26 Jan '15, 12am

Rancilio Silvia, Michael-Christian Bach #coffee #caffeine

Most of the time, this makes a very good shot. It produced good shots more reliably than the Gaggias, Saecos, Solises and Krups we've had. But as I said, it's finicky. The exact coffee, ground exactly the same, tamped the same can produce wildly different results on different days. There's also no backflush for easy cleaning. We kept it as clean as we could, regularly descaled it, but after almost five years of use (four double shots and two lattes' worth of milk steamed almost every day), it's dead. Yes, that's a lot cheaper than buying espressos out, but for the price we expected much better durability. Shipping to Toronto will cost $40, it'll be $40 to diagnose it, then the repairs and return shipping, and we're looking at, I would guess, close to $400 (if its the boiler, for example). After this, I couldn't recommend it. Unfortunately, where we live we have no reliable...

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