Elektra MicroCasa SemiAutomatica Model ART.SX Espresso Machine - ART.SX*
Elektra Micro Casa Semiautomatic Espresso & Cappuccino Machine
- Heat exchanger system with proper temperature to extract the most flavorful espresso beverages!
- Twist knob-controlled steam valve for quick turn ons and offs!
- Bakelite handle on portafilter.
- Three red switches - power, coffee brew, & boiler refill.
- Large, round base with 10" diameter for stability of unit on countertop.
- Water level sight glass with pressure gauge.
- Pump-operated to deliver water to grouphead and to refill boiler.
- Only assembly required is the attachment of the steam wand.
- Manual water refill switch for boiler.
- Boiler pressure relief valve for safety.
- Durable brass boiler that provides very dry steam for frothing milk.
- Extended steam wand away from boiler.
- Three way solenoid valve to relieve pressure in grouphead when finished extracting espresso to avoid "espresso explosion" when removing the portafilter handle.
- Top loading water basin for easy refill and for continuous water delivery (manual switch by operator) so machine does not have to be shut down like hand lever models.
- Armour-plated, 800 watt heating element.
- Automatic pressure/temperature regulator.
- Boiler Capacity: 67 ounce (2.0 liters) approximate.
- Filter basket size: 58mm
- Manufactured in Italy
- Warranty: One year parts and labor warranty limited to manufacturer's defect.
- Warranty Note: Please note that it is very important to use 'softened water' in these machines, as well as all espresso machines. Hard water will cause these machines to malfunction, and Elektra will not cover the parts warranty due to hard water. In addition, it is extremely important to run the a lever and semi-automatic machines with water at least 25% full in the sight glass. Running these models with a water level lower than this can cause heating element damage which will not be covered under warranty as this is not a manufacturer's defect. If you return the unit with a damaged heating element, you will be charged for the repair, and the repair charge will be deducted from the credit.
- The water in the boiler is not used to make coffee. The water to make coffee comes directly from the reservoir and passes through a pipe in the bottom boiler for flash heating. If cold water passes through this pipe, the change in temperature will cause the boiler water (sight glass) to fluctuate. The only time the water level in the sight glass should change is when (a) the steamer is used and the water level drops, or (b) the red button on the left hand side of the base is depressed and held to refill the boiler.
- A brand new machine, upon receiving, may not heat. The reason is that if the user does not immediately engage the boiler water refill button upon startup to move water from the top basin to the lower boiler, the safety thermostat will shut off power to the heating element. If you purchased from us, please email us for reset instructions.
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