Pro 600 VS Brewtus IV
- The 'fit and finish' on the Pro 600 is definitely there. You can tell it's a better made product no question.
- Built-in shot timer. This is one of those things that "don't really matter" until you have one and then you never want to not have one lol.
I had a magnet timer with the Brewtus but a built-in timer that's activated by the lever is very, very handy.
-Boilers are a little smaller so I'm predicting a quicker heat up time. I'll measure both during the video review. I only make 1 to 2 at a time so quicker heat up time is a big bonus for me.
- Steam pressure is crazy good! I only have it set to 1.6-1.7 bar but it goes to 2 which is a lot of steaming power!
- Valves seem easier to operate. I could be mistaken but I think the Pro 600 has 'sprung valves' and the Brewtus has 'regular valves'? I notice the Pro 600's are easier to turn on and off for some reason. I would really like to upgrade to joysticks maybe in the near future, not sure yet.
- Water reservoir seems thicker and made of 'higher grade' plastic? I can't verify the materials but the Pro 600 just feels like better plastic. The Brewtus water reservoir still has a strange plastic smell to it. The Pro 600 did not, even fresh out of the box.
Sette 270 WI VS Ceado e6p v2
- My Sette had a HUGE static issue! No idea why as others have seen my video and said theirs isn't like that. It is winter here in Michigan so maybe the inside heat is creating more static and the Sette is just sensitive to it?
The Ceado doesn't have any noticeable static issue that I can see.
- Grinding into the portafilter. Seems like a simple request right? With the Sette I had to grind into the included plastic cup as going direct into the portafilter would splatter grounds ALL OVER the cupboard! Mainly due to the static issue I think but it was bad. The Ceado lets me grind direct into the PF no problem at all.
-Noise. The Ceado is much quieter than the Sette.
** I did have to dial in the Ceado as out of the box it was set at 0 and was way too fine. It would barely come out and almost choked the unit. Now that it's dialed in it comes out very nice in the middle of the PF.
- Build quality is obviously much better in the Caedo.
** I think the Sette 270wi is a great unit, maybe I just got a dud or it somehow attracted a LOT of static from our house. But as I'll show in the video it's just not working out very well in my house compared to the Ceado, which seems to function 'normally'.
Minor dislikes (cons)
- This is trivial and subjective lol, but the Brewtus bottom mounted single hole steam tip could point right in my sink for quick steam bursts to clear the wand. The 'new angled' wand on the Pro 600 doesn't really point left of the machine. It kind of goes straight down. Also the 2-hole tip can't focus in 1 direction but on the flip side the 2-hole tip steams much quicker than the 1 hole beginner tip so.......
- gauges. I wish the gauges were near the top instead of the bottom. Just a bit easier to see but no big deal though.
On the Ceado
- Hopper is clear. Why wouldn't it be tinted or UV restricting? Isn't sunlight bad for beans? I could always make something and also they get refilled every couple of days but why not a tinted more 'blacked out' hopper?
The upcoming video will reveal things in much greater detail but that's been my observation so far. I just got the unit today and after about 5-6 dial in shots, I am producing a nice shot from the Pro 600 (to my liking anyway).