61points

La Marzocco GS3

85points

Rocket Espresso Professionale

La Marzocco GS3
Comparison winner
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43 facts in comparison

La Marzocco GS3 vs Rocket Espresso Professionale

La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than Rocket Espresso Professionale?

  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • Has a display
    ?
  • Has sleep mode
    ?
  • 2 more programmable buttons
    ?

    2vs0
  • Has a shot timer
    ?
  • 50 more watts per litre
    ?

    1066vs1016
  • 34.4mm shorter
    ?

    355.6mmvs390mm

Why is Rocket Espresso Professionale better than La Marzocco GS3?

  • Has a 58mm portafilter
    ?
  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • 5.31kg lighter
    ?

    27.8kgvs33112g
  • Uses E61 brew group
    ?
  • Uses E61 group head
    ?
  • 108.4mm thinner
    ?

    425mmvs533.4mm
  • Has anti-burn steam wand
    ?

Price comparison

La Marzocco GS3

ProductStorePrice
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$660
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
$799
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BWD600SIL Sommelier Electric De...Breville BWD600SIL Sommelier Electric Decanter, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$500
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Pavoni PC-16 Professional Espresso Ma...La Pavoni PC-16 Professional Espresso Machine, Chrome
Amazon logo
$1,132
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES880BSS Barista Touch Espress...Breville BES880BSS Barista Touch Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$950
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonPhilips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espr...Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ Milk Frother, Black, EP3221/44
Amazon logo
$600
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Ir...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panels, 11.4 by 13.4-Inch
Amazon logo
$830
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonSolis Barista Perfetta Compact Programma...Solis Barista Perfetta Compact Programmable Espresso Machine (Stainless Steel)
Amazon logo
$499
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonRIVEBELLA New Graphic Shirt Tis But a Sc...RIVEBELLA New Graphic Shirt Tis But a Scratch Novelty Tee Python Men's Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt (Black, 4XL)
Amazon logo
$36
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonNuova Simonelli Oscar II Espresso Machin...Nuova Simonelli Oscar II Espresso Machine
Amazon logo
$1,395

Rocket Espresso Professionale

ProductStorePrice
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonUrnex Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder -...Urnex Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder - 566 grams - Cafiza Professional Espresso Machine Cleaner
Amazon logo
$10
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$660
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonEspresso Coffee Stirrer, Pavant Coffee S...Espresso Coffee Stirrer, Pavant Coffee Stirring Tool for Espresso Distribution, Natural Wood Handle and Stand, Professional Barista Hand Distribution Tool (Sandalwood)
Amazon logo
$34
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonUrnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning T...Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets - 100 Count - Professional Espresso Machine Cleaner Barista Use
Amazon logo
$15
Rocket Espresso Professionale Amazon53mm Coffee Distributor & Tamper, MATOW ...53mm Coffee Distributor & Tamper, MATOW Dual Head Coffee Leveler Fits for 54mm Breville Portafilter, Adjustable Depth- Professional Espresso Hand Tampers
Amazon logo
$36
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonDeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappu...DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, Black
Amazon logo
$100
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonDe'Longhi Stainless Steel Milk Frothing ...De'Longhi Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Pitcher, 12 ounce (350 ml), Barista Tool, Frother Jug for Espresso Machine Coffee Cappuccino Latte Art, DLSC0, 12 oz
Amazon logo
$17
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$449
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonCino Cleano Espresso Machine Cleaning Ta...Cino Cleano Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets, for Breville Espresso Machines, Descaling Tablets for Baristas (Pack of 2, 16 Tablets)
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$17
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonBaratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grind...Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (Black)
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$170

General info

1.weight

33.11kg

27.8kg

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.
2.warranty period

1

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

533.4mm

425mm

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

390mm

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

77084.75cm³

54697.5cm³

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

330mm

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
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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 58mm portafilter
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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.
3.Has a steam wand
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
4.Has a commercial steam wand
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
5.Uses E61 brew group
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
6.Uses E61 group head
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.
7.Has an integrated grinder
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
8.bean hopper capacity

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A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.
9.Has a display
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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 a removable water tank
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
4.Has integrated filter
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
5.Has direct water connection
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
6.Has a hot water outlet
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
7.water tank capacity

3.5l

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Rocket Espresso Professionale)

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has cleaning alert
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
2.Indicates when drip tray is full
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
3.Has dry puck feature
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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
Rocket Espresso Professionale
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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 pre-infusion function
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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.
5.Has a shot timer
La Marzocco GS3
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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.
6.number of grind settings

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A higher number of grind settings gives you more flexibility when choosing the fineness of your ground coffee. The particle size is important as a grind which is too coarse can produce weak tasting espresso, whereas a grind which is too fine can lead to a bitter taste.

Price comparison

La Marzocco GS3

ProductStorePrice
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$660
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
$799
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BWD600SIL Sommelier Electric De...Breville BWD600SIL Sommelier Electric Decanter, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$500
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonLa Pavoni PC-16 Professional Espresso Ma...La Pavoni PC-16 Professional Espresso Machine, Chrome
Amazon logo
$1,132
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonBreville BES880BSS Barista Touch Espress...Breville BES880BSS Barista Touch Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$950
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonPhilips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espr...Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ Milk Frother, Black, EP3221/44
Amazon logo
$600
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Ir...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panels, 11.4 by 13.4-Inch
Amazon logo
$830
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonSolis Barista Perfetta Compact Programma...Solis Barista Perfetta Compact Programmable Espresso Machine (Stainless Steel)
Amazon logo
$499
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonRIVEBELLA New Graphic Shirt Tis But a Sc...RIVEBELLA New Graphic Shirt Tis But a Scratch Novelty Tee Python Men's Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt (Black, 4XL)
Amazon logo
$36
La Marzocco GS3 AmazonNuova Simonelli Oscar II Espresso Machin...Nuova Simonelli Oscar II Espresso Machine
Amazon logo
$1,395

Rocket Espresso Professionale

ProductStorePrice
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonUrnex Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder -...Urnex Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder - 566 grams - Cafiza Professional Espresso Machine Cleaner
Amazon logo
$10
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$660
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonEspresso Coffee Stirrer, Pavant Coffee S...Espresso Coffee Stirrer, Pavant Coffee Stirring Tool for Espresso Distribution, Natural Wood Handle and Stand, Professional Barista Hand Distribution Tool (Sandalwood)
Amazon logo
$34
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonUrnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning T...Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets - 100 Count - Professional Espresso Machine Cleaner Barista Use
Amazon logo
$15
Rocket Espresso Professionale Amazon53mm Coffee Distributor & Tamper, MATOW ...53mm Coffee Distributor & Tamper, MATOW Dual Head Coffee Leveler Fits for 54mm Breville Portafilter, Adjustable Depth- Professional Espresso Hand Tampers
Amazon logo
$36
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonDeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappu...DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, Black
Amazon logo
$100
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonDe'Longhi Stainless Steel Milk Frothing ...De'Longhi Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Pitcher, 12 ounce (350 ml), Barista Tool, Frother Jug for Espresso Machine Coffee Cappuccino Latte Art, DLSC0, 12 oz
Amazon logo
$17
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon logo
$449
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonCino Cleano Espresso Machine Cleaning Ta...Cino Cleano Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets, for Breville Espresso Machines, Descaling Tablets for Baristas (Pack of 2, 16 Tablets)
Amazon logo
$17
Rocket Espresso Professionale AmazonBaratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grind...Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (Black)
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$170

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