This beautiful stainless steel base makes a perfect companion to the Rancilio Silvia and Rocky Coffee Grinder, and is constructed of the same heavy brushed stainless steel. It contains two steel drawers, one acting as a knockbox with a sturdy, hardwood knock-bar for disposing of spent coffee "pucks" (the drawers are interchangeable). The second is for storing accessories such as backflush filters, group brush and extra portafilter baskets.
One advantage of placing the Silvia (or any other espresso machine) on the base - you gain an additional 2.5 inches between the tip of the steam wand and the counter top. This is handy if you use commercial sized 1 litre steaming pitchers such as our 32 oz. (1 litre) steaming pitcher.