Reservoir and Water Line
The ample water reservoir holds nearly 3 liters or 101 ounces of water. However, you can do away with refilling altogether by using the water line adapter. Located underneath the machine, the Elektronika II has a manual valve, allowing you to easily switch between water sources.
One of the first things you'll notice about the portafilters are how balanced they feel in your hand. The weighted end offsets the weight of the basket, keeping you from having to overcompensate with your wrist. On par with commercial grade machines, the Elektronika II's portafilters are made of chrome-plated brass for increased temperature stability.
Rotary Pump and Silent Operation
This is a feature that you truly need to hear to believe. Brewing is an incredibly quiet process, thanks to the rotary pump and the machine's specially designed sound absorbing body.
Horizontally Mounted Heat Exchange Boiler
Similar to a commercial machine, the 2.1 liter boiler is mounted horizontally by a solid bracket and made of stainless steel for enhanced heat retention and corrosion resistance. The heat exchanger allows the Elektronika II to brew and steam at the same time and the boiler is heated by a 1400 watt element for a consistent brew temperature of approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sirai Pressure Stat and Brew Group Pressure Gauge
Brew pressure is monitored with a commercial grade Sirai pressure stat and can be viewed on the gauge on the front of the machine. Brew pressure can also be adjusted via a switch located on the bottom of the machine.
Insulated Steam and Hot Water Wands
To help prevent accidental burns, both the steam and hot water wands have been insulated to keep them from getting too hot too quickly. The steam wand sports a two-hole tip, ideal for frothing milk for lattes and cappuccinos. The hot water wand can dispense water for tea, cocoa, Americanos, and more.
Programmable Volumetric Brew Buttons
As an automatic machine, the Elektronika II sports four separate brew buttons that can be programmed to brew a pre-determined amount of espresso with one push. There is also a unique fifth button to activate the automated cleaning cycle.
Durable Stainless Steel Construction
ECM refers to the Elektronika as the Rolls-Royce of semi-automatic machines, and for good reason. The housing is made entirely of stainless steel, and has been smoothed and curved on the edges, resulting in a sleek and streamlined machine. ECM wasn't content with simply welding the drip tray onto the machine, it's actually part of the frame for enhanced durability and build quality.
|Back Flush Cleaner Used:||Cafiza|
|Country Of Manufacture:||Italy|
|Repairs By:||Whole Latte Love|
|Dimension - Width (Inches):||12.6|
|Dimension - Height (Inches):||16|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches):||18.6|
|Housing Materials:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Cover Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz):||40|
|Drain Line Adaptable:||Yes|
|Body Materials:||Stainless Steel|
|Power Cord Length (Inches):||48|
|Steam Wand Style:||Commercial Style|
|Usable Length (Inches):||4|
|Height Off Counter (Inches):||4 to 6.5|
|Number Of Holes:||2|
|No Burn Wand:||Yes|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed:||Both|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz):||100|
|Maximum Incoming Water Pressure (PSI):||50 Psi|
|Type Of Controls:||Push Button|
|Display Type:||Indicator Lights|
|Type Of Control Switches:||Push Button|
|Low Water Warning:||Yes|
|Pressure Gauges:||Brew and Steam|
|Passive / Active:||Passive|
|Material:||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included:||Single & Double|
|Bottomless Portafilter Available:||Yes|
|Tamper Size (Millimeter):||58|
|Material:||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Back Flush Capable:||Yes|
|Number Of Boilers:||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously:||Yes|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type:||Heat Exchanger|
|Brew Boiler Watts:||1400|
|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):||16|
|Brew Pressure Adjustability:||Yes|
|Self Priming Pump:||Yes|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds):||600|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds):||900|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds):||50|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F):||199|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds):||7|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds):||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db):||55|
I have read on CoffeeGeek a thought that this machine, because everything is encased, is less likely to need maintenance (they talked not having to take apart the group head or E61 to lubricate) My concern is the opposite; Does adding all these buttons and electronics render this machine more fragile or more vulnerable to break down than the Technika or other brands with no electronics (has been my fear of Super Automatics,too). Anything can break but after purchase such an expensive appliance and not living near a source of quality repair i worry what i might get myself into; the spectre of more parts to break down and distant shipping (back to you :)) for repair
where is the closest service center for Los Angeles, CA?
The warranty as with most home pro sumer machines is honored and done by our staff. We would try troubleshooting over the phone and see if we can solve problem that way. We then woudl advise as to how to send in to us for warranty repair. We are the Authorized warranty center
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