Modern and marvelous with high-end brewing capabilities, The Rocket Cellini Premium Plus (formerly the ECM Cellini) is an upgraded machine that promises heat sustainability and efficiency. With a heavy-duty polished stainless steel case, simple design, an E-61 brew group and powerful steaming, the Rocket Cellini Premium Plus is prepared to provide only the best-tasting espresso. Included with the upgraded V2 model is a copper-insulated boiler, dual manometers to sense brewhead pressure and a high-quality metal tamper.
Features & Functionality of the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus V2
- Insulated Boiler: Increases heat retention and thermal stability resulting in greater energy efficiency.
- Copper Boiler: A 1.8 liter copper boiler retains the thick lead-free brass and plates and is now wrapped in a special insulating blanket. This reflects up to a 30 percent increase in thermal stability and energy savings of up to 22 percent.
- Upgraded Tamper: These machines now include a metal tamper and are now up to par with the style and quality of the Rocket machine.
- Stainless Steel Case: Finely crafted polished AISI 304 stainless-steel housing is beautiful and highly durable.
- Professional-Class E-61 Brew Head: The legendary E-61 brew group features a solid, lead-free brass end plate that aids in thermal stability and heat retention.
- Dual Pre-Infusion System: Mechanical pre-infusion system has a progressively working piston and static pre-infusion chamber, resulting in smooth coffee extraction and superior aroma, body and crema.
- Vibratory Pump: Pump features a special device to eliminate backpressure from the boiler, preventing blocks.
- Stainless Steel Nozzles: Steam wand with a two-hole tip and hot water wand are internally insulated so you won't burn yourself on them after use.
- Removable Cup Rack: You can pull off the cup rack to reduce the espresso machine's height.
- Large, Easy-Access Water Reservoir: Easily access the 98-ounce water reservoir via the separate lid — you won't have to take all the cups off the top of your espresso machine in order to refill it.
- Low Water Sensor: Level control cuts the power circuit if water is low, with a microprocessor that automatically controls the level of the boiler and water reservoir. A low water level warning will let you know when you need to refill.
- Generously Dimensioned: 20 percent higher volume (compared to other machines on the market) is paired with optimum thermosyphon system to quickly heat up and provide superior extraction.
- Handcrafted: Each machine is unique and hand crafted in Italy. Small warps in the case are normal and part of each machine's unique assembly process.
|Ease of Use||3|
|Overall Value for the Money||5|
|How Does it Compare?||
The Premium Plus produces a perfect shot and steams milk like a pro, but it is not plumbable and features a vibratory pump.
|Width||With Cup Rail: 12.0 inches | Without Cup Rail: 12.0 inches|
|Depth||With Cup Rail: 17.0 inches | Without Cup Rail: 17.0 inches|
|Height||With Cup Rail: 16.5 inches | Without Cup Rail: 15.0 inches|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Boiler Volume||1.8 liter|
|Reservoir Size||98 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Boiler Design||Heat Exchanger|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
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Thanks! Apr 17, 2013
Nick Apr 21, 2013
If I understand your question, I assume your concern is that the Preciso is not a high enough quality grinder to max out a high end espresso machine like the Cellini. If I'm wrong on that, feel free to write back and let me know what your concern is about the combination. I have a Vario, and not your grinder but I'll give you some thoughts that may or may not help.
First it may be the case that you will not have fine enough control of the grind settings to pull the best possible shot that this machine is capable of. But I will explain why I think that it doesn't necessarily matter in your situation since you own a grinder and might upgrade someday.
Conventional wisdom would have it that when buying both a grinder and a machine that you should consider the overall budget that you have. The grinder should then be a proportion of that budget (e.g. 25% or so). Under that logic, most would argue that if you were to buy a the Cellini your grinder should be more like $400-$500 minimum (e.g. a Vario on the low end like mine). Otherwise most argue that it would be better to consider a lower priced machine coupled with a higher priced grinder if your primary concern was the best shot for a fixed budget.
Since you own this grinder today, it is different if someday you might upgrade the grinder. If you never would, then the logic above applies. If you go for a better machine than needed today, you still have a path to upgrade that doesn't involve rebuying both.
