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  • Hi I am also new here - Upgrade (Silvia?) questions

    I have just been given permission to upgrade to a proper coffee machine from a nespresso pod machine. This allows me to change my status from lurker dreaming of better days to someone doing something about it.

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    I should also add I am looking to start with (as so many do) with a Silvia. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    • #3
      Also with a Rocky grinder...
      But open to suggestions.

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      • #4
        Just do it and see what happens

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        • #5
          Have done it! Waiting for eBay to send grinder. Coffee machine purchased from CSer. (Thanks Dave)

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          • #6
            You won't look back they are a brilliant entry level machine producing great coffee as long as paired with good grinder and fresh beans (insert NO supermarket beans). Looked after this machine will last u a looonnng time... well as long as upgradeitis don't get you!!

            Enjoy the journey!! Do yourself a favour search here for temperature surfing (or YouTube)
            Will improve ur coffees a lot too!

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            • #7
              Hi. I've had a Silvia and Rocky combo for about 5 years. I had the Sylvia fitted with a PID, which controls the brew temp and also the steam temp.
              In MOP the PID is just about essential.
              I purchased mine from JetBlack Espresso in Neutral Bay.
              I really know my way around this equipment and find it very easy to maintain. Descaling of Silvia and dismantling the Rocky for deep-cleaning is a breeze.
              The PID is A Watlow SD and is easy to calibrate to get the optimum temperature at the portafilter.
              Good luck

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              • #8
                Coffee starting to come good. An unhealthy obsession with coffee you tube vids is paying off. A PID would be nice, just cannot afford it at the moment. Anyway is am enjoying the process...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PeaBrainPete View Post
                  Coffee starting to come good. An unhealthy obsession with coffee you tube vids is paying off. A PID would be nice, just cannot afford it at the moment. Anyway is am enjoying the process...
                  Coffee is never an unhealty obsession Pete!!

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