88points

Breville Dual Boiler

38points

La Marzocco GS3

Breville Dual Boiler
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Breville Dual Boiler vs La Marzocco GS3

Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3

Why is Breville Dual Boiler better than La Marzocco GS3?

  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • Water tank is transparent
    ?
  • 15.88kg lighter
    ?

    17.24kgvs33112g
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
    ?
  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • Has a removable water tank
    ?

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than Breville Dual Boiler?

  • Has a hot water outlet
    ?
  • Has sleep mode
    ?
  • 0.55l larger boiler
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    1.5lvs0.95l
  • 13 more watts per litre
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    1066vs1053
  • 40% larger water tank
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    3.5lvs2.5l
  • Has direct water connection
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  • Has a rotary vane pump
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  • 25.4mm shorter
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    355.6mmvs381mm

Price comparison

Breville Dual Boiler

ProductStorePrice
Breville Dual Boiler AmazonBreville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso M...Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$1,499.00

La Marzocco GS3

ProductStorePrice
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Large, Stainless Steel
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$599.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonUrnex Cafiza Professional Espresso Machi...Urnex Cafiza Professional Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder 566 Grams - 3 Pack
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$32.25
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espr...Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
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$207.83
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso ...Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$699.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES990BSS Oracle Touch Fully Au...Breville BES990BSS Oracle Touch Fully Automatic Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$2,499.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonQuick Mill Quickmill New QM67 Dual Boile...Quick Mill Quickmill New QM67 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
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$2,195.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonQuick Mill Anita EVO Espresso Machine
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$1,595.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Pavoni PA-1200 Coffee Press, Silver
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$774.34
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Pavoni Bar-Star 2V-R 2-Group Volumetr...La Pavoni Bar-Star 2V-R 2-Group Volumetric Commercial Espresso Machine, 14L Boiler Water Capacity, Red
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$7,262.83
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Pavoni BAR-T 2V-R Commercial 2 Group ...La Pavoni BAR-T 2V-R Commercial 2 Group Volumetric Espresso Machine, Red, 14L Boiler Water Capacity, Electronic Automatic Water Level
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$6,895.00

General info

1.weight

17.24kg

33.11kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3.watts per litre

1053

1066

Generally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.
4.thickness

368mm

533.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

381mm

406.4mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

381mm

355.6mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
2.Has a steam wand
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a pressure gauge
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
5.Has cup warmer
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
6.Has a display
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
2.Has PID controller
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
3.Has integrated filter
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a removable water tank
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has a hot water outlet
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
6.boiler size

0.95l

1.5l

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has cleaning alert
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
2.Has sleep mode
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Has a pre-infusion function
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
3.Has a shot timer
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
4.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Breville Dual Boiler
La Marzocco GS3
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
5.programmable buttons

2

2

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

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