A recognizable classic design espresso machine is the Giotto. First designed by ECM in Milan and now reimagined by Rocket. The Giotto Cronometro comes in two versions: One with Vibration pump and one with Rotary pump. This page describes the Vibration version.
The Giotto Cronometro Type V offers an effective vibration pumps that deliver a perfect slow ramp up to full pressure. The steam boiler and brew pressure gauges give you the input you need to create that perfect cappuccino. The hidden-behind-the-tray PID shows the user the temperature of the steam boiler which can easily be adjusted. And finally, the name Cronometro indicates that the machine has a discretely designed stopwatch to time your espresso shots.
Our take: The advice to “never take the lowest end model in the dealership’s car line-up” can also be applied here. For a modest up cost from the entry level model Appartamento, you get two gauges, PID temperature control, shot-timer and insulated boiler.
• Dimensions w x d x h: 335 x 420 x 400 mm
• Weight: 23 kg
• Power: 115V, 1200W, 15A