Astoria Perla 2 Group Automatic Espresso Machine - SAE 2
ASTORIA has developed a full line of espresso machines suitable for various market demands. The Perla SAE, equipped with heat exchangers and thermocompensated group heads, provides optimum temperature control during the entire brewing process.
- The Astoria PERLA SAE automatic espresso machine is engineered with the latest ergonomic features.
- This automatic model gives the barista the ability to program 4 different coffee dosages for each group head, and there is also a push button for semi-automatic brewing.
- Two Thermocompensated Groupheads
- Adjustable rotary vane pump.
- Quiet, water cooled 1/5 hp. electric motor, automatic water filler.
- High output multi-directional stainless steel wands with anti-burning sleeves.
- Dual setting main switch to power the heating element after the filling of the boiler.
- Thermocompensated group heads with preinfusion technology.
- Color: Burgundy Standard (Inox Optional - See options above).
- Boiler Capacity: 11.1 qts.
- Frame Construction: Electroplated steel assembled without welding
- Sides, Rear Panels: Baked enamel steel
- Steam Wands: Stainless Steel
- Heating Element: 4000 W
- Cup Height: 5-3/4 in. (Group Head to tray)
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