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October 03, 2017 2 Comments

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We're often asked to compare the Quick Mill Andreja Premium to other brands & models - especially Rocket. Today, we put the Andreja to the test & compare it to the most comparable models, including those from Rocket Espresso Milano. You wanted a Quick Mill Andreja Premium vs Rocket and now you've got it!

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Quick Mill Andreja Premium Features

Let us begin by quickly going over the main features of this beauty from Quick Mill.

  • Heat Exchanger - brew & steam simultaneously 
  • Insulated Copper Boiler - quieter than ever, built to last
  • New Sirai Pressure State
  • Vibratory Pump
  • E61 Commercial-Grade Group Head
  • Compact Design
  • Made in Italy

Key Features

Heat Exchanger

You'll be brewing and steaming in no time - at the same time! Heat exchangers not only ensure thermal stability (a vital component to making quality espresso on a consistent basis) but they allow the user to both brew and steam at the same time. 

Ulka 52 Watt Vibratory Pump with Pulsar and thermal overload protection

Typically, a vibratory pump will mean louder operation. The vibratory pump on the Quick Mill Andreja Premium contains pulsar designed to reduce the noise level. In addition to this feature, the pump contains thermal overload protection to prevent the machine from overheating increasing the lifespan of your espresso machine. 

insulated copper boiler

Built to last, wrapped to keep the noise level down. Copper boilers will extend the life of your machine. An insulated boiler will reduce noise. Unlike some of it's single boiler, heat-exchanging competitors, like the Rocket Appartamento, the Andreja Premium is much quieter. 

Nice Features

  • Commercial grade valves
  • Commercial portafilters
  • Easy access to boiler drain
  • Boiling filing indicator light
  • #304 stainless steel construction
  • Hinged cover to water tank
  • Boiler & Group pressure gauge (unlike some Rocket models)
  • Thermosiphon water circulation system

Quick Mill Andreja Premium vs. Rocket

Most comparable models the the Andreja Premium:

*the last 2 machines listed above (type v's) are the same exact machine. They just have different body styles* 

Quick Mill Andreja Premium vs. Rocket Appartamento

$1,695 vs. $1,550

Both models have: 

  • Vibratory Pumps
  • Copper boilers (Appartamento is NOT insulated, though)
  • Heat Exchangers
  • E61 Group Head
  • Commercial-grade portafilters
  • Thermosiphon
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Made it Italy

What the Andreja has that the Appartamento doesn't:

  • Insulated boiler
  • Pulsar & thermal overload protection
  • Larger drip tray
  • Larger boiler
  • More powerful pump 
  • 1400W heating element
  • Dual gauges (Appartamento only has a steam pressure gauge)

What the Appartamento has that the Andreja Premium doesn't:

  • Small footprint
  • Copper/White inserts (purely decorative)
  • Cheaper price point ($1,550)
  • Included metal tamper (Quick Mill places a plastic piece of junk in their boxes)

Neither machine contains PID temperature control but does this matter

Our Opinion

The Andreja Premium certainly is more machine for not much more money (+$145). The biggest benefits will be the insulated boiler for a quieter operation, dual gauges (believe me, this is nice) and the pulsar technology. 

What we love about the Appartamento is the size & appearance - the thing is gorgeous and will fit anywhere. Those copper/white panels, though - HOT!

Usability - we'll call this a draw as each machine is incredibly easy to use and get the hang of. It's worth mentioning that the Andreja Premium can also be fitted with joysticks instead of the standard knobs.


Quick Mill Andreja Premium vs. Rocket Espresso Type V's

$1,695 vs. $1950-$1995

Both models have:

  • Vibratory pumps
  • Insulated copper boilers
  • Heat Exchangers
  • E61 Group Head
  • Commercial-grade portafilters
  • Thermosiphon
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Made in Italy

What the Andreja has that the Type V's don't:

  • Pulsar & thermal overload protection
  • Larger drip tray
  • 52 watt pump vs 41 watt on Rocket
  • 1400W heating element (vs. 1200W on the Rockets)

What the Type V's have that the Andreja doesn't:

  • PID
  • Larger boiler (1.8 liter vs. 1.6 liter)
  • Two body style options (Mozzafiato and Giotto)
  • Maintains temperature longer
  • Better steam pressure

Our Opinion

We sell plenty of both of these models and in all honesty, no one is complaining about the choice they made. Rocket people love their Rocket, Quick Mill people love their Quick Mill. 

If you're someone who makes drinks one after the other often (dinner party, large family, etc) seriously consider the Andreja Premium as it has a larger drip tray. Other than boiler size, the Type Vs contain PID while the Andreja doesn't. This is a great feature allowing you to adjust boiler temperature with the touch of a button. 


Next in line would be the the Rocket Giotto/Mozzafiato Evoluzione Rs. It's tough to compare to these guys as the Evo Rs contain rotary pumps (the main difference) and, new to 2017, now contain PID. In our opinion, the Evo line from Rocket is a step above an Andreja Premium. If you're willing to shell out the extra dough, go for it!

2 Responses

Cliff & Pebble
Cliff & Pebble

March 12, 2019

Hi Glenn!

We’re referring to the Evoluzione line from Rocket. Our apologies – this was definetly confusing. Thank you for pointing it out!

Cliff & Pebble

Glenn
Glenn

March 11, 2019

“In our opinion, the Evo line from Rocket is a step above an Andreja Premium. If you’re willing to shell out the extra dough, go for it!”

The Evo (I think it means ‘evolution’) line is from Quick Mill, maker of the Andreja Premium. I don’t understand what you’re trying to say.

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