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La Marzocco GS3

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La Marzocco GS3 review: specs and price

La Marzocco GS3
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La Marzocco GS3

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
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    2vs0.86
  • Water tank capacity
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    3.5lvs1.82l
  • Boiler size
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    1.5lvs1.14l
  • Volume
    77084.75cm³vs88304.15cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

33.11kg

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

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

1

3.height
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Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

355.6mm

4.thickness
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Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

533.4mm

5.volume
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Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

77084.75cm³

6.Uses ground coffee
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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.

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Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
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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.

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2.Has a steam wand
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It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

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3.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.

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4.Has a rotary vane pump
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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.

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5.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

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Water source

1.Has a hot water outlet
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A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

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2.Has PID controller
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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.

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3.water tank capacity
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With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

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La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

3.5l

4.Has direct water connection
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The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

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

Best

Rocket Espresso Professionale

1.8l

1.5l

Maintenance

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

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Features

1.Has a pre-infusion function
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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.

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2.programmable buttons
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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.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

2

3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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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.

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4.Has a shot timer
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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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