Post By Spider
[MELB] - Rancilio Silvia V3 + PID
Selling my Silvia V3 due to upgrading some months back. I am the second owner and have had the machine for about 9 months. Machine was serviced in August last year by the previous owner.
Machine is fitted with a Watlow PID which has been installed behind the backplate and thus not visible in the pictures.
The PID provides stable brewing temperature and also more powerful steaming. When I first got the machine I had plans to relocate the PID to the outside so that I could use it easily, but after playing around with the temperatures I settled back on the recommended setting and never touched it again. I appreciated the PID hidden away so that the machine looks as "clean" as possible.
- Rancilio Portafilter
- Standard single basket
- La Marzocco double basket
Backflushed after every use and chemically flushed weekly.
Looking for $550 - Pickup in Croydon area Melbourne.
Last edited by dbun; 9th July 2018 at 02:11 PM.
Hi, I have sent you a PM. Just want to know how old it was when you bought it?
I may be interested in this. PM sent.
Hey, my old machine....I still have fond memories of her...she is 90% of the Rocket Evo that I bought for $3500...
I was talking to a guy last weekend about machines and I still think this (with the PID) is just sensational performance for the money!!!!
This machine, some barista training, a great grinder and some decent scales....DONE!
Yep, she's a great machine indeed!
Only reason for upgrading was due to the fact we entertain a lot and making multiple drinks in a row was tedious on the Silvia.
Quality of the espresso and milk texture is definitely up there and paired with a good grinder and some practice will produce excellent coffees.
I'd say 6 years....however....1 coffee per day for 5 of them...constant backflushing and cleaning and went to Coffee-a-roma for regular servicing (they replace all seals as due course)...and the last service was done just prior to sale to ensure she was perfect....so immaculate condition
Originally Posted by RhubarbJones