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Gaggia Classic Evo Pro VS Rancilio Silvia V6

Gaggia Classic Evo Pro VS Rancilio Silvia V6

Gaggia Classic Evo Pro:

Following the introduction of the Gaggia Classic Evo Pro in 2023, its debut from its' predecessor, the Gaggia Classic Pro, the reviews have been consistently positive. It continues to have the build quality, consistency and simplicity that has allowed it to continue to sell rampantly 30 years after the release of the first ever model.

Most of the upgrades or changes have revolved around environmental impacts. Despite the lack of additions to coffee machine itself, those changes have inherent improvements to its' maintenance. If you want a proper look into those changes click here! This article is reserved for the competition between the Classic Evo Pro and Silvia V6.

The Gaggia Evo Pro still stands towards the top of the entry level semi-automatic coffee machines. It still retains that long lineage of reliability and consistency that Gaggia has to offer since their genesis in the 1900s.


Gaggia Evo Pro Stainless Steel Oblique

RRP: $999

Best Suited Consumer:

The Gaggia Evo Pro is really just a no nonsense espresso machine. In a way, the Evo Pro is a great vessel to train the up-and-coming home barista. This rings as one of the most reliable espresso machines on the market since its' introduction decades ago.

 Gaggia Evo Pro milk steaming


Rancilio Silvia V6:

On the other hand, the Rancilio Silvia V6 is a benchmark for espresso purists. Renowned for its robust build and professional-grade components, the Silvia model itself has been out for just over 20 years and caters to espresso aficionados. Its' industrial design and heavy-duty construction make it a top choice for those who prioritize durability and craftsmanship.

Rancilio Silvia V6 oblique ViewRRP: $1,399

Best Suited Consumer:

The Silvia V6 appeals to beginners and intermediate users who crave quality espresso without the complexity of overly intricate machinery. It’s perfect for households desiring a reliable, easy-to-use machine that can consistently produce good shots with minimal fuss.

The Rancilio Silvia V6 targets espresso connoisseurs. It's tailored for users who plan on making a number of coffees throughout the day, depending on which model of the V6 you are looking at. There is the M model and the E model:

  • The E model has an automatic off function after 30minutes of activity
  • The M model will require manual shutoff (just a switch on the front)

Rancilio Silvia V6 tamper into the group head

Specifications Battle: 

Specifications Gaggia Classic Evo Pro Rancilio Silvia V6
RRP $999 $1,399
Heating Element 1400 W 1150 W
Bars of Pressure 15 bars / 9 bars (North America) 15 bars
PID Nil Nil
Steam Wand Stainless steel Articulating Stainless Steel
Water Tank Size Front 2.1L Back 2.1L
Cup Warmer Yes Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm 58mm
Tamper Plastic Steel 58mm tamp
Back Flush Insert Nil Plastic Plug
Boiler Single Single
Boiler Material 0.1L Aluminium 0.3L Brass
Weight 7.3kg 14kg
Dimensions (WxDxH cm) 23 x 24 x 38 23.5 x 29 x 34

Feature Comparisons:

Gaggia Classic Evo Pro:

  • Ease of Use: Designed with simplicity in mind, making it beginner-friendly.
  • Classic Design: Timeless appearance, fitting well in various kitchen aesthetics.
  • Professional Steam Wand: Allows for commercial grade milk frothing
  • Available in multiple colours: blue, red, stainless steel, black, etc
  • Features the pressurised basket allowing for a substantial amount of crema without the need for a professional grade coffee grinder.

Rancilio Silvia V6:

  • Professional Build: Heavy-duty stainless steel construction for durability.
  • Articulating Steam Wand: Provides professional-grade milk frothing capabilities.
  • Allows for the E model that turns off after 30minutes of activity for people who enjoy making coffees throughout the day.
  • Comes with a steel 58mm tamper and a blank shot plastic plug to help with maintenance. No other costs required upon purchasing.
Rancilio Silvia V6 tamping coffee


In essence, the choice between the Gaggia Classic Evo Pro and the Rancilio Silvia V6 boils down to its' features and what you are comfortable paying with a $400 AUD price difference from the recommended retail price. They are both excellent choice for beginners and intermediate users seeking a reliable, user-friendly machine that delivers consistent shots.

The Gaggia Classic Evo Pro is a little more forgiving in creating espressos with their pressurised baskets, but lack the thoughtfulness in regards to accessories. This means that you will need to pick up a proper non-plastic tamp in addition to the machine.

The Rancilio Silvia V6 provides the user an all-in-one experience from the get go with all the necessary accessories included. The Silvia has a fully articulate steam wand to allow for ergonomic milk frothing. Additionally, the Silvia also have another rocker button for a more intuitive experience and allows for constant coffee brewing throughout the day with the E model.

Ultimately, both machines excel in their respective ways. Whether it's the simplicity and reliability of the Gaggia Evo Pro or the thoughtfulness of the Rancilio Silvia V6, both machines offer a gateway to the art of home espresso-making, tailored to different user preferences and skill levels.


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