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  • Rancilio V5 2016 Edition

    Hello Everyone,

    Has anyone purchased the new Rancilio V5 2016 Edition?

    I have read up on the latest changes, however I have not seen any reviews or new PID's installed into the machine?

    There are a few online retailers in Australia selling these machines.

    Thoughts?

  • #2
    We've bought a whole bunch of them

    Rancilio Silvia M V5

    The only changes on the V4 - boiler insulation and a new arrangement for the power/element lights. Our PID installs shouldn't be affected, I can't comment on other kits,

    charlie
    Last edited by JetBlack_Espresso; 2 March 2016, 01:14 PM.

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    • #3
      Hello
      I have a V3 (with a V4 boiler, the V3 boiler blew up after 5 years)

      I have a Rancilio Bottomless/Naked portafiler and also a Synesso double basket.

      Will this portafiler and existing Rancilio baskets fit into the latest 2016 V5 Silvia ??

      thanks

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      • #4
        One more question - what advantages does the V5 boiler insulation provide over existing V3 and V4 ??

        I do *not* steam milk, I make double espresso and double ristretto coffees exclusively (if it helps to answer my questions)

        I have had my V3 since ~2009, I am wondering if it is worth buying a V5, given neither one has the PID anyhow.

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        • #5
          Yes your PF and baskets will fit. With the boiler insulation, you *may* save a few cents in electricity.

          charlie

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          • #6
            Is the insulation integral on the new boiler, or is it wrapped around? FIL has a Silvia v3 that has a cracked element. Wanting to replace it with a v4 or v5 boiler to simplify anything further (this is his third element, keeps forgetting to turn the steam switch off, im putting a timer and beeper in this time.)

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            • #7
              The insulation is wrapped around the boiler.

              charlie

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              • #8
                Cool. Is the boiler available as a spare? Also is the insulation available as a spare too? Might be worth popping one on our machine.

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                • #9
                  Hey Guys, sorry to Hijack - but would you recommend this machine over the LeLit PL41LEM?

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                  • #10
                    They are quite similar in potential performance, probably more down to aesthetics/price that appeals to you.

                    Cheers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ggodwin87 View Post
                      Hey Guys, sorry to Hijack - but would you recommend this machine over the LeLit PL41LEM?
                      Here is a relevant thread:

                      http://coffeesnobs.com.au/brewing-eq...tml#post559493

                      charlie

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                      • #12
                        Would It be money better spent to buy a V4 with a PID rather more wizbangery on the V5?
                        cheers
                        michael

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                        • #13
                          For the same money? Yes, assuming the V4 is in good condition. But whatever you do, don't buy a V5 "E". They are designed to go cold after being on for 30 minutes. Not a great feature on a machine that takes 30+ minutes to heat up properly ... Go for the V5 "M" instead which is essentially a V4 with a different power light.

                          charlie

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