Simply put, the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus v3 with PID is an absolutely gorgeous espresso machine that is the benchmark for premium home espresso machines. It not only has amazing aesthetics, its functionality is also outstanding. Rocket Espresso designed the machine like the design all their machines – with the highest quality parts and materials available.
This espresso machine has been recently upgraded to provide even better efficiency and heat sustainability than the prior two versions. All components in this machine are of the highest quality and are designed to not just make espresso, but to make amazing espresso.
The following is a video overview of the Rocket Cellini V1, which lacks a couple of the features that version 3 has, but it's still a good overview of the Rocket Cellini. Video is provided by our distribution partner, Chris's Coffee.
One of the important changes in version 3 is the addition of a PID controller to set steam temperature. This was formally controlled through a mechanically activated Sirai pressure stat. This improvement provides easier digital adjustment and more precision.
Using the PID controller is easy - it can be accessed by removing the drip tray and can be displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius.
The body of the Rocket Cellini V3 is made of beautifully crafted, high quality AISI 304 stainless steel. This body construction not only provides a very sophisticated look and feel, it also provides protection to the machines internal components, providing enhanced durability for long term operation.
The Rocket Cellini V3 has the very well-known and reliable E61 grouphead. The commercial grade brewing group made of the highest quality material and provides outstanding thermal stability. It operates by siphoning water from the boiler through the grouphead. This siphoning of water keeps the grouphead heated at an ideal temperature.
The Rocket Cellini V3 comes with two pre-infusion components – a mechanical system with a progress piston and a static pre-infusion chamber. This creates a smooth coffee extraction process that creates fantastic aroma and produces espresso that has great body, crema, and, of course, flavor.
Optimal layout of a thermo siphon system produces the best extraction, the thermo siphon system on the Rocket Cellini Premium Plus V2 has a 20% higher volume than similar espresso machines on the market.
With a pure copper construction, two heavy brass end plates, and special boiler insulation, the thermal retention of the boiler is 50% greater when compared to boilers of similar espresso machines. This makes the boiler in this machine a true engineering masterpiece! The thermal stability allows you to brew espresso at the best temperature time and time again for a consistent operating and flavor experience. The heat exchanger equipped boiler allows users to simultaneously brew espresso and froth milk, providing a much for efficient operating experience when compared to traditional single boiler espresso machines.
The Rocket Cellini V3 is equipped with a quiet vibratory pump that is capable of delivering the pressure needed for proper espresso extraction on a consistent basis. To prevent blockages, and thereby prolong the life of the pump, it is designed with a special feature that reduces backpressure from the boiler.
One gauge monitors water pressure, the other monitors the pressure in the boiler. The easy to read gauges allow the user to monitor brewing and steaming pressure to produce the best flavor for each drink.
Rocket Espresso used advanced engineering to develop a steam wand that is cool to touch during operation. This provides an anti-burn operating experience. The only part of the wand that gets hot is the nozzle tip. This technology also makes is very easy to keep the steam wand clean as milk doesn’t immediately bake unto the wand as it does with espresso machines. The nozzle is designed to produce steam that is evenly distributed through milk for a fine texture.
PLEASE NOTE: While the cool-tough technology does make the wand cooler, it doesn’t mean you should touch it during or after use. Please use the same safety precautions you would use with any other espresso machine wand.
A microprocessor automatically controls the water level in the boiler. The fresh water reservoir also has a low water level indication system. These systems help prevent catastrophic machine damage in the event the water level in the boiler goes too low. The bottom left of the machine has a warning light that lets you know when it’s time for a refill and when it’s ready for use.
The 1200 watt heating element, when combined with the thermo siphon system, results in very fast heat up times. Made with special materials that last five times longer than typical elements.
The Rocket Cellini V3 has a commercially rated, fully certified safety valve.
W: 12in D: 17in H: 15
The water reservoir on the Rocket Cellini v3 is huge – with enough room in it to hold 98 ounces of water. With this capacity, you won’t have to fill it very often, but when you do refilling is easy. You can either remove it and fill it at a water source, or you can lift the lid and bring the water to the machine.
One full size commercial grade one cup filter handle and basket, one two cup filter handle and basket, one blind filter, metal tamper, full training guide and instruction manual and CD.
What is the difference between the Rocket Cellini v3 Premium Plus (the one we sell) and the lower cost Rocket Cellini Classic sold by other retailers?
The Cellini Classic has the following;
Cellini V3 Premium Plus has the following;
We have an extensive owner’s manual available for download here.
The index of contents along with the corresponding page number is as follows:
Posted by Joni Zich on 28th Oct 2015
I love my Rocket! Looks great on my counter, froths milk to perfection and makes lovely crema. The only reasons I didn't rank it 5 stars was it was expensive, it's heavy and takes awhile to warm up.
Posted by B Werner on 28th Oct 2015
This machine kept up with making 20-40 espresso drinks over the course of 3 hours. The only complaint I have about it is a little piece that opens the steamer valve - if you open the steamer all the way, the little metal ring bends or snaps in half. We had to take the steam knob off twice to put in two new pieces that we bought from the hardware store. Inexpensive to do, but time-consuming.
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