This machine (+grinder) will pull a great shot and beat that massive coffee chain. Realize on those coffee sites, most of the people there are obsessed with differences that most people won't notice (i.e. your grinder is probably good enough). So you have to decide if the price is worth it, but it looks like an italian sports car on the countertop!
Also it depends on what you are making. If you are drinking only espresso straight you'll likely later want to upgrade the grinder. Hope this helps,
-Bill Oct 3, 2013
So I contacted SCG and their 1st response was that the RR was considered "entry level" for this type of machine particularly due to the fact that the RR is a step grinder and does not allow the fine tuning of a stepless grinder. That got me rather upset (especially after looking at the prices of stepless grinders) as I was relying on SCG for guidance and there is nothing on their site indicating that as a requirement. Had I known I probably would have gone with a different machine (although I do love the functionality and look of the Rocket).
Anyhow, after a few goes back and forth with SCG they recommended I replace the burrs in my RR and that since I don't have a stepless grinder I would have to play with and decide to either grind finer and tamp softer or grind coarser and tamp harder. I'm still playing with that. The new burrs did make a considerable difference, and now rather than horrible espresso I'm able to make palatable espresso. Good enough for a latte, but I still have not been able to find the right coarseness/tamp on shots where I like them straight. It looks like the Baratza you have does have a bit more adjustment (steps) than the RR grinder, so it might work just fine, but if no step quite fits then you may have to deal with the same coarse/fine tamp pressure rigmarole I have to with my RR. Also, I'm sure it would, but kind of hard to tell the size of the portafilter that that Baratza accommodates, so you may want to vet that out as well.
Also, one thing I would like to mention as I was not at all aware of this is that this machine takes ~40 minutes to get up to operating temperature which we get around with an electrical switch timer.
Good luck! Oct 3, 2013
By the way, The Cellini Premium Plus - V2 is a terrific machine. Oct 3, 2013
I too remember seeing a video with a thermometer installed in the E61 group brew head.
A quick google of "brew head thermometer" came up with many hits.
Good luck to your customer. I'd like to know if the temperature makes much difference. With V2, I just try to get the grind to that the right-hand pressure gauge is between 1 and 1.5 and it seems to work great. Perhaps a digital thermometer makes more of a difference with V1? Time works too, though.
Mert Jan 28, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus V2
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Rocket Espresso machines
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Seattle Coffee Gear|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-372-4734 or email us at email@example.com|
|Notes:||Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus V2
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Clean the brew gasket with a cleaning brush.
- Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
- Perform backflush routine daily and clean the filter basket each week.
- Keep the stainless-steel casing shiny with a microfiber cloth.
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INCREDIBLE machine!!!Review by carson
Quality Price Value
This Rocket is ,as we had hoped,THE perfect espresso machine. Pulls beautiful shots and the steam is to die for....hot, powerful, and dry steam, easily produces"wet paint" micro-foam. LOVE the lever and knob features rather than buttons to push. VERY, VERY easy machine to learn and operate. With regular cleaning and maintenance, this looks to be a long-term fixture.
(Posted on 11/16/13)
Everything I Was Looking ForReview by Daniel
Price Value Quality
Let me start out by saying that not only do I love this machine that I just got in the mail yesterday, but I also love this website. The videos, reviews, payment options, and price match compared to other stores was the main reason I bought from Seattle Coffee Gear. Keep up the great work guys!
For the machine, it was everything I was looking for in this price range. At first, I was looking at automatics and semi-automatics. There are so many bad reviews for any brand out there, so my heart was on a manual machine like this Rocket one. Once I saw the Rocket model line, I knew I had to have a Rocket. These machines are sleek, small, metal-all-around, and just good looking machines to say the least.
I chose this machine because it came with the metal tamper included ($70 separate), the tank was insulated (better for soft-commercial use), and it looks better than the classic with the finished sides (who wants an espresso machine looking like Mr. Coffee?).
All that aside, this machine works fantastic and the second gauge helps you know if you have the right pressure in the porta-filter. As a novice in espresso making, I am on the pathway to great espresso!
