54points

Gaggia Classic

13points

Rancilio Silvia

Gaggia Classic
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15 facts in comparison

Gaggia Classic vs Rancilio Silvia

Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia

Why is Gaggia Classic better than Rancilio Silvia?

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

    9.07kgvs14000g
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
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  • 48.7mm thinner
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    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

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 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 Silvia M V6 Espresso Machine - ...Rancilio Silvia M V6 Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel (Black)
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$795.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonRancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo...Rancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo (Silver, Doserless)
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$1,112.00
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 Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo...Rancilio Silvia M V6 and Rocky Bar Combo (Silver, Doserless with Base)
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$1,234.00
Rancilio Silvia AmazonBreville BES500BSS Bambino Plus Espresso...Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$499.95
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 Espresso Machine - 4 Pie...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine - 4 Piece OEM Group Repair Kit
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$22.89

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.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.
3.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.
4.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.
5.width

203.2mm

235mm

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

360.7mm

340mm

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

Components

1.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.
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 cup warmer
Gaggia Classic
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.

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 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.
3.Has a removable water tank
Gaggia Classic
Rancilio Silvia
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
4.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.

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.

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.

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