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La Marzocco GS/3 - Brad Flotten's Review
Posted: February 1, 2015, 8:31am
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La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine
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Arrow The La Marzocco GS/3 has 13 Reviews
Arrow The La Marzocco GS/3 has been rated 9.00 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 23, 2007.
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Jay Millar 8.60
Steven Zaat 8.58
Max N. 8.40
Sylvain Barbeau 8.33
Stuart Brady 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: GS/3 Manual
Manufacturer: La Marzocco Srl Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $6,900.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Clive Coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: The Rolex of espresso machines
Positive Product Points

Working parts are of the highest quality and shot quality is just as good. A real prosumer machine

Negative Product Points

PID controls are a bit of a learning curve

Detailed Commentary

This is the Rolex of espresso machines, costs as much as one too! Like Rolex, LM has a history of making industry leading products with a great attention to detail. They didn't skimp on quality when then decided to make a machine for the home. Most of the parts they use can be found on their high end commercial machines and craftsmanship is also equal.
Note that as this is essentially a mini version of the machines found in cafes (GS3 can also be used commercially), it requires regular maintenance. The good news is, you can do this yourself easily ordering parts and following videos found on YouTube.

Buying Experience

Excellent. Clive Coffee has great service

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