Rocket Giotto Premium Commercial Grade espresso machine - Discontinued.
Giotto Premium espresso machine is the identical twin of the Cellini Premium. The single difference is visual, the Cellini Premium has flat side panels while the Giotto Premium side panels are wider and curved.
The Rocket Giotto Premium is not made by ECM. It is designed and made by Rocket Espresso Exclusively. The replacement model as of 2009/10 is the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus.
This was 2007/8 model that inherited similar components from the ECM Giotto Premium. The new Rocket Giotto Premium "Plus" models incorporate some changes in design and in mechanical elements.
Simple to use, just push the lever all the way up and the brewing process will start, to stop the coffee flow push the lever back all the way down. Can't be simpler than that!
Legendary E61 Grouphead is a professional heavy duty brewing group made of marine grade brass. Unlike similar espresso machines in its class, The Giotto Premium espresso machines use the highest grade grouphead, 9 lbs of solid brass, hand crafted and polished nickel plated to perfection. The E61 is unique, it's always hot and ready for brewing, there is no need to run hot water to warm it between shots (unless it stand still for over 15 minutes). A Thermosyphon circulation system that built into the group circle hot water through the grouphead all the time so you can get as much as possible same results shot after shot.
HX Heat exchanger boiler allow you to brew and steam milk at the same time. The1.8L boiler is made of quality copper plated with brass and nickel plated to prevent oxidation. Once the boiler reach the right pressure, you can make espresso and cappuccino same time.
Pre Infusion feature is a common feature to all E61 groupheads. It is a step just before the brewing process starts. A pre step engaging the lever to a point prior to engaging the pump. By that, the ground coffee in the portafilter handle is first moisturized leading to uniform extraction and prefect flow all around the ground coffee. The result in maximum extraction, and a nice flat used coffee cookie.
Moon Shaped Boiler pressure gauge is located on the front of the espresso machine, let you know when the machine is ready to brew coffee.
Quality vacuum breaker valve protects the boiler from backing milk into the boiler and highest quality expansion valve to release pressure in the boiler when necessary.
Manual Relief Valve - In this espresso machine you have main on/off power switch and a lever. When you first turn the espresso machine on, the green light will be turned on and the boiler will start to heat. After few minutes, the pressure gauge will show 1 bar and the machine is ready to go. From this moment on the lever is the only thing you need to work with to make coffee. When you pull the lever up you turn the pump on and cause water to come out from the grouphead and when you push the lever all the way down you stop brewing and it opens the pressure relief. The pressure relief dries the ground used coffee in the portafilter handle so its packed nicely into a cookie shape, easier to knock it out.
Giotto Premium has electronic water sensor located just under the water tank, feature imported from ECM espresso machines. This sensor has important role. It shuts off the heating element when the machine runs out of water in the water tank. Failure of tank water level sensor or inaccuracy may lead to over heating without water and can cause total damage to the boiler. Some other similar espresso machines will turn the whole machine off. The Giotto Premium sensor also sense the water level in the tank, advising you by flashing the light that its time to refill.
** Please note that scale and sediment free water is a requirement for use with the Giotto Premium. You can not use in tank water filter softener like any other machine because there are no pipes in the water tank. If you use non filtered water, the electronic sensor inside the Giotto Premium water tank can easily fail to perform or oxide due to sediment or other minerals. If you decide to use reverse osmosis water, it is recommended to add 1 cup of mineral filtered water to each tank so the electronic sensor could perform.
Two commercial portafilter handles included, one with single filter basket and single spout for one shot espresso and the other with double filter basket and dual spouts for two cups. Both portafilter handles are commercial size 58 mm diameter made of chrome-plated brass for best temperature stability.
Giotto Premium has high steam power due to horizontal HX boiler design and steam valve. The Giotto Premium is always ready for you to steam and froth with. Almost never ending steam power thanks to unique quick boiler recovery time.
Separate Stainless steel wand for hot water and one for steaming/ frothing milk.
Swivel base Anti burn wands patented first by ECM in 2002 for hot water and for steaming/ frothing milk. The new generation wands with double insulation layers let you touch the wand with bare hands without burning and become more and more popular with many other brands.
Special & Convenience:
The top of the machine is ideal cup warmer for keeping your cups warm. it has miltiple stainless steel layers with special design venting holes that let hot air comes up from the boiler to heat the cups but not letting any water from the cups coming down into the machine.
Large water tank contains up to2.9 L of water, more than enough to make 100 espresso shots. 2 handles for easy lift for refill and no loose plastic tubes in this water tank as you can find in the cheapest semi automatic machines.
The body of the machine is absolutely amazing! All polished stainless steel grade 304 the base is strong steel this is a very massive machine that will shine like a jewel in any space.
Dimensions: W 11.5" x H 13.8" x D 16.8"
Weight: 23 kgs
Optional: direct-connect water kit.