54points

Gaggia Classic

26points

Rancilio Silvia

Comparison winner
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43 facts in comparison

Gaggia Classic vs Rancilio Silvia

Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia

Why is Gaggia Classic better than Rancilio Silvia?

  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Water tank is transparent
    ?
  • 4.93kg lighter
    ?

    9.07kgvs14000g
  • 48.7mm thinner
    ?

    241.3mmvs290mm
  • 23.67% less body volume
    ?

    17685.9cm³vs23171cm³
  • 31.8mm narrower
    ?

    203.2mmvs235mm

Why is Rancilio Silvia better than Gaggia Classic?

  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • 20.7mm shorter
    ?

    340mmvs360.7mm

Price comparison

Gaggia Classic

ProductStorePrice
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$449
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Classic Steam Valve
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$61
Gaggia Classic AmazonGAGGIA - Gasket Repair KIT Classic, Baby...GAGGIA - Gasket Repair KIT Classic, Baby, Evolution, Twin Espresso Coffee
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$29
Gaggia Classic AmazonCleaning Basket for Gaggia Baby and Gagg...Cleaning Basket for Gaggia Baby and Gaggia Classic
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$17
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia - Brass Shower Holder 57x14mm - W...Gaggia - Brass Shower Holder 57x14mm - WGA16G1002, kit for Gaggia Classic
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$31
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder ...Gaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder with double 14g. pressurized basket (21000491) & Spout
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$56
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Classic water tank Replacement Pa...Gaggia Classic water tank Replacement Part
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$57
Gaggia Classic AmazonBottomless Filterholder - Naked portafil...Bottomless Filterholder - Naked portafilter fits GAGGIA CLASSIC & see list
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$56
Gaggia Classic AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$660
Gaggia Classic AmazonBottomless Portafilter for Gaggia 58mm
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$60

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 (Stainless Steel-Updated 2019 Model)
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$830
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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$830
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine and Roc...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine and Rocky SS Coffee Grinder with Doser Set
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$1,265
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Rubber Feet
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$22
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Old Version Steam Wand
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$21
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio - 38123549 10701685 Silvia Grou...Rancilio - 38123549 10701685 Silvia Group Cover Black
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$34
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia V3 Steam Wand Upgrade Ki...Rancilio Silvia V3 Steam Wand Upgrade Kit - OEM Part
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$110
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Portafilter Spring
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$7.33
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating ...Rancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating Element
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$100
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Boiler Insulation Sleeve...Rancilio Silvia Boiler Insulation Sleeve
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$30

General info

1.weight

9.07kg

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

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

241.3mm

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.watts per litre

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Generally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.
5.height

360.7mm

340mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

17685.9cm³

23171cm³

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

203.2mm

235mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Uses ground coffee
Gaggia Classic
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.

Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
Gaggia Classic
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.
2.Has a 58mm portafilter
Gaggia Classic
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.
3.Has a steam wand
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
4.Has a commercial steam wand
Gaggia Classic
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.
5.Uses E61 brew group
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
6.Uses E61 group head
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.
7.Has an integrated grinder
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
8.bean hopper capacity

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A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.
9.Has a display
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Gaggia Classic
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
Gaggia Classic
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 a removable water tank
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
4.Has integrated filter
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
5.Has direct water connection
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
6.Has a hot water outlet
Gaggia Classic
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.
7.water tank capacity

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

2.18l

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

0.3l

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

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

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Gaggia Classic
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
Gaggia Classic
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.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Gaggia Classic
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.
4.programmable buttons

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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.
5.Has a shot timer
Gaggia Classic
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.
6.number of grind settings

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A higher number of grind settings gives you more flexibility when choosing the fineness of your ground coffee. The particle size is important as a grind which is too coarse can produce weak tasting espresso, whereas a grind which is too fine can lead to a bitter taste.

Price comparison

Gaggia Classic

ProductStorePrice
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$449
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Classic Steam Valve
Amazon logo
$61
Gaggia Classic AmazonGAGGIA - Gasket Repair KIT Classic, Baby...GAGGIA - Gasket Repair KIT Classic, Baby, Evolution, Twin Espresso Coffee
Amazon logo
$29
Gaggia Classic AmazonCleaning Basket for Gaggia Baby and Gagg...Cleaning Basket for Gaggia Baby and Gaggia Classic
Amazon logo
$17
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia - Brass Shower Holder 57x14mm - W...Gaggia - Brass Shower Holder 57x14mm - WGA16G1002, kit for Gaggia Classic
Amazon logo
$31
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder ...Gaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder with double 14g. pressurized basket (21000491) & Spout
Amazon logo
$56
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Classic water tank Replacement Pa...Gaggia Classic water tank Replacement Part
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$57
Gaggia Classic AmazonBottomless Filterholder - Naked portafil...Bottomless Filterholder - Naked portafilter fits GAGGIA CLASSIC & see list
Amazon logo
$56
Gaggia Classic AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$660
Gaggia Classic AmazonBottomless Portafilter for Gaggia 58mm
Amazon logo
$60

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 (Stainless Steel-Updated 2019 Model)
Amazon logo
$830
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
$830
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine and Roc...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine and Rocky SS Coffee Grinder with Doser Set
Amazon logo
$1,265
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Rubber Feet
Amazon logo
$22
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Old Version Steam Wand
Amazon logo
$21
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio - 38123549 10701685 Silvia Grou...Rancilio - 38123549 10701685 Silvia Group Cover Black
Amazon logo
$34
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia V3 Steam Wand Upgrade Ki...Rancilio Silvia V3 Steam Wand Upgrade Kit - OEM Part
Amazon logo
$110
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Portafilter Spring
Amazon logo
$7.33
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating ...Rancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating Element
Amazon logo
$100
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia Boiler Insulation Sleeve...Rancilio Silvia Boiler Insulation Sleeve
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$30

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