La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine :: Original Automatic
The GS3 dramatically resets the gold standard for performance among all espresso machines.
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La Marzocco GS/3
The La Marzocco GS/3 dramatically resets the gold standard for performance among all espresso machines. Its performance meets and surpasses the finest high volume machines on the market today. In surprisingly small footprint, with water reservoir or plumb-in options, the GS3 suits high-end home use and has sufficient steam power and performance for many commercial applications including restaurants, catering, and professional offices.
The automatic version of the GS/3 uses programmable buttons to control the flow and water and pressure through the grouphead via an internal valve. Pre-infusion allows you to bring out different flavor components which affect the balance and body of the shot, and produce a rounder, softer espresso that highlights brightness, sweetness and delicate notes.
Double boiler espresso machines have one boiler each for steam and espresso. You can steam and pull shots simultaneously. Additionally, the steam boiler has a dedicated power switch, which gives the user the option to provide power only to the group head boiler if milk steaming won’t be necessary. Double boilers typically control the temperature digitally for the most consistent temperature. If you want the best, consider a double boiler.
Visit our Espresso Machine Buyers Guide for more information on boiler types.
PID Temperature Control:
A PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) controller closely monitors and electronically regulates the water temperature at the brew group. A PID sends short bursts of power to your boiler, keeping the temperature within a very narrow range. With a machine like the Izzo Duetto, you can control the temperature to within 1 degree of accuracy. Heat exchangers cannot be used with a PID, and instead rely on a mechanical pressurestat to regulate temperature. Single boilers can have PID control, and are an upgrade option on machines like the Quick Mill Alexia.
PIDs are not required for a good espresso shot, but they do allow you to precisely dial in your brew temperature. This is especially important for single origin espressos and straight shot enthusiasts.
Automatic Brew Group:
With the automatic brew group, the user has indirect control over the profiling of each shot extraction. Pre-infusion and shot volumes must be programmed.
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PID Temperature Control
- A closed loop temperature controler gives the user remakable control over espresso extraction and steam.
- When paired with a PID, isolated boilers provide superior temperature precision and predictability.
Automatic Brew Group
- Volumetric espresso extraction that allows programmable control over shot profiling.
- Dual boiler:
- Dedicated boilers for steam and espresso mean that recovery time is rapid and temperature stability is excellent.
- Saturated Brew Group:
- With a direct connection to the brew boiler, saturated groups can provide exceptional thermal stability.
- Temperature control:
- The PID temperature controler gives the user remakable control and precision over espresso extraction.
- Volumetric Extraction:
- Unlike the paddle version, expresso extraction on the automatic is volumetric and must be programmed.
- To fully utilize this functionality, the machine must be plumbed.
- Digital Programming:
- Programming is not always intuitive. If you have a question, give us a call. We are more than happy to help.
- Dual Boilers
- 3.5 L water reservoir
- Cool Touch steam and hot water wands
- Multi-directional steam wand
- Hot water dispenser
- Internal volumetric pump
- Programmable temperature increments of .1 Degree F
- Multifunction keypads
- Digital LCD display
- Brew Boiler: 1.5 L
- Steam Boiler: 3.5 L
- 110 Volt
- 15 amp
- 1600 watt
- CE & NSF Approvals
- Plumb-in-kit is optional
- Shipped on a pallet via common carrier
- Please note that we cannot expedite shipping on this machine
- For downloadable product manual, click here.
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