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La Marzocco GS3

La Marzocco GS3
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La Marzocco GS3 review: specs and price

La Marzocco GS3

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
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    2vs0.86
  • Boiler size
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    1.5lvs1.14l
  • Water tank capacity
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    3.5lvs1.82l

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General info

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

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.
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.
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.
5.height

355.6mm

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

77084.75cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
7.width

406.4mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Uses ground coffee
La Marzocco GS3
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
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.
2.Has a steam wand
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 display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.Has cup warmer
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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.
5.Has a rotary vane pump
La Marzocco GS3
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.

Water source

1.Has PID controller
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.
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
3.Has a hot water outlet
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.
A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has sleep mode
La Marzocco GS3
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

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.
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.
4.Has a shot timer
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.

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