No worries at all Leo. The GS3 (both AV and MP) has a slower flow rate (water debit) than the Synchronika, so the GS3 is potentially more forgiving than the Synchronika which is a plus. (The GS3 has a 0.6mm gicleur compared to the Synchronika's 0.7mm (possibly a 0.8mm).leonelbego wrote: Oh woow thanks Ben. I do appreciate your reply. You basically did what I am wanting to do now already
I know (or maybe) that the taste in the cup probably won't be much different if I get the GS3 AV, but I do not want to go to the MP, I like more the simplicity of pressing a knob and that's it, I am sure the profiling thingy on the MP will be overwhelming for me...
The most impressive for me on the GS3 AV compared to my Synchronika is the steam, that thing is a beast, the hot water dispenser is super good and I like that the machine is a little "lower" than the Synchronika. So there are plenty of things that I love on the GS3 AV compared to the Synchronika but not sure if that would be sufficient to justified the upgrade.
I love the colors on yours, I was thinking if I would were to get the GS3 to upgraded with the walnut wood panels and the other wooden things....
I honestly not sure what to do. Is the GS3 AV meant to be for super knowledgeable home barista people? Cause I am not, I know the basics and I'm a enthusiastic but I only make 2-3 coffees a day during the week and more on the weekends....
Did you decide to upgrade from your Synchronika yo the GS3 only for the Manual profiling? Any cons that you could tell me on the GS3 in general?
Thanks again Ben,
You certainly don't need to be a pro to warrant owning a GS3. It's actually a great machine to learn on because it's so thermally stable and therefore consistent. Meaning that the main variables will be at the barista end. No more guessing if a particular change in the cup was a result of the grouphead being slightly hotter or cooler than before etc.
If you decide to take the plunge and go for the GS3, I'm sure you'd enjoy the machine as long as you know why you're upgrading and what your expecting from it.
Steaming is essentially endless - you could steam all day in a cafe environment without an issue. The most milk based drinks I've made in succession was 7, and the steam boiler pressure had recovered back to its set pressure well before I'd finished pouring the milk into the espresso each time.
Regarding any cons with the GS3, the only thing I can think of is that the spare parts are relatively expensive.
I made a bunch of different colour designs to see what went best, settled on the cream in the end but here's a few for you to see..