Summary: I like this OEM portafilter because it gives you the ability to switch to larger filter baskets. I'm currently using a VST 15g ridged filter basket, and am looking into the 20g. The portafilter creates a good seal with the group head, and does not appear to leak.
Summary: This made a huge difference for me. It is a helpful tool to diagnose the uniformity of your puck. Also, it is important to note that it comes with a different basket than the double-spout portafilter that ships with the Silvia (22 grams vs. 18 grams).
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7 May 2013
Summary: , I bought this machine to use in Saudi Arabiait is an excellent very steady machine you don't want to buy a machine that you cannot depend on a rancilio. is a very good machine that you can depend on
Summary: The beauty of the Silvia is in its simplicity. Works great stock, but because it's so simple you can easily mod it and make it better. Pids, pressure gauges, pumps. Plus, because the Silvia is so popular it has been endlessly documented online, making mods even easier.