Rancilio Silvia V6 – On/Off Switch Modification

For those who don’t know what the fuss is about, the newer european Rancilio Silvia models (usually referred to as E, such as the older V5 E or the new V6 E) feature an “Universal Energy Saving” device, produced by a company called Gicar. In other words – it’s a power saving feature and it makes sure the device turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity. The stock On/Off switch is a digital one and doesn’t hold it’s On...

Rancilio Silvia V6 – Auber PID Process, Impressions

After struggling to extract some flavours out of some pretty good coffees, i decided it was time to move on from my temperature surfing technique to something more reliable and repeatable. After convincing my fiancée about the idea, i went ahead and ordered a PID controller for the Silvia from Auber. I’ve received the package (from US to Europe) in three working days, which was surprisingly fast. The installation itself took about 1-2 hours as i absolutely didn’t want...