonghi EC 860

ProductStorePrice
DeLonghi EC 860 AmazonDeLonghi EC860 De'Longhi Espresso Maker,...DeLonghi EC860 De'Longhi Espresso Maker, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$275.00

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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