Contemporary yet classic, the Rocket Cellini Premium Plus with PID has incorporated all the high-end features of the previous V2 model, as well as cleverly including an integrated PID for additional temperature control. Adding precision without obscuring the Cellini’s beauty, the new PID controller is artfully constructed inside the Cellini’s drip tray. Prior to brewing, simply program the PID to your desired brew temperature, reattach the drip tray and be swept away to brewing bliss.
Features & Functionality of the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus with PID
- Hard-Working Boiler: The insulated 1.8 liter copper boiler with two lead free end plates work to maintain thermal retention and brew your espresso at the ideal temperature every time.
- Durable Case: The highly durable case is constructed of AISI 304 stainless steel.
- E-61 Brew Head: Brew your favorite espresso blend on this highly sought-after brew head.
- Pre-Infusion: Both the Rocket Cellini & Giotto Premium Plus with PID boast a dual pre-infusion system that provides a smooth espresso extraction, as well as exceptional body and crema.
- Cup Rack: Removable cup rack is included and can be easily installed in the comfort of your own home.
- Removable Water Reservoir: Refill the 98-ounce water tank by removing it, or simply lift the lid and refill from a pitcher.
- Warning Light: A handy light located at the bottom left corner of the machine will let you know when the water level is low and when the machine is ready to brew.
- PID: The masterfully hidden PID provides additional temperature control while not overshadowing the Cellini’s beauty.
- Dual Barometers: Dual pressure gauges at the front of the machine allow you to monitor the brew and steam pressure while creating your perfect cup.
|Ease of Use||4|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||3|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||The Cellini Premium Plus with PID operates and functions exactly like its V2 predecessor, but with an integrated PID for temperature control.|
|Tips and Tricks||A few helpful hints about the PID display:
|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|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||50.0000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||3.5 inches|
|Boiler Volume||1.8 liter|
|Reservoir Size||98 ounces|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||11 minutes|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||11 minutes|
|Boiler Design||Heat Exchanger|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||No|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
Thanks! Aug 11, 2014
1. Is the 17" depth from the back of the machine to the end of the drip tray? Or does that 17" include to the end of the portafilter?
2. About 3 to 4" of the left side will have to sit under my cabinets which have a 17.75" clearance. What is access to the tank like? Is it a hinged door? A flat plate that lifts up and out? Could I fill the tank on the right side?
3. Advertised warm up is 11 minutes. I take it that is from a cold start? That is fast as I've been reading 20,30 even 45 min warm ups on other machines.
Thanks! Aug 7, 2014
1) Are there temper, single filter holder, and double filter holder in the box when I buy this machine?
2) Is that a simple temper or a good metal temper?
Lin Jun 27, 2014
I also tried frothing milk, but this also ams out without any bubbles. I have already watched the videos you have on milk frothing, but again, any further advice would be helpful
Last but not least, the PID? It was already set for 121 Celsius (I am from Europe, so this is actually the one easy thing) and reading the manual it would appear to be a good tempt for the boiler. Any further thoughts into how the temperature can impact the espresso quality (I love the velvety creamy one) or the milk frothing?
Sorry for the too many questions, it's just that the machine is quite new and there aren't many reviews and or tips about it yet.
Thanks, Manjola May 14, 2014
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Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus with PID
|What it Covers:||
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 with PID
- 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.
User Manuals for your Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus with PID
Great looks, easy to use and great espresso.Review by NICK
Value Quality Price
I should start this review with a disclaimer of sorts; this is my second machine. My first being a Saeco Aroma.. which I considered the equivalent of using my toes to test pool water. I may have skipped over the Rancillo and Oscar just because I knew I'd end up here anyways.
Aesthetically the Rocket series is beautiful.. unless you don't like shiny metal, but why wouldn't you? It's also easy to clean.
As far as ease of use; I had never pulled a shot with a normal portafilter before I bought this machine. I'll admit that set me behind a bit, but after a day of working on it I was doing good. SCG has some good videos as well as youtube for tips on how to do it properly.
Pay attention to the guages on the front while using the machine, it speeds up dialing in your grind and your tamp.
As I only have an Aroma to compare to.. the steam power on this unit is immense, and I've still not mastered it. I have managed to get a paint like texture twice.. I figure another 3 gallons of milk and II'll have it down.
The machine recovers fast enough that I can make 4 double shots when friends are over and not feel like I've missed out on visiting with them.
I like the PID on the machine and it is simple to use, the book had a conversion chart in it, the videos you see of this model sometimes show a loose insert.
The one thing I was not super happy with was the cup tray rail.. it's smoked Plexiglas and mine does not sit flat. The stainless steel one looks nice but on Rocket's Facebook they showed some concept pictures for a black anodized rail and a polished copper.. which I think would look very nice. I'm not really worried about it though as I don't intend to keep the one it ships with.
Overall I'm extremely happy .
(Posted on 8/2/14)
Would recommend if can affordReview by lovealatte
Value Quality Price
Great machine, had a mid-range Breville for many years, it didn't produce great espresso, and was more of a glorified 1 serving coffee machine, an over extracted brew.
I have the Rocket on a timer to turn-on 45 min before use in the morning, I like the boiler at temp for a period of time where the entire head heats up. Produces great espresso shots and superb milk frothing. Machine is pricey, but worth it you plan having it for many years, and it keeps you out of the coffee shops.
Need a good grinder. Purchased a Baratza Forte and returned it, couldn't get it to give a consistent grind. IMO, this grinder adjustment mechanism is not a robust design. Whether something went awry in shipping, or it needed some other tweaking...what ever the issue...IMO a good design should withstand the shipping and use environment, and be easy to adjust without disassembly, and hassle, ect.
I then purchased a Mazzer Mini. Within two cycles of fine adjustment tuning was able to achieve great espresso shots. Couldn't be happier, for same price range, I would recommend this grinder over the Baratza.
(Posted on 8/1/14)