Whilst I love my Rancilio Silvia the one weak spot is the chrome-plated group cover. Unfortunately, despite appearances, it’s made of plastic and the chrome film has a tendency to bubble up and peel off over time.
I use my machine twice a day and this is the second time this has happened. The first time I got a replacement free of charge from the company I bought the machine from. This time though I’ll be picking up the tab.
I’m really hoping that this is something that will be re-considered in future models. If it was made of metal this would last as long as the rest of the machine which is built like a tank.