Rancilio Silva v6 vs rancilio Silva pro x


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Nov 26, 2022
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I’m currently in the process of purchasing my first espresso machine.

I’ve narrowed it down to two options a rancilio v6 that I would fit with auber pid with pre infusion or a rancilio pro x. I am the only coffee drinker in the house and plan on strictly drinking oat milk cortados, americanos, and espresso shots

. I am just curious if a dual boiler machine would be overkill for maximum 2-3 drinks a day. Is it worth an extra $1,000 for a dual boiler system for one person use. I would prefer the process to be as smooth and quick as possible.


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May 11, 2014
Kansas City
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The base Silvia does amazing at pulling shots... where it's 'OK' is the milk frothing. I had a 1st or 2nd gen Silvia which I added a PID and was very happy with it. Now, looking at a current price point of $1200... I think I would spend a bit more and get an HX or double boiler machine. I upgraded to the Rocket Apartmento and would never go back to a single boiler machine. It's rock solid for home use and steams night and day better than my Silvia. Looking at the Pro X price around $2K I probably tend to go with a HX like the Apartment or Quick Mill. Save your self a bit of cash over the dual boiler and for your application would be perfectly fine.