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Thread: Silvia PID Dual Boiler is coming!!!

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    Silvia PID Dual Boiler is coming!!!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Peeka Boo! Look what I have just spotted on Rancilioís website!!


    *** A new Dual Boiler PID Silvia ** 😱😱
    0.3ltr brew and 1ltr steam.
    PID with shot clock
    Separate hot water spout


    The question is.. how much will this go for??? Iíd say atleast $400-500 more than the current model.


    What a compact beast!


    https://www.ranciliogroup.com/rancil...xl/silvia-pro/
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    Meh...

    They're only about 3 years behind The Coffee Machinist. Done well and right!

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    Could make a real dent in the market if they get pricing and performance/durability right.

    My guess is that it will be overpriced and miss the mark.

    Well spotted by the way!
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    Agree with Caffeinator...
    Too little too late given other options that have been available for quite some time.

    Mal.

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    They've probably been losing market share for some time. The key to the Silvia's success in the past was a solid build at a very affordable price. It's Achilles heel was always temperature control and the need to temperature surf to avoid burning the brew. Even just adding a factory PID to the existing Silvia and keeping the price at a very affordable level for entry level buyers would have likely helped Rancilio claw back it's lost market share.

    Introducing a new untested (by the domestic market) dual boiler PID model at what will no doubt be a much higher price and competing against similar established machines from quality manufacturers is optimistic at best.
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    needs a bigger boiler, the temp surfing is a pain

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    Are there any other DBs in that footprint? That might help them a bit. Depending on price though. My prediction is that they will overshoot with pricing and people will be more willing to look to larger footprints to save $$$
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    Yeh I had just happen to stumble across this on Instagram. As others have said, pricing is going to have to be sharp otherwise there are better options already out there. Donít know why however I have a soft spot for Silvias for some reason I had a laugh

    i reckon it will be around $1500 AUD, which is too pricy IMO but given the compact size.
    I wouldnít mind it as a spare holiday machine though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy196 View Post
    As others have said, pricing is going to have to be sharp otherwise there are better options already out there.
    What other options are you thinking of?

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    Should be a good machine but hopefully it doesn't bump the price too much

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    Rancilio have been too slow to react and that has cost them I think. But if they price this model right I can see it being a popular choice given its size.

    I really liked my Silvia but when I went back after using a dual boiler I just couldn't do the temp surfing ritual any more. Also years on loan and in storage were not kind on the old girl and she's currently back on a shelf at the back of a cupboard. Was a pretty solid unit other than the powder coated base which on mine started to rust.

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    Probably a silly question but is dual boiler mainly for steaming milk?



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