The Rocket Cellini Classic offers a heavy duty stainless steel case, E-61 brew group and powerful steam functionality. Using the same technology as the Premium Plus and Evoluzione models, the Rocket Classic features a single manometer for the steam boiler and matte plastic finishes. This pared down Rocket machine can still prep an amazing espresso and offers excellent value for handcrafted machinery.
Features & Functionality of the Rocket Espresso Cellini Classic
- Copper Boiler: The 1.8 liter copper boiler has brass encaps to retain heat without additional insulation.
- Stainless Steel Case: The stainless-steel housing is beautiful and highly durable, featuring brushed side panels.
- Professional 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 Plastic 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: 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 Cellini Classic produces a great shot and steams milk like a pro, but it is not plumbable, has an uninsulated boiler, single manomenter, and a different fit and finish compared to other Rocket models.
|Tips and Tricks||
Please Note: The Rocket Cellini Classic now comes with a plastic tamper. Upgrade to a metal Rocket Espresso tamper for a shinier look.
|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: 15.5 inches | Without Cup Rail: 14.5 inches|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||46.3100|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||3 inches|
|Boiler Volume||1.8 liter|
|Reservoir Size||98 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||25 minutes|
|Boiler Design||Heat Exchanger|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
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When I first got it I was chain pulling shots for experimentation purposes... since then I only pull a few shots a day from it, so I never push the limits.
Things I can attest to that might help you out:
- It recovers very quickly after a pulled shot/dispensing hot water. Within a few 10's of seconds it's back up to pressure. For the times that I pull multiple shots back to back it's always ready by the time I grind up some beans and pack/tamp the next shot.
- The reservoir lasts for quite a while. I usually pull 1-2 shots a day, and a few extra on the weekend, plus I usually make americano's when I'm making a drink to go, so that's another 5-6 oz of water, and I find myself refilling it once every ~2 weeks or so.
If you're looking to use this in a commercial setting, you may be let down by it's size especially if it is the non-plumbed version.
If pressed I'd say ~25s to pull a shot + ~1-2min grind/pack/tamp + 1-2 min cleaning/prep gives you something in the range of 15-20 shots per hour, which I believe this machine could handle just fine.
What is the cleaning and maintenance like on this machine?
Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Classic
|What it Covers:||
Rocket Espresso machines
- Home Use: 1 year parts and labor (R60, R58, Evolution, Premium Plus, Fausto Grinder)
- Commercial Equipment: 1 year parts, 3 months labor
|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 for home equipment|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Classic
- 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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- Too Tall FixReview by Jim in GP
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Had same problem at a vacation home.
Our cabinets were 14 inches. Just 1/4 inch too short.
While there are no shorter replacement "feet" directly from Rocket, adjustable 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch leveling appliance feet are available.
The original feet are metric, but feet with a 3/8 inch bolt are very close. Stainless steel. Cost about $10 dollars each with shipping.
Easy to take off top of machine and replace rear ones.
Need small Phillips head screw driver and extension for socket wrench to remove/ tighten the nuts.
If you are need it today, you can make your own.
Go to any Ace Hardware that has stainless steel screws/ hardware.
Get two packs of their 2 inch furniture "sliders".
4 3/8x3/4 inch polished stainless steel bolts with the hex head
8 3/8 inch fender washers
4 3/8 inch washers
4 3/8 inch nuts
(All the above stainless steel)
To assemble you need a hex wrench to fit the bolt head, a utility knife, a small screw driver, and some glue.
Take two sliders and peel off the white adhesive layer. This leaves a black rubber gasket attached to the slider. Use utility knife to make 1/2 circle around the center of the rubber gasket. Under this you will find a small washer. Use screwdriver to pry it out.
Take one of the bolts with a washer and screw it into the existing hole. Head will settle into the hole you cut in the rubber gasket. Before set flush, put a small amount of glue under the head and washer and tighten.
Now take a second slider, remove white adhesive layer, cut out circle in gasket, and remove washer. Place glue on each black gasket and put together like a sandwich. I clamped mine together while glue dried.
I did try leaving on one layer of white adhesive and using it instead of glueing, looks like it should work as well. I just didn't want to mess with it again.
Put two fender washers on new foot (need this height so the electrical cord isn't pinched) and attach with washer and nut.
Took about 30 minutes to remove top of Rocket, build the feet, remove the existing feet, attach feet, and reassemble. Minus time on Internet, going to hardware store and figuring out how to assemble new feet. $32 in parts to make feet.
The sliders ake it very easy to move Rocket in and out from under the cabinet to fill the water, but you do have to hold the drip pan when tightening the head or the machine moves. (Posted on 5/27/2013)
- 6 years. No problems. Love it.Review by Jim in GP
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Use it every day.
Clean and backflush each morning.
Decalcify the tank every 3 months.
Need high quality burr grinder. Don't go cheap.
Will need to change grind with each new coffee.
Love it so much other coffee is disagreeable.
Buying an up grade so can plumb it in.
Taking old one to vacation home.
We tried going without it and failed. (Posted on 4/14/2013)
- Excellent value for the moneyReview by Eric
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I really like the fit and finish especially given that the internals are basically the same as the V2 and Evoluzione models.
I have found that the boiler gets up to pressure in 10 minutes but would recommend that you wait 20 mins to let the heat soak the group head. Alternatively you can run some water through the group to cut a little time off, but make sure to let the machine recover.
Steaming is powerful! I am still learning how to work faster with the two hole nozzle on the wand. Additionally, I found that the machine does have the anti-burn and yes the ends do get hot.
If you're on a budget for a heat exchanger machine you can't do much better. (Posted on 4/3/2013)
- So far so goodReview by Newbee
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- Description is not acurateReview by Fidel
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Besides that is the same machine that Premium V2 and Evoluzione (less the insulated boiler and the rotary pump).
It is a great machine for the price.
[From Seattle Coffee Gear: The steam wand on this machine is the same insulated wand on all Rocket models. Please note the wand will be warm to the touch, but the steam tip will be extremely hot after use, as with all steaming tips.]
(Posted on 12/22/2012)