26points

Rancilio Silvia

70points

Rocket Espresso Plus V2

Rancilio Silvia
Comparison winner
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43 facts in comparison

Rancilio Silvia vs Rocket Espresso Plus V2

Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2

Why is Rancilio Silvia better than Rocket Espresso Plus V2?

  • Has integrated filter
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  • 9kg lighter
    ?

    14kgvs23000g
  • Has a removable water tank
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  • 135mm thinner
    ?

    290mmvs425mm
  • 40mm shorter
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    340mmvs380mm
  • 56.52% less body volume
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    23171cm³vs53295cm³
  • 95mm narrower
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    235mmvs330mm

Why is Rocket Espresso Plus V2 better than Rancilio Silvia?

  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has a commercial steam wand
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  • Has a pre-infusion function
    ?
  • Uses E61 brew group
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  • Uses E61 group head
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  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
    ?
  • Has a rotary vane pump
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  • Has anti-burn steam wand
    ?

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 (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 HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silv...Rancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine/Rocky Grinder
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$140
Rancilio Silvia amazonRancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating ...Rancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating Element
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$100
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General info

1.weight

14kg

23kg

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rancilio Silvia)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rocket Espresso Plus V2)

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

290mm

425mm

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rancilio Silvia)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rocket Espresso Plus V2)

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

340mm

380mm

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

23171cm³

53295cm³

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

235mm

330mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Uses ground coffee
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
8.bean hopper capacity

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rancilio Silvia)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rocket Espresso Plus V2)

A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.
9.Has a display
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
4.Has integrated filter
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has dry puck feature
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Has sleep mode
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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.
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
Rancilio Silvia
Rocket Espresso Plus V2
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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rancilio Silvia)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rocket Espresso Plus V2)

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

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 HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silv...Rancilio HSD-BS50 Base for Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine/Rocky Grinder
amazon logo
$140
Rancilio Silvia amazonRancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating ...Rancilio Silvia Stainless Steel Heating Element
amazon logo
$100

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