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La Marzocco GS3 vs. Slayer Espresso

When you’re on the search for a high-end commercial espresso machine for home use or a small café, two brands that may capture your attention are La Marzocco and Slayer. These two companies are well-known in the specialty coffee industry for exceptional performance and details that make all the difference. Interested in comparing single group machines by La Marzocco and Slayer? Here, we offer a comparison of the GS3 by La Marzocco and the Single Group Espresso Machine by Slayer: 

La Marzocco GS3 Specs

The La Marzocco GS3 is available in auto-volumetric and manual paddle configurations, both with a single saturated group head. This machine is equipped with a dual boiler and PID temperature controller for stability. Its rotary pump can operate via direct plumb or an internal reservoir, offering flexibility to the user. 

The manual paddle version of this machine features a conical valve system that offers an enhanced level of control over the pressure involved in pre-infusion and extraction. Like other La Marzocco products, the GS3 is beautifully styled and available in a plethora of sleek color combinations. With a small footprint, the GS3 is a space-saver on the bar. 

Both versions feature IoT technology and can be connected to La Marzocco’s app. From your smartphone, you’ll have the ability to power the machine on or off, create a schedule, set boiler temperature, and more. 

Slayer Single Group Espresso Machine Specs

Slayer’s newest version of the Single Group Espresso Machine is an eye-catcher. This product is longer in width (but shorter in height) than the GS3 and is well-suited to professional use in specialty cafés. Although both machines discussed here are for the serious barista, Slayer products are built to order and hand-assembled in the U.S. 

Its glass touchscreen display makes this model’s many features incredibly simple to navigate. Via the touchscreen, the user can set the temperature, monitor steam tank pressure, and activate the automated group cleaning system. Designed primarily for smaller commercial settings, this machine is direct plumb only. 

An excellent commercial espresso machine plays a critical role in the quality of your beverages. Whether you need a single group commercial machine for home use or a smaller shop, both La Marzocco and Slayer have great options to consider. 

If you’re looking for a product with a narrower width and IoT capabilities, the GS3 may be the best fit. For home users or business owners who need a stylish espresso machine with real wood accents, Slayer’s single group machine is sure to turn heads while delivering impressive results. Ultimately, each of these light commercial or prosumer machines have merits that make them uniquely appealing. Both are capable of turning ground coffee into a magical espresso beverage that you (or your customers) will love. 

Have questions regarding the La Marzocco GS3 or Slayer Single Group Espresso Machine? We’re here to answer them. Whether you’d like to learn more about one of these products or additional coffeehouse supplies, contact our team. We’d love to assist you in finding your dream machine. 



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