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Welcome to our Rocket Home Espresso Machines Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, we’ve compiled a list of common questions and answers to help you better understand our home espresso machines.

If you’re considering purchasing a Rocket home espresso machine, you probably have some questions about how it works, what extra equipment you need, and how to maintain it. We’ve got you covered! Our FAQs cover everything from when you open the box to where to get your machine serviced when needed.

We understand that investing in a home espresso machine is a big decision, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed choice. Our Rocket home espresso machines are known for their quality and durability, and we’re confident that you’ll be satisfied with your purchase.

So, take a look at our FAQs and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions. We’re here to help you make the best possible espresso at home!


Most frequent questions and answers for all Rocket Espresso Machines (Excluding Grinders)

Yes every model in the Rocket Espresso range has a tank that can be hand filled with water.

Sure you can brew your coffee and steam your milk at the same time with no performance loss.

No every model can be hand filled with water, the models that are equipped with a Rotary pump have the capability to be connected to the mains water if you wish. 

Heating up happens in two phases, firstly the boiler will heat up, building pressure inside. Your gauge or (manometer) will move up to or just below the green area, steam will be present & hot water but now we must ensure the E61 group head ( beautifully built ) gets up to temperature otherwise our shots of espresso will not brew correctly. The complete heating up process usually takes between 15-20 mins. 

So there is a hack for this one, speeding up your heating process is not really practical but we have discovered through experience that you can fit an electronic timer to your power socket ( follow the manufacturers guidelines) and then program your morning/daily routine into the timer so then your machine is always up to temperature when it matters the most.  

Here at we have a fully kitted out coffee machine service centre with a full compliment of highly trained coffee technicians who will assess, service or even fix your Rocket Espresso machine when the need arises.

In most models it is very similar, here is an example of the contents that come with your Rocket coffee machine : Single espresso handle/portafilter, double espresso handle/portafilter, a group head brush for cleaning, a blank metal disc for cleaning, an instruction book, a USB to help with pulling shot & foaming milk, green Rocket polishing cloth, some cleaning tablets, the drip tray is in the separate internal box, a tamper and some Rocket stickers.

The standard three pin plug to suit the Irish standard socket of 230 VOLT AC.


Most frequent questions and answers for all Appartamento Machines

The Appartamento uses a vibration pump that is very effective but not adjustable

Unfortunately it cannot be connected the water mains.

Yes a metal cup rail comes in the box.


Most frequent questions and answers for all Cronometro R Machines

Once they are the same version, for example both Cronometro “R” or both Cronometro “V” then it is just the side panels to choose from. The overall spec of the machines are identical and it is then just to decide if you prefer straight sides as on the Mozzafiato or angled sides as on the Giotto.

Yes the Crononmetro “R” comes fitted with a PID/ small lcd screen hidden behind the drip tray.

Yes on the left hand side a little up from the drip tray, it activates as you pull up the brew handle so you can then time how long you brew your espresso shot for.

They are adjustable, lowering the machine if you wish.