47points

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

13points

Rancilio Silvia

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi vs Rancilio Silvia

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia

Why is La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi better than Rancilio Silvia?

  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
    ?
  • 2 more programmable buttons
    ?

    2vs0
  • Has a rotary vane pump
    ?
  • 0.15l larger boiler
    ?

    0.45lvs0.3l

Why is Rancilio Silvia better than La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi?

  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • 6.41kg lighter
    ?

    14kgvs20412g
  • Has a removable water tank
    ?
  • 129mm thinner
    ?

    290mmvs419mm
  • 47mm shorter
    ?

    340mmvs387mm
  • 184mm narrower
    ?

    235mmvs419mm
  • 65.9% less body volume
    ?

    23171cm³vs67942.107cm³

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 HSD-ROC-SS Rocky Espresso Coffe...Rancilio HSD-ROC-SS Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder with Doser Chamber
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$388.00

General info

1.weight

20.41kg

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

419mm

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.height

387mm

340mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.Uses ground coffee
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
5.width

419mm

235mm

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

67942.11cm³

23171cm³

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

Components

1.Has a steam wand
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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 pressure gauge
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
3.Has a 58mm portafilter
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
4.Has a rotary vane pump
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
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.
5.Has an integrated grinder
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
6.Has cup warmer
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Has PID controller
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
4.Has a hot water outlet
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
5.Has a removable water tank
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
6.boiler size

0.45l

0.3l

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

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has dry puck feature
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
3.Has cleaning alert
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
4.Has sleep mode
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Rancilio Silvia
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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 shot timer
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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

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.

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