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Rocket Cellini Premium Plus with PID v3

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Replaced with Rocket Mozzafiato Type V

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 Product Description

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  • One single 58 mm portafilter
  • One double 58 mm portafilter
  • One cup metal filter basket
  • Two cups metal filter basket
  • Measuring spoon
  • Stainless steel backflush disk
  • Informative DVD that explains how to make great espresso
  • Free metal tamper

Product Description

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.

Key Features

  • Heat exchanger
  • PID Controller
  • E61 commercial grade group that includes automatic preinfusion
  • Nickel plated 1.8 liter copper boiler with superior insulation technology
  • N-Burn stainless steam and hot water wands
  • Large 2.9 liter water reservoir
  • High quality 304 grade stainless steel exterior body construction

Video Overview

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. 

Product Description

PID Controller for Steam Temperature

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.

1.8 LITER BOILER with Heat Exchange Functionality

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.

Vibratory Pump

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. 

Difference Between Rocket Cellini V3 vs Cellini Classic

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;

  • Brushed Matte Finish (could represent lover grade of Stainless Steel-accouring to their video)
  • Lower grade plastic on portafilter handle, lever, knobs
  • 1 Manometer(gauge) - this one only has a gauge for the steam and does not have one for the pump pressure
  • Non-insulated Copper Boiler

Cellini V3 Premium Plus has the following;

  • High quality polished Stainless Steel - beautiful fit and finish
  • High grade plastic on portafilter handle, lever, knobs
  • 2 manometers (gauges) - One for pump Pressure and one for steam pressure (allows you to be able to adjust pump pressure without buying a separate portafilter with gauge)
  • Insulated Nickel Plated Copper Boiler
  • PID under the drip tray, replaces the mechanical pressure stat (less chance of failure from PID, controls temperature of boiler electronically, but does not regulate temperature at brew head)

How to Video Guides

How to Extract Great Espresso with a Rocket Espresso Machine


How to Froth Milk with a Rocket Espresso Machine


How to Care for and Maintain Your Rocket Espresso Machine


Reviews and Forum Discussions

Owner’s Manual

We have an extensive owner’s manual available for download here.

The index of contents along with the corresponding page number is as follows:

  • General data, 3
  • Important safeguards, 4
  • Introduction, 5
  • Instructions for use, 6
  • Description of external components, 8
  • Installation, 9
  • Technical data, 10
  • Start up, 11
  • Operating instructions, 16
  • Dispensing steam, 19
  • Dispensing hot water, 20
  • How to make great espresso, 21
  • How to texture milk, 22
  • How to clean your Giotto/Cellini
  • How to disassemble/dismantle the machine, 26
  • Routine maintenance, 27
  • Espresso glossary and recipes, 28
  • Trouble shooting, 29

 Other Details

Best Use:
Small Restaurant \ Office \ Home
EE \ Semi-Automatic
Nickel plated insulated copper boiler (1.8 liter)
Cup Size:
Traditional Cup
1 Group
Output Capacity:
20 Espressos Per Hour
PID Temperature Controller:
Plumbing / Tank:
Large water reservoir (2.9 liter)
Vibratory pump and motor
Boiler and group pressure gauges. Low water sensor.
Drain Tray:
Stainless steel, holds 16 ounces of water
Hot Water Spigot:
1 Stainless steel no burn hot water spigot
Steam Arms:
1 Stainless steel no burn steam arm with two hole steam tip
Amps / Volts:
15 Amps \ 110 Volts
1200 watt heater
Stainless steel
New insulated Boiler. New redesigned internal layout. New Black Gauges. E61 commercial group with automatic pre-infusion. Finely crafted 304 stainless steel case. Non-compression hot water and steam valves. Easy access water tank. Removable cup guard
Two complete 58 mm portafilters (one single and one double). Free Metal Tamper. Four .9 mm hole steam tip also included. Stainless steel backflush disk. Informative DVD that explains how to make great espresso.

 Product Reviews

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  1. Love My Rocket

    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.

  2. good small commerical espresso machine/

    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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