Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V Espresso Machine

 

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  • – Classic Italian Styling
  • – Built by Hand in Milan, Italy
  • – PID-controlled Heat Exchanger
  • – Adjustable Feet

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Overview

Perfect your palazzo with the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V Espresso Machine! This scaled-down centerpiece takes all its design cues from classic Italian machines—sloping lines, hand-polished steel and an exposed E61 group—while its internals are tuned for the requirements of home espresso. A heat-exchange boiler offers side-by-side brewing and steaming, with the capacity for multiple drinks at a time. An integrated PID adds easy access to temperature control for those looking to coax the most out of their favorite roasts. And, its internals are chock-full of professional quality components designed to last for years of use.

Features and Functionality

  • Built by Hand - The Giotto Type V is designed and built by hand in Milan, Italy.
  • Steel Case - The Giotto's bold, angular case, removable cup rail, drip tray and feet are all a rust-resistant stainless steel.
  • PID Controller - Placed behind the drip tray, this PID controller replaces the pressurestat of other machine and offers more stable temperatures in the steam boiler.
  • Heat-exchange Boiler - A 1.8-liter steam boiler with a cold water tube running through it pulls water fresh from the reservoir. Steam pressure is calibrated at the factory to passively heat water to ideal brew temp.
  • Solenoid Valve - As big a part of the E61 group as any, the exposed tube above the drip tray syphons off back pressure for cleaner pucks and easy backflushing.
  • Two Year Warranty - We're proud to offer two years of parts and labor support for every Rocket machine purchase.
Pros
  • All the Right Angles - The tapered shape of the Giotto's case strikes a bold look in a modern kitchen.
  • PID controller - A nice touch for a bit of added temperature stability.
  • Adjustable - With two-stage adjustable feet and a removable steel cup rail, the Giotto can squeeze under or step over almost any kitchen cabinet or counter.
Cons
  • Hot Water Wand - Ultra-hot steam shot straight from the boiler makes for messy cleanup.
  • Microfiber Mandatory - The polished steel may be gorgeous, but your fingerprints all over it sure aren't.
How Does it Compare? The successor to the Giotto Premium Plus with PID, the Type V adds a stainless steel rail stock and adjustable feet for more kitchen configurations.
Tips and Tricks Keep in mind that this is a heat-exchange machine! any adjustment you make to the steam boiler will shift your brew temperature as well.

Specs

Manufacturer Rocket Espresso
Width 13.2 inches
Depth 16.5 inches
Height Adjustable 14.75 to 16.75 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 50.7000
Watts 1200W
Volts 120V
Programmability PID
Case Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches
Boiler Volume 1.8 L
Reservoir Size 2.9 L
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 15 to 30 minutes
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Stainless Steel

Q&A

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Hi ; I'm wondering if you turn of the machine, and back on ,it will keep the PID configuration from the previous set up?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
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how does the Giotto pre-infusion works?
wenhui L on Aug 15, 2017
Best Answer: For specifics on how an E61 group works, check out: https://youtu.be/2jn28YTS3OQ!

In short, E61 groups have an 'expansion chamber' that gives you a short pre-infusion stage at the half lever point. On other models, like the Evo R and R58/R60v the option to plumb in your machine gives you line pressure preinfusion, or the flow rate from your wall onto the puck of coffee.
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How much power (amps) does this machine draw - will it work at home on a standard power circuit or is it likely to pop the fuse?
Euan Lake on Jul 8, 2017
Best Answer: Hello Euan!

These are rated for a standard 15 amp circuit, so they'll be just fine in a home environment.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jul 21, 2017
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what is the pressure in bars ?

thank you!

Vesna
A shopper on Jun 18, 2017
Best Answer: Rocket Espresso Machines come equipped with an over pressure valve (OPV) that is set at 9 bars stock, but can be manually adjusted.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jun 19, 2017
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Why is a PID needed on this HX machine?
Paul K on May 31, 2017
Best Answer: Hello Paul!

A PID controller is simply more precise than a mechanical pstat for regulating pressure.

It's slightly more forgiving for repeatability (same HX shot profile, no need to 'time' your shot against the pstat click)

Adjusting temperature is much easier with an external pid interface than having to open the case and manually turn the pstat set screw.

And, at least in theory, solid state electronics like a PID controller and SSR should have a longer service life than a mechanical pstat.

Other than those reasons, it really comes down to preference. Especially as PID controllers become cheaper and more common.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jun 5, 2017
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does this machine come with a bottomless portafilter? Do you sell one?
A shopper on May 13, 2017
Best Answer: Nope, it only comes with a single and double spout portafilter! We do have bottomless portafilters available though: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/58mm-bottomless-portafilter-for-rocket-giotto-and-rocket-cellini-models
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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Rocket Espresso machines

Length: Home Use: 2 year parts and labor (R60v, R58, Evoluzione R, Type V, Appartamento, Fausto Grinder), Commercial Equipment: 1 year parts, 3 months labor

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear, read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes, for home equipment only

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services


Care and Maintenance

  • 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 Manual


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