The Ascaso Steel Uno Professional is a trailblazer in the league of home espresso machines.
Version 3 boasts various enhancements from the initial version:
a) A 3.35-inch increase in cup height between portafilter and dip tray.
b) Water reservoir is easier to clean and refill with its lateral removable feature. Made with clear material, it enables you to check the water level from the right side of the machine.
c) Now made of stainless steel, the steam wand is multi-directional and features a cool touch, which lets you handle the wand after steaming milk.
d) The wand is equipped with a rubber protector that enables holding it for a longer time.
e) The nickel-plated, 325cL brass boiler incorporates a specialized three-way solenoid valve.
f) The 58mm portafilter allows a 10-degree tilt to provide ergonomic handling.
g) The portafilter handle features a non-slip grip.
h) The machine is equipped with a solid aluminum tamper.
i) The filter baskets are thoroughly polished and are characterized by microfine, smooth holes that allow better extraction compared to previous baskets.
Warranty: 2-year parts and labor provided by My Espresso Shop
Brushed stainless steel finished body over a black enamel painted steel frame.
Water reservoir removable from the right SIDE of the machine
Nickel-plated brass boiler capacity: ~325cc.
Brass boiler is located directly over the brass grouphead for superior temperature stability compared to boilers that are offset from the grouphead.
Ergonomic-styled brass filter handle with plastic grip.
Slide out drip tray made of plastic for easy cleaning (please note drip tray cover is part of machine). Front portion of pull out drip tray is in brushed stainless steel.
Four selection switches: power on/off, espresso extracting, hot water, and coffee/steam mode.
Vent in top rear of machine allow heat near water reservoir to escape.
Blue lights (left to right) indicate power, heating (on when heating in coffee or steam mode), pump for hot water on, and steam mode (on when machine is in steam mode).
Three-way solenoid valve allows the immediate removal of the filter handle when the espresso extraction is completed. The three way valve also allows the user to backflush the grouphead.
Multi-directional steam wand allows the desired angle of the steam wand into the steaming pitcher (recommended size 20 oz or less) on counter or placement over drip tray.
Passive cup warmer on top with side guard rails (top back rail was removed for the US market)
Measurements: ~11" W (including steam knob) or ~14" with steam wand extended out to side by ~14.0" H (including rail) in rear and ~15" H in front (including rail) by ~11.5" D from back panel to front of inserted drip tray and ~16.5 from back to tip of portafilter handle".
Water tank: 2 liters.
Body: Brushed stainless steel.
Recommended tamper size: 58mm.
Weight: ~28.5 lbs including accessories
Voltage: 120 volts
Power: 1000 watts
Pump Pressure: up to 16 bar (only 9 bar is needed to make espresso).
Temperature controlled with coffee thermostat and steam thermostat placed on boiler wall
Accessories Included: filter handle with dual spouts, single cup filter basket, double cup filter basket, aluminum tamper (57mm), pod filter basket, instruction manual, and quick start guide.
Made in Barcelona, Spain. Please note that inside Ascaso's 21st century warehouse, every Ascaso machine is tested with water and with testing equipment to insure the highest quality standards are achieved.
TIPS ON USE AND MAINTENANCE:
To enjoy the Ascaso Steel Uno Professional, it is important to run water through the steam wand after every steaming session, to descale the machine every 3-4 months, and to backflush once every 50 espresso extractions. In addition, if a timer is used to power up the machine, it is important to have the coffee, hot water and steam switches in the off position to avoid damage, and it important to place a surge suppressor rated 1080 joules or higher between the machine's electrical plug and the timer as timers can cause surge damage. The water reservoir should be manually cleaned with non-abrasive dish detergent once every two weeks, and the drip tray should be emptied and cleaned every 3 days or less.
During normal operation, there is approximately a 30-45 second wait time to go from coffee mode to steam mode (after depressing the steam switch). One should always purge the steam wand before steaming/frothing milk. After steaming milk, the user can close the steam valve and depress the steam switch off. After placing a cup under the steam wand, the user can rotate the steam valve/knob to the open position, and the hot water switch must be depressed for the the pump to activate so that the 'too hot steamed water' exits through the wand and the temperature of the boiler can be brought down to make additional espresso.
Also, the three way solenoid valve operates to relieve the pressure on the filter basket immediately when you depress the coffee switch to off. This prevents the 'explosion' of coffee grounds that is normally found on home espresso machines without three way solenoid valves. The solenoid valve on this machine also assists in creating a dry puck after the extraction (please note there are certain coffees, grinds, and amounts of coffee that will make a wet extracted puck which no three way valve will compensate for).
The instructional manuals for Ascaso are printed for worldwide distribution and covers almost every model produced worldwide. With this in mind, there may be features, accessories, or colors available in Ascaso equipment in other countries, but not available in our models produced for the United States.
Ascaso provides a 57mm tamper so it can reach deeper into the basket and in case one chooses to utilize different baskets where a 58mm will not fit.
This machine is designed primarily for ground coffee. The pod filter basket works ok with ESE pods on this machine, but not as good as pods would work on Ascaso's Versatile models.
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