44points

La Marzocco GS3

53points

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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32 facts in comparison

La Marzocco GS3 vs La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi?

  • Has a pre-infusion function
    ?
  • Has sleep mode
    ?
  • Has a shot timer
    ?
  • 1.05l larger boiler
    ?

    1.5lvs0.45l
  • Has a display
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  • 12.6mm narrower
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    406.4mmvs419mm
  • 31.4mm shorter
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    355.6mmvs387mm

Why is La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi better than La Marzocco GS3?

  • Has a 3-way valve
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  • Has dry puck feature
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  • 12.7kg lighter
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    20.41kgvs33112g
  • 1711 more watts per litre
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    2777vs1066
  • 114.4mm thinner
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    419mmvs533.4mm
  • 11.86% less body volume
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    67942.11cm³vs77084.749056cm³

Price comparison

La Marzocco GS3

Buy used:

$2,499.00

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La Marzocco GS3 AmazonQuick Mill Quickmill New QM67 Dual Boile...Quick Mill Quickmill New QM67 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
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$2,295.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso ...Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$799.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonDe'Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machin...De'Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machine with Sensor Grinder, Dual Heating System, Advanced Latte System & Hot Water Spout for Americano Coffee or Tea, Stainless Steel, EC9335M
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$794.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonQuick Mill Anita EVO Espresso Machine
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$1,695.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonIMS Nanotec Precision Shower Screen For ...IMS Nanotec Precision Shower Screen For La Marzocco - MA 200 NT
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$38.99
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Large, Stainless Steel
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$699.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Marzocco Group Head Preventative Main...La Marzocco Group Head Preventative Maintenance PM Part Kit
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$42.79
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espr...Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
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$199.99
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Marzocco GS3 & Linea Mini Group Head ...La Marzocco GS3 & Linea Mini Group Head Preventative Maintenance 6 Month
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$23.70

General info

1.weight

33.11kg

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

533.4mm

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.
5.volume

77084.75cm³

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.width

406.4mm

419mm

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

Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
La Marzocco GS3
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
La Marzocco GS3
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
La Marzocco GS3
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 rotary vane pump
La Marzocco GS3
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.
5.Has an integrated grinder
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
6.Has cup warmer
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
La Marzocco GS3
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 PID controller
La Marzocco GS3
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.
3.Has integrated filter
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has direct water connection
La Marzocco GS3
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 hot water outlet
La Marzocco GS3
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.
6.boiler size

1.5l

0.45l

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

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
La Marzocco GS3
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.
4.Has sleep mode
La Marzocco GS3
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
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
La Marzocco GS3
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.Can brew and steam simultaneously
La Marzocco GS3
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.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
La Marzocco GS3
La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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.
5.Has a shot timer
La Marzocco GS3
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.

Price comparison

La Marzocco GS3

Buy used:

$2,499.00

ProductStorePrice
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonQuick Mill Quickmill New QM67 Dual Boile...Quick Mill Quickmill New QM67 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
Amazon logo
$2,295.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso ...Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$799.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonDe'Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machin...De'Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machine with Sensor Grinder, Dual Heating System, Advanced Latte System & Hot Water Spout for Americano Coffee or Tea, Stainless Steel, EC9335M
Amazon logo
$794.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonQuick Mill Anita EVO Espresso Machine
Amazon logo
$1,695.00
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonIMS Nanotec Precision Shower Screen For ...IMS Nanotec Precision Shower Screen For La Marzocco - MA 200 NT
Amazon logo
$38.99
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Large, Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$699.95
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Marzocco Group Head Preventative Main...La Marzocco Group Head Preventative Maintenance PM Part Kit
Amazon logo
$42.79
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espr...Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
Amazon logo
$199.99
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Marzocco GS3 & Linea Mini Group Head ...La Marzocco GS3 & Linea Mini Group Head Preventative Maintenance 6 Month
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$23.70

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