The steam wand is easy to use. I also recommend a great grinder for your machine. I purchased a Baratza Preciso and I love it.
Get this machine or any Rocket model!
(Posted on 8/21/13)
Looks and works impressivelyReview by 2birdlover3
Value Quality Price
I loved my Rancilio Silvia for 3 years, but making espresso for more than one person at a time is impossible. I was looking for good, consistent foaming performance. With the Rocket I found what I was looking for. Awesome performance, and looks fabulous in my kitchen. Super easy to use (even my husband could make espresso.) The expense stung my budget, but in the long run it will save me money, by not going to the coffee stand.
I've been shopping with SCG for many years now and purchased different machines in the past, I am impressed with their knowledge, service and selection. Love the videos Kat and Gail!
(Posted on 6/17/13)
Worth every penny!Review by EspressoJnky
Price Value Quality
We loved our Silvia for five years but it took forever to make two Venti lattes. Finally bit the bullet and purchased the Cellini. Easy to use, great espresso, and fast! Still working on my latte art but this machine is worth every extra penny!
(Posted on 1/11/13)
LOVE this machine!Review by Chets
Price Value Quality
I had been using the Rancilio Silvia for 4 years with little to no complaints other than the fact that it took forever to make lattes/cappuccinos.
After researching a lot of Dual Boiler and HX machines, I finally decided to settle on the Premium Plus V2 Cellini and am in LOVE this machine! Pulls a perfect shot every time. Very easy to use, clean and I always have a good amount of steam available on the fly to make micro foam for latte art. Very Beautiful machine too! Don't have any complaints yet!
(Posted on 6/14/12)
ExcellentReview by Newbie
Quality Value Price
New to espresso but I did a lot of research prior to choosing the Cellini V2. The machine is beautiful, solid and functional. I purchased it along with a Vario grinder and am having a great time learning to tamp, time and dial my shots. I have a long way to go but, even for an absolute beginner, a little bit of preparation results in espresso shots and lattes that beat a well-known chain every time on taste and consistency. My boiler appears to be set at about 0.9 bar but I have plenty of steam pressure and do minimal cooling flushes for the correct brew temperature. I'm not going to fuss over this since higher boiler pressure could mean longer cooling flushes and more steam power than I can currently handle. How is the steaming? Lots of steam but lots of operator error at the moment. I'm going to practice with soap and water until I become proficient. Some could say I should have started with a cheaper machine but, I keep things for years and know I will grow into the Cellini. I love it already.
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean
(Posted on 5/22/12)
Some simple changes for perfectionReview by Kitchen product designer
Quality Value Price
This machine is gorgeous and makes amazing espresso and cappuccino. I think that the accessibility of the lever is too difficult. Although I knew this when I bought the machine I think that the price of this product merrits a reconfiguration of the parts. In the age of kitchen gadgets designed by oxo and Zyliss to be beautiful and perfectly functional I think that all kitchen appliances should take into account optimum ergonomics. In short, Rocket should hire a good industrial designer. Although some features could be more focused on real behavior, rocket hits the nail on the head by creating a machine that is easily repaired with a classic beautiful design.
Great Taste, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Quiet, Design built to repair
Messy, Hard To Clean, Components are too close
(Posted on 5/12/12)
Intimidating but it is SIMPLE and EASY.Review by SeattleED
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I make 2-4 12 ounce Latte every morning, then in the afternoon before and after dinner espresso. We figure that with the equipment cost and the Rocky burr grinder and the cost of coffee etc. it will have paid itself off in 335 days based on coffee shop prices. Best milk pitcher we think is by cafelat. Storing clean empty pitcher in the freezer gives me a few more seconds to have close to velvety soy... yummmmm love this machine. To enjoy the system one thing you MUST DO is watch all the video that comes with it specially from SCG Gail covers everything you will ask about it and all the stuff. Also best customer service ever from store visit experiences we had.
Great Taste, Designed for ease of use, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Large Water Container
Tamper is not smooth, Plastic cup railing
(Posted on 4/25/12)