Q&A Blog

What does the pressure gauge on the Rocket Appartamento read?

21st Oct 2017

What does the pressure gauge on the Rocket Appartamento read? The pressure gauge on the Rocket Appartamento tells you the pressure of the boiler. It does not tell you the pressure while brewing. So you can use that pressure to know when your machine is ready for use and you can use it to know when your machine is ready to steam. If the pressure gauges is in the green area you know that the temperature is high enough to pull your shots and you know it's at the proper temperature for steaming. But
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Is a Non Insulated Boiler on the Rocket Appartamento a significant downside?

21st Oct 2017

The Rocket Appartamento has a non-insulated boiler is this a significant downside to the machine? An insulated boiler has several benefits. One of the benefits is that it keeps the temperature more consistent and stable prior to and during extraction. Another benefit is that it protects the internal components of the machine from excessive heat. So is it a significant downside? No, I wouldn’t say it's very significant but it is nice to have an insulated boiler to improve the quality of your shot
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Should the Portafilter Remain on the Espresso Machine Between Use

21st Oct 2017

This video talks about the Rocket Appartamento, but this is also true with every espresso machine.Transcript:Should the portafilter remain on the Rocket Appartamento when not in use?Yes, always keep the portafilter on the machine, that way when you're ready to use it the portafilter is going to be nice and hot. What I see happen a lot of times is people leave the portafilter off the machine the portafilter cools down and when they go to pull their shot they get sourness in the shot because the p
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Video: How Often Should Rocket Espresso Machines be Descaled?

16th Oct 2017

Video: How Often Should Rocket Espresso Machines be Descaled?
How often does the Rocket Appartamento need to be descaled?Scale build up is caused by hard water. If you don't use hard water you won't have scale buildup. I recommend avoiding the need to descale by using soft water and by soft water and I mean water that is less than three grains of hardness or fifty parts-per-million. If you do this you won't need to descale so I do not recommend descaling Rocket espresso machines as I recommend avoiding the need to be scale by using soft water.
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How Much Does It Matter That the Rocket Appartamento Doesn't Have a PID?

11th Oct 2017

Is it a significant issue that the Rocket Appartamento does not have a PID for temperature control?The Rocket Appartamento is a heat exchanger espresso machine. Due to the way a heat exchanger is designed the PID does not have as much benefit as if it were on a double boiler or a single boiler. The PID on a heat exchanger machine is similar to having a pressure stat. It controls the temperature of the boiler which, on a heat exchanger, the boiler is kept at steam temperature. So when you're adju
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Is it OK to Leave the Rocket Appartamento on All the Time?

11th Oct 2017

Do you recommend leaving the Rocket Appartamento on 24 hours a day?A lot of people do. I usually recommend turning the machine on in the morning and turning it off at night just to reduce the amount of exposure the internal components have to heat over the number of years that it's in operation. People that leave the machine on 24/7 don't seem to have many additional issues by doing so, but I think it's a wise move to turn them off at the end of each day. One thing that you can do is get a
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How Long Does it Take for the Rocket Appartamento to Warm Up After Start Up?

11th Oct 2017

How long does it take for the machine to be ready for use after first turning it on?For a machine like the Rocket Appartamento or any other similar prosumer grade machine you generally want to leave the machine on for 25 to 30 minutes to stabilize the temperature. You can use it earlier than that but you're going to get the best results at around 25 to 30 minutes and for optimal temperature it's going to be at around 40 minutes. There is a lot of metal in an espresso machine like the Rocket Appa
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How Reliable is the Rocket Appartamento?

11th Oct 2017

How reliable is the Rocket Appartamento?Rocket espresso machines in general are quite reliable. They tend to work very well and we hardly have any warranty related issues with Rocket espresso machines.Usually any issues that do occur, happen immediately after a customer receiving the machine and those are usually related to shipping. Sometimes during shipping the machines get jostled around. They go on miles and miles of conveyor belts and go from truck to truck and sometimes the shipping compan
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Comparison of the Rocket Appartamento vs Rocket Evoluzione R Espresso Machines

10th Oct 2017

What is the difference between the Rocket Appartamento and the Rocket Evoluzione R? The main differences between the two are:The Rocket Evoluzione R is a direct connect machine and it can also be used with the water tank only so it is a switchable machine. The Rocket Appartamento is a tank only machine and cannot be connected to a water line. The Rocket Appartamento has a vibratory pump versus the Rocket Evoluzione R which is a rotary pump machine. The rotary pump allows the machine to be direct
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Quick Mill Anita Evo vs Rocket Appartamento Espresso Machines

23rd Nov 2016

Here is a comparison of the main feature similarities/differences between the Quick Mill Anita Evo and the Rocket Appartamento:> The Anita has a 1.6 liter boiler and the Appartamento has a 1.8 liter boiler. The Anita has a copper boiler, while the Appartamento has a copper boiler with brass end plates. The larger boiler on the Appartamento will reduce recovery time and will provide for longer usage, such as during steaming. The brass end plates are said to provide longer thermal stability by
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Rocket Appartamento vs Rocket Cellini (or Giotto) Premium Plus v3 Espresso Machines

26th May 2016

What is the difference between the Rocket Cellini (or Giotto) Premium Plus v3 and the Rocket Appartamento?Comparing the Rocket Cellini Premium Plus to the Rocket Appartamento:> The Premium Plus has a insulated boiler. The Appartamento does not. A non-insulated boiler will heat the entire machine up. This can make it hot to touch externally and internal components longevity can be reduced due to excessive exposure to heat for a prolonged period of time. > The Pre
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