La Marzocco GS3
La Marzocco GS3
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La Marzocco GS3: 23 facts and highlights

1. Has a pressure gauge

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.
La Marzocco GS3
31% have it

2. height

355.6mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

3. Has sleep mode

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
La Marzocco GS3
25% have it

4. thickness

533.4mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

5. weight

33.11kg
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg

6. Has PID controller

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.
La Marzocco GS3
22% have it

7. Has a pre-infusion function

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.
La Marzocco GS3
50% have it

8. water tank capacity

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.5l
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l

9. volume

77084.75cm³
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³

10. Can brew and steam simultaneously

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.
La Marzocco GS3
31% have it

11. programmable buttons

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.
2
Delonghi EC 850.M: 5

12. Has a shot clock

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.
La Marzocco GS3
6% have it

13. width

406.4mm
Capresso EC50: 184.15mm

14. Uses ground coffee

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.
La Marzocco GS3

16. Has a rotary vane pump

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.
La Marzocco GS3
16% have it

17. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
La Marzocco GS3
9% have it

18. Has cup warmer

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.
La Marzocco GS3
94% have it

19. watts per litre

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.
1066
Saeco Via Venezia: 3653

20. Has direct water connection

The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
La Marzocco GS3
12% have it

21. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
1
Quick Mill 02820: 2

22. Has a hot water outlet

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
La Marzocco GS3
84% have it

23. Has a steam wand

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
La Marzocco GS3

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