18points

Capresso EC100

53points

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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Capresso EC100 vs La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

Why is Capresso EC100 better than La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi?

  • Water tank is transparent
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  • 16.33kg lighter
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    4.08kgvs20412g
  • Has a removable water tank
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  • 158.65mm thinner
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    260.35mmvs419mm
  • 88.55mm shorter
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    298.45mmvs387mm
  • 76.05% less body volume
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    16282.34cm³vs67942.107cm³
  • 209.45mm narrower
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    209.55mmvs419mm

Why is La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi better than Capresso EC100?

  • Has a 3-way valve
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  • Has a pressure gauge
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  • Has dry puck feature
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  • Has PID controller
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  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
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  • Has direct water connection
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  • Has a hot water outlet
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  • 2 more programmable buttons
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    2vs0

Price comparison

General info

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2.weight

4.08kg

20.41kg

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.
3.thickness

260.35mm

419mm

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.
4.height

298.45mm

387mm

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

16282.34cm³

67942.11cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.Uses ground coffee
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
2.Has a steam wand
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a 58mm portafilter
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
4.Has a display
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
5.Has a rotary vane pump
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
A rotary vane pump is most often found on commercial and high-end consumer machines, and offers much quieter operation compared to the more common, vibratory pump.
6.Has anti-burn steam wand
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
Steam wands are a fairly common source of burns when using espresso machines. An anti-burn steam wand has a lining inside that prevents the wand from getting scalding hot.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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 integrated filter
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Has PID controller
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
4.Has direct water connection
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
5.Has a removable water tank
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
6.Has a hot water outlet
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has dry puck feature
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
3.Has cleaning alert
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
4.Has sleep mode
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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 shot timer
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Capresso EC100
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
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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