Ascaso ARC Espresso Machine - ARbbVbi
The Ascaso Arc espresso machine fits in any decor and is the perfect size for the space challenged kitchen. It is compact, yet it includes similar premium internals to the Ascaso Dream Up. The Arc was designed as a lower-priced espresso machine that offers quality specifications like a brass boiler and chrome plated brass grouphead. The Ascaso Arc features an enamel painted steel housing for added stability and longevity. For a machine with the same internals at a cheaper price point, check out the ABS plastic-cased Ascaso Basic. The Basic comes in either Black or for an additional price, Black/Inox (shown to the right).
- Construction with Longevity In Mind:The ARC is constructed of steel that has been finished throughout with enamel paint. All of the components that make up the construction are designed for long life and low maintenance.
- Brass Boiler: Hard to find in a consumer espresso machine
- Simple to Use Controls: Power switch along with brew and steam switches.
- Quality Brewing Group: The grouphead (the component that accepts the coffee holder) is made of chrome plated brass. Designed after Ascaso's home espresso machines, the BASIC group head evenly distributes heat and reduces “hotspots” for more temperature consistent espresso.
- Heavy Duty Filter Baskets: Keeping with the tradition of using only commercial grade components, the BASIC uses a heavy-duty chrome plated brass coffee holder, which features a rugged plastic handle. The same portafilter is used for ground coffee or for espresso pods. Single shot and double shot 57 mm diameter stainless steel filter baskets are inserted into the portafilter when using ground coffee. The included pod filter basket is strictly for E.S.E. compatible espresso pods.
- 2 Liter Water Tank: The water reservoir is removable from the right side. We recommend running tap water through a filter before filling to ensure longevity of the brew boiler.
- 16 BAR water pump.
- Warranty: One-year parts and labor provided by US distributor. (Shipping costs to distributor excluded)
- Flip the switch for steam mode and wait until the temperature light goes off (this means it is up to temperature).
- Before turning the steam nozzle, point the end of the steam wand into an empty container or point it towards the drip tray. This is to get rid of any water that might first come out when you turn on the steam wand.
- When dry steaming begins exiting the steam wand, you can turn it off. You are now ready to start steaming your milk.
- Do not fill your milk pitcher more than halfway full with cold milk
- Make sure the tip of the steam wand is fully submerged before you turn on the steam.
- After you begin steaming, you can raise the steam wand so that the tip is barely submerged. If the tip is submerged too much the milk will begin to squeal meaning it needs more aeration. If you bring the tip too far out you will hear a heavy chirping or sucking sound. This will result in big bubbles and a possible mess.
- You should aim for slight chirping up until the milk reaches room temperature. At that point you can submerge the tip of the wand to one side of the pitcher to create a swirling motion. Continue this until the steaming pitcher becomes too hot to the touch or a couple seconds after you have to take your hand off of the bottom or side (this should be around 140°).
- The most affordable home espresso machine we offer.
- A great beginner espresso machine that includes some premium features like brass boiler for increased temperature stability and chrome plated brass portafilter.
- Compact size.
- Small, single boiler machine means you cannot steam milk and brew at the same time.
- Dispersion basket design caters more towards pods with water dispersing more from the center of the screen.
- Hard to make micro-foam
- Heavy-duty chrome plated brass portafilter - one portafilter with single filter basket and double filter basket as well as a pod basket for single dose ESE pods.
- Measuring Scoop
|Basket Size:||57 mm|
|Water Reservoir:||2 L|
|Dimensions:||8.7" W x 11" D x 12.6" H|
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