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|
Ask a Question
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.
If you use the hot water valve the amount of water you can drain will cause the temperature to drop enough that you will have to wait for the temperature and pressure to recover. I use a separate water heater for hot water to prewarm my mugs
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.
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?
Is the Cellini Premium plumb-able?
I understand a PID for a single boiler or dual boiler machine as you're controlling the temperature of the brew water (which is the whole point of a PID), but it doesn't make sense for a heat exchanger. What am I missing?
Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus with PID
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 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
- The perfect latte, in my pajamasReview by Meghan
Quality Price Value
This is my first espresso machine, as I always knew I would either go all the way or just stick to the coffee shops because I am PICKY. We never thought we would make an investment like this, but we are thrilled we did. We have had the machine a year, and it paid for itself embarrassingly quickly once we stopped going to coffee shops.
I feel a little silly to say it, but I don't know that much about coffee. I just know a good latte from a bad one, and I just wanted my good latte at home without spending a couple hundred a month for the rest of my life. As time goes on, I will probably continue to learn more and get even more out of this awesome machine, but I can say that for a beginner (well, I worked at a coffee shop once 10 years ago), it's really not that hard. You don't have to be a connoisseur to learn to use it and get an excellent drink. The basics ARE important such as the grind right and steaming the milk which takes practice, but in the days of YouTube, in addition to the staff at SCG, anyone can pretty much get it down.
With this machine, you can buy one and you're done. Rather than start with a cheaper machine and be bummed every day that you don't get the drink or the steamed milk you really want and let it nag you a few years till you upgrade.
And yes, since I have to walk past it in my kitchen 20 times a day, I wanted it to look nice, and it is beautiful! (Posted on 1/31/2016)
- Worth The PremiumReview by Gabe
Quality Price Value
That said, for the price, this thing is very well crafted and incredibly beautiful. It is stunning to look at and will make any kitchen pop. I've only had it for 2 days, so I am sure that the appeal will eventually wear off, but I can't say I was that impressed with the way the Sylvia looked. I'll have to update this review in a year or so (if I remember) to comment on durability. It feels like a tank... but only time will tell.
So thank goodness that looks are not the ONLY thing that defines the Rocket. It pulls shots better then MOST cafes I have been to here in Texas with the exception of a couple of cafes that it actually MATCHES in the quality of espresso. We are talking about cafes with 20K+ Marzoccos and even with the American built Slayer!!! Though I will say that you should go bottom-less if you really want the best shot possible. There were notes in my espresso that was very difficult to get from the Sylvia. A dear friend, who is also a coffee aficionado, came by to taste test it and he swore I added some sort of sweetener to the latte. I've only had to dial in the shot once and I was already getting sweet, rich, golden, and velvety crema.
Steam power on this machine is in a league of its own. I thought the Rancilio was quick, but this thing will heat up your milk so fast that you will quickly find yourself running out of time to texture your milk (so don't mess up :P). It's not really a con... as who can complain about good steam power... but the Rancilio did give you just enough time to texture the milk and fix any mistakes (like large bubbles) before the milk became too hot. With the Rocket, you gotta steam properly from the get-go. There is little room for error. That said... I did get latte art by the 2nd drink.
In the end, I have to give it 5 stars on quality and 4 on price and value. If I drank a latte at a good cafe every day, it would take me nearly 2 years to make up for the value of the machine. That's a bit much as with the Sylvia it took like 9 months :P. I don't know if I will be back to update this review in a year or 2... but I do know that if this thing goes 3 years or more... then in my book, it deserves 5 stars for both price and value as you are getting world class coffee in your home and at your convenience for less then what you will be paying at a cafe. (Posted on 11/22/2014)
- Great Machine!Review by Javalou
Quality Price Value
- Great looks, easy to use and great espresso. Review by NICK
Value Quality Price
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 8/2/2014)
- Would recommend if can affordReview by lovealatte
Value Quality Price
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 8/1/2014)