Dimensions and Weight
The Bezzera Strega measures 13" W x 17.7" D x 28" H and weighs 67.27 lbs.
Going back to the roots of espresso brewing, the Strega uses a spring loaded lever as opposed to the more modern brew switch to start the extraction process. Temperature stability is maintained throughout the brewing process thanks to the Strega's copper boiler and thermosyphon system.
Stainless Steel Construction
Beautiful and durable, the Strega is housed in AISI 304 commercial grade polished stainless steel with traditional Italian styling.
Frothing and Hot Water
The Strega froths using a commercial style steam wand with a 4-hole tip. The machine can produce up to 45 seconds of constant steam before having to recover. On the opposite side of the machine the hot water wand can product hot water for drinks like tea, cocoa, and americanos.
|Dimension - Width (Inches):||13|
|Dimension - Height (Inches):||16 to 29 (lever)|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches):||17.7|
|Housing Materials:||AISI 304 Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Material:||AISI 304 Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Cover Material:||AISI 304 Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz):||24|
|Drain Line Adaptable:||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches):||50|
|Steam Wand Style:||Commercial Style|
|Usable Length (Inches):||3.75|
|Height Off Counter (Inches):||6 to 8|
|Number Of Holes:||2|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed:||Both|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz):||135|
|Steam Control:||Joy Sticks|
|Material:||AISI 304 Stainless Steel|
|Size (Inches):||10.5 x 4.5|
|Passive / Active:||Passive|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included:||Single & Double|
|Tamper Size (Millimeter):||58|
|Material:||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Number Of Boilers:||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously:||Yes|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type:||Heat Exchanger|
|Brew Boiler Watts:||1450|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz):||2 Liter|
|Brew Boiler Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Brew Boiler Orientation:||Horizontal|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location:||Internal|
|Brew Boiler Auto Fill:||Yes|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type:||One Boiler for the Brew and Steam|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar):||15|
|Self Priming Pump:||Yes|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds):||600|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds):||900|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F):||199|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds):||6|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds):||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db):||58|
|Country Of Manufacture:||Italy|
|Recommended Applications:||Home Use|
|Repairs By:||Whole Latte Love|
Is the boiler in the strega copper or stainless steel?
The boiler on this model is Stainless Steel
The description says it comes with a 4-hole tip. Is there a single-hole tip available as well, even as an extra accessory? The 4-hole tips heat up the milk too fast, and regardles of how one tries or the reviews say - the 4-point will never make as fine a foam as can be made with a single tip.
We do have steam tips available from other manufacturers that will fit this machine. I can include one for free for you if you place an order. You can reach me directly in sales at 1-888-411-5282 ext 5193.
I've read a lot aboutt the Bezzera Strega online and all the reviews say it makes exceptional espresso. My question: if you primarily drink cappuccinos and lattes, will you taste a difference between a cappuccino made on the strega and another top notch prosumer machine like the La Spaziale Vivaldi or Izzo Duetto III?
Good question. I think you may notice better espresso from the other two as you can play around with brew temperatures more as they are double boilers. Also you haev a limited amount fo steam on the Bezzera. It si designed differently. The romance and visual appeal of the Bezzera certainly makle it iconic. I thnk if you want to have fun and be really happy with a good looking machine get the Bezzera. As far as drink difference if you can make good lattes they will all work well.
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