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ECM Giotto

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of ECM Giotto. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The reliability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the noise. Many are critical about the price.

usability, design, reliability, durability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the ECM Giotto is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Topfield1 (

Fantastic machine


We have had this machine for a couple of years now and it is still going great. Have had it serviced twice now. I have to remember to use the special cleaning powder more regularly; apparently it affects the taste if it's not cleaned regularly but I...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Murray (

Rocket giotto. Belissimo


It might sound soft but this machine brings joy to my mornings, and has done so for 12 mths. After nothing but grief from a breville machine (x5 under warranty) I made the plunge. Teamed with a mazzer I can make coffee better than I can buy anywhere in...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Nick (

Beautifully engineered


We have had an ECM Giotto for around ten years. It's a beautiful piece of engineering and makes excellent coffee. In ten years, we have spent around $200 in servicing to replace various seals. Prior to this, we bought a coffee machine every other year...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Alec66 (

Pretty solid gear


I have had my Giotto for 12 years. With the E61 commercial quality group head and large thermal mass it easily handles dispensing coffee and foaming milk at the same time. Excellent crema. It's only design fault is that the control circuit board is not...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul-John (



ve no doubt this machine will last many, many years if treated well. It's not a throwaway plastic fantastic Breville/Sunbeam etc. Once you've outgrown Nespresso (and sick of paying 10+ times the market price of coffee) and want the ultimate shot of...

Beautiful machine, fantastic coffee, exceptional backup from Australian distributor.

Nothing wrong. It's a lot of money but after years worth of service I have no regrets with purchase. A quality grinder is also a pre-requisite for this level of machine.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael (

An Investment in Quality


cup or double cup. We like our coffee strong and have a double shot/single cup filter and a quad shot/twin cup filter, both creme with a rich colour. The Giotto takes a little practice, but that's mostly finding the right coffee, the right grind and a...


Initial cost

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael (

An Investment in Quality


Purchased our Giotto in 2001, use it 3 times a day, occasionally more every day. Run cleaner through and flush the boiler weekly, put a new shower head and seal annually. Had a technician look at it twice in 12 years, the second time only a few weeks...


Initial cost

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Dan5195 (

An investment in your lifestyle - There is no comparison


I first found the ECM Giotto at a coffee fair 6 years before I finally bought it. I didn't buy it then because I thought it was too expensive, but now that I have it I realise I wasted 6 years of my life on mediocre coffee. Once you have this machine...


Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: SeanSheep (

The Rolls Royce of coffee machines


The Rocket (nee ECM) Giotto is one of the best made machines I have ever owned. It is most a machine than an appliance, as I can see it easily lasting 15 or 20 years. It is stable, easy to use (for a semi-automatic machine) and forgiving of technique....

Reliable, stable, beautiful


Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Steve2020 (

I wake up to it everyday


I had a Rancilio Silva for 7 years and upgraded to the Giotto Rocket. What a beaut machine. The Dealer in Melbourne I bought it off had bench tested and calibrated the unit before delivery. This HX model is classy, precise, and makes a top coffee. You...

Precise, classy, pleasure to use

Water collection tray could have been a little deeper, but you can plumb it if you so wish

Aug, 2012