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Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus with PID

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Product Description

Sometimes the best just keeps getting better! Rocket has once again exceeded expectations by creating the Giotto Premium Plus with PID. The clear successor to the Giotto Premium Plus V2, this updated model features an integrated PID for a more precise brewing temperature. To maintain its elegant design, Rocket strategically placed the PID controller inside the drip tray. No need to constantly fuss with the temperature! Just set the controller to your ideal brewing temperature, install the drip tray and forget it.

Features & Functionality of the Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus with PID

  • Dual Pressure Gauges: A barometer for both the steam pump and brew boiler allows you to visibly see the amount of pressure applied while brewing or steaming.
  • Legendary E-61 Brew Head: This highly sought-after brew head is commercial grade and sure to last.
  • Pre-Infusion System: Rocket's dual pre-infusion system works to make a smooth shot of espresso with excellent body and crema.
  • Insulated Boiler: The added insulation works to increase heat retention, reducing wait time between shots.
  • Heavy Duty Boiler The 1.8 liter boiler is constructed of pure copper and made with two lead free brass end plates. The end plates, plus the added boiler insulation help increase thermal retention.
  • Cup Rack: Removable cup rack is included and is easily installed. The cup rack can also be left off if you require a little less height on your machine.
  • Integrated PID: Not so secretly hidden inside the drip tray and available for control over your brewing temperature.
  • Control Light: Located at the bottom left corner of the machine, this light illuminates green when the machine is on and flashes when the water level is low.
  • Large Water Reservoir: Via the separate lid, easily access the removable water reservoir without clearing your cups from the cup warmer.
  • Hot Water: Both the Rocket Giotto & Cellini Premium Plus with PID feature a sturdy hot water wand for instant Americanos or hot chocolate (for the sweet tooth in the house!).
  • Easy Clean Steam Wand - The internally insulated steam wand makes wiping milk off after frothing a breeze.
  • Contemporary Design - Rocket’s distinctive design may have you feeling like you’re brewing espresso on a piece of modern art.
  • Excellent Frothing Power - The Giotto's steam wand froths an ideal consistency for budding baristas to perfect their latte art.
  • Not Cool Touch - While we love how the steam wand is well insulated so milk doesn't burn on the outside, this does not mean the wand is cool touch. After frothing, be careful not to directly touch the wand as it can be hot.
  • Stiff Water Tank - The water reservoir is removable, but requires some muscle to detach from the machine.
How Does it Compare? The Rocket Giotto Premium Plus with PID is essentially a Giotto Premium Plus V2, with an integrated PID for temperature control.
Tips and Tricks What Your PID Is Trying to Tell You:
  • If your PID display says "off," this also means the heating element is off and will not warm in this mode.
  • If your PID displays a dot at the bottom right corner, this means the heating element is being powered.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Rocket Espresso
Width With Cup Rail: 13.0 inches | Without Cup Rail: 13.0 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
Watts 1350W
Programmability PID
Case Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches
Boiler Volume 1.8 liter
Reservoir Size 98 ounces
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 11 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 11 minutes
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger
NSF Certified No
Pod Friendly No
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Stainless Steel

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Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Giotto 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
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 Giotto 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 and clean the filter basket each week.
  • Keep the stainless-steel casing shiny with a microfiber cloth.

User Manuals for your Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus with PID


8 Months In ReviewReview by Daniel
This machine was quite the upgrade for me as I'm coming from a Breville single boiler machine.

I'm using the Compak K3 with this machine and have really enjoyed both.
*However, the single most important piece of equipment in my opinion is the $20 scale to get the consistent dose and extractions. This machine as well as the Compak grinder will make terrible coffee far easier than they will make you good coffee. Weigh your grinds, and the extraction you're brewing.*

When this machine is given the time to heat up, and really get hot, it produces some great coffee. The build quality is excellent, you notice that right away as picking this thing up requires some strength.

Anytime I'm running water through the group, I always run it straight into a little cup. The drip tray will fill up extremely quick, and with how beautiful this machine looks, it also helps keep it looking clean.

I do enjoy the steaming power. It's quite the upgrade from any machine I've had. I do however not enjoy how fast the machine runs out of steaming power. (If you're brewing and steaming simultaneously) I regularly make a double shot latte and steam my small amount of milk at the same time, and by the time I've pulled the wand out and go to purge it, the steaming power is pretty weak.

