Nuova Simonelli Oscar Direct Connect Espresso Coffee Machine
Nuova Simonelli has produced espresso machines for over 70 years, manufacturing machines that promise premium performance under demanding circumstances. Their coffee machines are reliable, user friendly, multifunctional, and ergonomic. The Oscar puts the quality of Nuova Simonelli's commercial machines into a more compact, single group. prosumer machine. The temperature stability of the Oscar's thermo-compensated grouphead along with the plentiful steaming power makes this machine a coveted machine for home enthusiasts. The Oscar includes many of the same internal specs as the Nuova Simonelli Musica, but with a plastic casing and no hot water tap.
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Kit Option 2 Includes:
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- Large 2 Liter Copper Boiler.
- Heat-Exhanger allows you to steam milk and pull shots at the same time.
- Heat Siphon circulation heating for the grouphead.
- Directly plumbed in version means you'll never have to refill a reservoir again! We also sells a reservoir version (Oscar Pour Over Listing).
- Professional grade portafilter
- Adjustable, Pull-out Drip Tray (1 L)
- Standard version comes in Black. Also available in Red.
- 360° Adjustable Steam Nozzle
- Before hitting 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 the 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°).
- Two complete 58 mm portafilters (one single and one double).
- Stainless Steel blank disk for backflushing
- Plastic Tamper
- Coffee Scoop
- Incredible value with nearly the same internal features as the Musica.
- Heat Exchanger machine with large 2 L boiler will produce plenty of steam.
- 58mm Professional Group
- Plastic casing
- Variable steaming switch is a little more akward than a knob or the lever on the Musica
- Plain water backflushing should be done at least once a week. To backflush, use the portafilter's backflush disc. Take out your single or double basket and securely place the blank insert into the portafilter. To perform a plain water backflush, place the portafilter into the group head. Then raise the brew lever all the way up for 15 seconds, and then lower it. Water will forcefully discharge out of the bottom of the group into the drip tray; this is normal. Repeat three to five times.
- Backflush with detergent like Urnex Full Circle (see options above) once every fifty extractions.
- Warranty: One-year labor and two years parts provided by US distributor.
|Model:||Musica - Direct Connect|
|Boiler Type:||Heat Exchanger|
|Three Way Solenoid:||Yes|
|Basket Size:||58 mm|
|Coffee Boiler:||2 L|
|Water Reservoir:||N/A - Direct Connect|
|Electrical:||110 volts / 1200 Watts / 15 Amps|
|Dimensions:||11 13/16" W x 15 12/16" D x 15 12/16" H|
*Image is a representation. Actual product may vary based on model, size, and options selected.
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