OverviewBack to Top
- 1 Single Spout Portafilter
- 1 Double Spout Portafilter
- 1 Single-Shot Basket
- 1 Double-Shot Basket
- 1 Backflush Disc
- 1 Tamper
- 1 Cleaning Brush
FeaturesBack to Top
One-Piece Frame and Stainless Steel Housing
Built on a solid foundation, the Pro 500 has a one-piece steel frame and is housed entirely in mirror finished stainless steel.
E61 Brew Group and Thermosyphon System
Renowned for its contributions to maintaining temperature stability in professional grade espresso machines, the E61 group head rests like a crown on the Pro 500. Constantly heated with water from the thermosyphon system, the solid brass E61 also features a pre-infusion cylinder to wet your grounds with low pressure water prior to brewing to aid in the extraction process.
Monitored Water Reservoir
The Pro 500 boasts an impressive 3 liter water reservoir fitted with a low volume sensor that automatically shuts the machine off to prevent the boiler from running dry.
Dual Pressure Gauges
Internal pump and boiler pressures are displayed on the front of the machine by the Pro 500’s dual gauges, allowing you to keep an eye on things.
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 hot water wand can dispense water for tea, cocoa, Americanos, and more.
I'm getting ready to make a purchase and am convinced the Profitec is the way to go. Not that I'm looking to spend an extra $1,000, but is the 700 that much more noticable? I understand the advantages of the double boiler, but has anyone bought the 500 thinking they made a mistake by not purchasing the doubleboiler Profitec 700?
Well nobody has purchased a 500 thinking they made a mistake but often times people decide to save the money on the heat exchange machines instead of buying the dual boiler and do end up finding out they really wanted the dual boiler. Both machines (heat exchange and dual boiler) produce excellent shots but there are some big differences between the two. If you would like to go over the positives and negatives of both, it might be a little bit easier to speak directly. If you'd like to reach me, I can be contacted at 1-888-411-5282 ext 5193
Is the Profitec worth the extra $500? The Exobar looks excellent, has great reviews, looks just as durable. This one looks a slight bit faster....but in the opinion of everyone who owns this, is it worth it? I'm paralyzed by choice!
That is a purely subjective decision, nobody can tell you with certainty but I can share my own experience, having used an Expobar for years (five years ago) and now this. This machine is the quiestest pump machine I've ever used - it still makes noise, but not nearly the noise of the others in my kitchen before it. I find it to be the best drink making experience in my kitchen -- it's quiet, the shots taste right so the temp is stable with just a quick 2 oz flush, and it steams very fast but permits great expansion and motion, even with my small milk pitcher.
I dig the Sirai pressurestat as I had an Oscar for a few years and grew to appreciate that commercial part's stability and reliability.
I like the casing and drip tray.
All that said, is it better in the cup over the Oscar or older Expobar I had? Not by much - so unless you value a quieter, smoother ride -- I'd go with the Honda (Expobar) and put your leftover $$ into a better grinder, if you need one.
Perfectly answered. Thank you.
Really love the gorgeous, clean classic lines on this machine! Does it have the stainless steel slides on the rails the drip tray slides on to like the 700 does? If not, can SS slides be purchased separately? Thanks!
No stainless slides on mine. I added electrical tape tightly applied to protect the paint. Would be a nice add on if offered, or even just part of the 500 design moving forward. I assume there has to be some differentiation from the more expensive models from ECM and Profitec, however...
This is the best-looking HX machine for the home I've ever seen. So is it a Sirai 'stat in there per the engineer's description, or is it the smaller 'stat we see in the videos? Thanks.
To answer your question simply, it uses a Sirai pressurestat! While the Profitec Pro 500 prototype shipped to us (and featured in the video) used a Ma-Ter pressurestat, some discussion between our technicians and Profitec led to this being upgraded to the Sirai part for the improved temperature consistency and reliability it afforded.
In one of the videos it is mentioned that the latest Profitec Pro 500 uses square profile valves. Is this the model that is currently shipped to customers? Are there any additional upgrades/changes with this latest model ?
I just received mine, and I can tell you it does not have the square steam valves. It does have the Sirai 'stat, however, but I'm a little disappointed as I steam milk all the time and having that extra clearance was something I was looking forward to.
This is the latest edition of this machine.. It is my favorite brand we sell. Please call me for best pricing my name is Mark Jackson 1-888-411-5282 Ext 5196
can you adjust brew temperature easily in this one?
It is a heat exchange machine so it will brew at steady temps, but no it is not easy to adjust to different brewing temperatures. It is a great heat exchange machine .
With a double boiler you can adjust , chage and hold much more exact brew temperatures.
You may want to read this - http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/boiler_story.cfm
I hope this helps and thanks.
Using a timer - whats the warmup time for a good first morning shot?
Most prosumer espresso machines with a large boiler will take about 45 minutes to reach a good temperature for pulling shots.
Rotary or vibrator pump
This machine uses a Vibration Pump.
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches):||11.9|
|Dimension - Height (Inches):||15.47|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches):||17.6|
|Housing Materials:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Cover Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz):||32|
|Drain Line Adaptable:||No|
|Body Materials:||Stainless Steel|
|Easy To Rotate:||No|
|Power Cord Storage:||Yes|
|Power Cord Length (Inches):||48|
|Steam Wand Style:||Commercial Style|
|Usable Length (Inches):||3.75|
|Height Off Counter (Inches):||4 to 6.5|
|Number Of Holes:||2|
|No Burn Wand:||Yes|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed:||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz):||101|
|Type Of Controls:||Lever|
|Display Type:||Indicator Lights|
|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):||15|
|Brew Pressure Adjustability:||Yes|
|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):||7|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds):||0|
|Back Flush Cleaner Used:||Cafiza|
|Country Of Manufacture:||Germany|
|Recommended Applications:||Home Use|
|Repairs By:||Whole Latte Love|