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gibson00
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 7:01am
Subject: Rocket Cellini vs Giotto......Can't decide!!!
 

Sale prices are very close on these (Premium V2's)......can't decide which to get!!
Has anyone bought the Giotto, and found that due to the sides, it is too bulky looking for your kitchen??
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 7:53am
Subject: Re: Rocket Cellini vs Giotto......Can't decide!!!
 

which grade machines are those...evoluzione? plus? classic? professionale?  Also, if you can determine the differences between the two machines you're looking at, that would help people who don't specifically know the intricacies of the Rocket line help you.

 
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 8:27am
Subject: Re: Rocket Cellini vs Giotto......Can't decide!!!
 

The Giotto looks great in my kitchen. I get a lot of comments on the machine's looks when people come over.  The Cellini looks great too, but it looks like every other espresso machine out there. The Giotto is unique in its styling and that's why I bought it.
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 9:13am
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emradguy Said:

which grade machines are those...evoluzione? plus? classic? professionale?  Also, if you can determine the differences between the two machines you're looking at, that would help people who don't specifically know the intricacies of the Rocket line help you.

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Hey there, it is the 'plus' line.  Rocket Giotto/Cellini Premium Plus V2.
My understanding is that the only difference between the two are the two metal 'wings' attached to the outside of the Giotto, no functional differences.
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 10:13am
Subject: Re: Rocket Cellini vs Giotto......Can't decide!!!
 

So, you're saying it's totally an aesthetic decision. Cool.  I was wondering because I tried looking at specs and any other materials I could find on the Rocket site and I couldn't figure out it out.

 
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 6:00am
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emradguy Said:

So, you're saying it's totally an aesthetic decision. Cool.  I was wondering because I tried looking at specs and any other materials I could find on the Rocket site and I couldn't figure out it out.

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Yup, aesthetic for sure!  Price diff is only $50.  Pretty sure I'm gonna go with the Giotto.  :)
Despite my initial concerns, I'm probably going to pair it with a Vario grinder (was originally leaning towards a Compak K3).

Cheers
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 8:25pm
Subject: Re: Rocket Cellini vs Giotto......Can't decide!!!
 

They only differ on the outer design. The giotto has angular sides while the cellini has straight lines. Also the cellini has a slightly bigger cup warmer area.

I had the same decission problem choosing on evoluzione v2.
I warched several videos and photos trying to decide. In the end I decided I like the simplicity of the cellini design and the bigger cup warming area on top.
So I am now waiting for my machine to arrive!
Paired it with a Macap MXD Extreme!
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 1:52am
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Giotto is pretty good IMHO :)
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 5:06am
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yiannis550 Said:

Paired it with a Macap MXD Extreme!

Posted May 15, 2014 link

Just googled that.  I assume you are not in Canada?  That sounds like a great grinder, but not widely available!

I've pretty much settled on the Giotto Premium Plus V2 with the Vario grinder. What I am having trouble deciding is whether to order from Creative Coffee, or IDrinkCoffee.
Prices are essentially the same, but one is offering a $100 coupon towards future purchases, the other seems to have had better communication with me.  When looking to spend $2500 on a coffee machine/grinder, you'd think retailers could respond to emails with more than brief one line responses....  Doesn't really leave me with a positive feeling.
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 6:11am
Subject: Re: Rocket Cellini vs Giotto......Can't decide!!!
 

yiannis550 Said:

They only differ on the outer design.

Posted May 15, 2014 link

That's right: different casing and price, but same (technical) innards. Both prosumer HX machines, capable of brewing excellent espresso.

The Evolutione on the other hand has a rotary pump and can be switched from water tank to plumbing.

 
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