38points

La Marzocco GS3

58points

Rancilio Silvia V3

La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3
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28 facts in comparison

La Marzocco GS3 vs Rancilio Silvia V3

La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than Rancilio Silvia V3?

  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • 2 more programmable buttons
    ?

    2vs0
  • Has a pre-infusion function
    ?
  • Has sleep mode
    ?
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
    ?
  • Has a shot timer
    ?
  • 1.2l larger boiler
    ?

    1.5lvs0.3l

Why is Rancilio Silvia V3 better than La Marzocco GS3?

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

    2vs1
  • 19.11kg lighter
    ?

    14kgvs33112g
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
    ?
  • Has a removable water tank
    ?

Price comparison

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

33.11kg

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

533.4mm

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

77084.75cm³

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
La Marzocco GS3
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

406.4mm

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
La Marzocco GS3
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 pressure gauge
La Marzocco GS3
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.
3.Has a steam wand
La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
La Marzocco GS3
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
La Marzocco GS3
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 a rotary vane pump
La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3
A rotary vane pump is most often found on commercial and high-end consumer machines, and offers much quieter operation compared to the more common, vibratory pump.

Water source

1.Has integrated filter
La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
2.Has PID controller
La Marzocco GS3
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.
3.Has a removable water tank
La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
4.Has a hot water outlet
La Marzocco GS3
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.boiler size

1.5l

0.3l

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

3.5l

2.18l

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

Maintenance

1.Has dry puck feature
La Marzocco GS3
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.
2.Has sleep mode
La Marzocco GS3
Rancilio Silvia V3
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
La Marzocco GS3
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.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.
3.Has a pre-infusion function
La Marzocco GS3
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.
4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
La Marzocco GS3
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.
5.Has a shot timer
La Marzocco GS3
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.

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