Profitec Pro 400 With Flow Control Overview
The Profitec Pro 400 With Flow Control is a small but mighty heat exchanger espresso machine that is perfect for kitchens of any size. As the most compact machine from Profitec’s lineup, you can save some space without sacrificing the features that you usually see on high-end espresso machines. From the bigger features like the E61 brew group down to the small details like interchangeable disclets with different colors to match your kitchen, Profitec has thought of it all in the design of the Pro 400.
Features and Performance
The 1.6-liter stainless steel boiler on the Pro 400 With Flow Control is made of stainless steel, which allows for a durable heating element that will evenly heat up for your morning brew. The heat exchanger boiler can brew and steam at the same time, and you can also quickly and easily dispense hot water through the separate hot water wand.
The Pro 400 With Flow Control is also equipped with a switch that lets you choose from three different temperature presets as well as an optional pre-infusion mode and ECO mode. The three temperatures are 248°F (120°C), 255.2°F (124°C), and 262.4°F (128°C). Additionally, you can use the switch to trigger the pre-infusion process and to toggle the ECO mode. The machine comes with ECO mode already enabled, but you can choose to deactivate it (and reactivate it) as you like.
With the addition of flow control, you can adjust the rate that water passes through your espresso puck during the brewing process. So whether you want to test out the perfect preinfusion or adjust the flow rate depending on the coffee you're brewing, you can use the flow control knob to help.
It’s obvious when you get your hands on the Pro 400 With Flow Control that its designers put a lot of thought into user experience. Not only is the machine beautiful to look at, but it also has small features that make a big difference. For example, you can find a convenient storage spot under the drip tray for your blind disc to make daily cleaning and maintenance easy, and there’s a large removable cup warming tray on top of the machine to preheat your mugs or espresso cups. You can also choose from four different colored disclets for the front knobs of the machine and easily switch them out to match your kitchen or just your mood.
At just 9 inches wide, 17.6 inches deep, and 14.6 inches tall, the Pro 400 With Flow Control can easily fit into most kitchens. The cup tray on top is easily removable to allow you to refill the 2.8-liter water reservoir located at the back of the machine, and the Pro 400 With Flow Control’s automatic shut-off feature will let you know when the water is too low to brew or steam without damaging your machine. Even with its small size, you still get the high-quality features you see in other prosumer espresso machines like an E61 brew group for temperature stability and dual pressure gauges on the front of the machine.
Why You Should Get It
If you’re looking for a compact heat exchanger espresso machine that can easily switch from brewing to steaming and back again to keep your mornings running smoothly, the Pro 400 With Flow Control is perfect for you. With multiple temperature presets, optional pre-infusion, and temperature stability from the E61 brew group and stainless steel boiler, the Pro 400 With Flow Control is a beautiful machine that’s built to brew great espresso and stand the test of time.