Overall if you're a home barista looking to step your game up, this machine is a great purchase.
(Posted on 8/7/2015)
Love Love Love!!!Review by Jason
Normally I don't write reviews, at least positive ones anyways, you know how usually you feel compelled to write a review when something negative happens. However, I really feel I need to put in my 2 cents on this machine. I've only been brewing my own espresso for just under a year, born from tired of paying $5 dollars for a latte and figured a with a small investment I could do something comparable on my own.

I started with a Rancilio Silvia and Rocky grinder, at the time it was more than I wanted to spend but the entry level into something that could pull decent quality. After 10 months with the Silvia, I grew tired of having to wait to steam or pull shots with the single boiler. That brought me to the Giotto. Let's be honest, this is A LOT to spend on a coffee maker for residential use. After much research, I decided that the Giotto Premium Plus was indeed the next level and would afford me the ability to steam and pull shots at the same time. That's really the main reason I went ahead with the purchase.

What I wasn't prepared for was how beautiful it is and how amazing it looks in my kitchen. This thing is solid, pretty heavy, like a luxury car. My very first shot, I used the bottomless portafilter, VST 20g basket instead of the stock one, Bar Nine beans and the quality was as good as anything at the coffee shops from the LaMarzocco machines. I truly thought the only way I would get that level of taste was if I spent 15k on a professional machine. This is as good and a fraction of the cost. I look forward to many years of use on this machine.

Skip past the Silvia and go straight to Rocket, the quality from the Silvia is good, don't get me wrong, but it's not Coffee Shop good. If this is an appliance you plan on having in your life for decades, its worth it. (Posted on 7/17/2015)
Water Tank woes solved!Review by Honey
I absolutely love my Rocket. Have had it since mid-November and use it every day. Removing the water tank however, was a big challenge. Neither my husband nor I could easily remove it for cleaning. We both pulled from each end but our fingers kept slipping off without a nudge from the water tank. Water pumps proved useful, but still were not an acceptable solution.

Then came the revelation: We put pure silicon gel around the gasket. It is the only substance we know of that could withstand the high temperatures. Voila', since doing so, the water tank can now be removed and replaced with only one human power needed! Yes, silicon is expensive, but you can purchase a very small quantity. Hope others find this tip useful. (Posted on 2/23/2015)
It's not Rocket ScienceReview by Melanie
We moved and had to part with our reliable Nuovel Simonelle 15 year old pro machine. The Oscar, it's foray into theoconsumer market place seemed like a great replacement. Giving up a plumbed in machine for a reservoir is always a leap of faith. I had done extensive research and the Rocket had some more uptodate features but I wasn't sure. A long talk with the experts at Seattle which features both machines convinced me. We took the Rocket. It arrived, we plugged it in, started it up and it flooded. The coffee mavens at Seattle were appalled. The replacement was on its way before we delivered the defective one to Fedex. The machine is a relevation! Coffee is tastier,milk achieves a thickness we didn't know was possible and the people at Seattle are there to answer even our dumbest questions. (Posted on 8/18/2014)
nice espresso makeReview by Valerie
Bought mine about 10 years ago. It has had no problems and makes great espresso beverages. (Posted on 6/8/2014)
Rocket Espresso Giotto V3 - Magnificent!Review by Tomasi
I was really bummed when I burned up my trusty Rancilio Silvia, though I admit I'd been thinking about upgrading her for a while. I did some research and settled on Giotto... and I'm glad I did! Of course the price tag was daunting, but the machine is just extraordinary (though SCG DID have the best price I could find). I pumped about 6oz of beans through it dialing in my grind and tamp, and I'm pulling better shots than I ever did with poor deceased Silvia. HINT: it took me a while to figure out how to actually use the pump pressure gauge to help with that dialing in process. Don't forget it's there! Could have gotten it right much faster if I'd paid attention earlier.

Steaming is great too; that boiler is a beast. And because of the heat exchanger I can now do our morning combo of a double espresso for me and latte for my wife in about 1/4 the time.

And it looks great on my countertop! (Posted on 4/14/2014)

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