October 25, 2019

How The Quick Mill Rubino Compares To The Anita Evo

Disclaimer - the Quick Mill Rubino is exclusive to Cliff & Pebble in the United States.

Two incredibly similar heat exchangers from the same manufacturer. At slightly different price points, which machine is right for you? We compare both machines to help give you a better idea of what it's like to own one of these beauties. Should you want more personal assistance, do not ever be afraid to contact an espresso nut today! 



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Quick Mill Rubino vs. Quick Mill Anita Evo

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Let's Get Technical

  Quick Mill Anita Evo Quick Mill Rubino
Price ($ USD) $1,595 $1,499
Made In Italy Italy
Height 15.75 inches

14.4 inches

Width 11.5 inches 10.8 inches
Depth 18.25 inches 17.7 inches
Weight 47 pounds 44 pounds
HOUSING
Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
WATER RESERVOIR
Plumbable No No
Capacity 3 liters 3 liters
Material Plastic Plastic
Low Water Sensor Yes Yes
BOILER
Design Heat Exchanger Heat Exchanger
Material Copper Copper
Capacity 1.6 liters 1.8 liters
Insulated Yes Yes
Heating Element 1400 W 1500 W
Automatic Fill  Yes Yes
PUMP
Type Vibratory Vibratory
Recommended Brew Pressure 9 bars  9 bars
Adjustable Yes (pressurestat) Yes (thermostat)

Pressure Gauge Situation

"Do I need both a brew and steam pressure gauge?"

Perhaps the biggest difference between these two machines is the pressure gauges. The Rubino comes solely with a steam pressure gauge where the Anita Evo contains both a steam AND brew gauge. So, what does this mean for you? 

In our opinion, if you're someone who has never had a prosumer espresso machine before, having that brew pressure gauge would be a massive convenience and a wonderful aid to helping you see what you're doing wrong in terms of preparing your espresso shots (grind, dosage, tamping pressure, etc). Without it, you won't be able to see your bar count during extraction. Being able to see what's going on inside your machine during use can tell you so much about what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong.  

When comparing these two machines, the main question you need to ask yourself is - "is having that brew gauge worth the extra $96. If yes, opt for the Anita Evo. If no, save yourself the money and go with the Rubino. 

1500 Watt (Rubino) Heating Element vs. 1400 W (Anita Evo)

"is a 100 watt difference worth caring about?"

Not really. The Rubino may heat up faster and hold heat a bit better however the difference won't really be noticeable.  

The Rubino Is Smaller

Are you working with limited counter space? Is that significant other of yours already skeptical about investing in a prosumer machine? What we love about the Rubino is it's size. Compact, yet powerful, and quiet (insulated boiler). A 1.35" difference in height may seem small but do some measuring beforehand - it may make ALL the difference. 

Rubino - 14.4" H x 10.8 W x 17.7" D, 44 pounds

Anita Evo - 15.75" H x 11.5" W x 18.25" D, 47 pounds

Reservoir Access

Something that often goes overlooked when purchasing an espresso machine is re-filling that reservoir. While both machines contain automatic re-fill (the boilers will automatically take water from the reservoir when it senses low water levels), getting to that reservoir can be tricky on some machines - the Rubino is one of them. 

On the Rubino, you have to remove the top panel of the machine to access the reservoir where on the Anita there is a hinged cover providing you direct, easy access without having to remove anything. 

 


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