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Designed with the Prosumer in mind, the sleek Rancilio Epoca model ST 1 Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine is the perfect combination of quality and performance and looks like a fine Italian sports car. The Rancilio Epoca ST 1 includes all of the benefits of a café semi-automatic, but with a built-in water tank for convenient home use. This commercial quality machine will please any coffee aficionado who is accustomed to paramount quality in the luxury of their own home.
The Rancilio Epoca ST 1 Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine features commercial quality components like a three-way solenoid valve for maximum heat retention and an oversized brass boiler with a heat exchanger and has plenty of power for steaming and frothing milk time after time.
With its easy-to-read controls and color-coded pressure gauge, the Rancilio Epoca ST1 clearly informs you of when the water or boiler pressure is low. The Rancilio Epoca ST1 also has a separate steam lever and a hot water knob that are easy to turn and sit on the front of the machine. The steam wand swivels on a ball-joint – therefore can be used with almost any size cup or frothing pitcher.
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 comes with a single and double spout portafilter, a single and double shot filter basket, a measuring scoop, a plastic tamper and a detailed instruction manual.
Please note: Because the Rancilio Epoca ST 1 Espresso Machine is a commercial espresso machine, it cannot be returned. All sales of commercial and semi-commercial equipment are final. This machine ships by freight.
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 features a large brass boiler, brass water lines, brass fittings and connections and brass chrome-plated porta filters that all combine for great brew-water temperature stabilization.
Commercial-Grade Portafilter and Brew Group - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 comes with a heavy-duty single spout and double spout portafilter. Chrome-plated brass portafilters are excellent for temperature stability throughout the brewing process. This commercial brew group also provides excellent heat stability as well as component longevity.
Boiler - An oversized 3.9-liter brass boiler and a heat exchanger is in this Italian espresso machine. With the power of a 1600W heat-exchanger and a large brass boiler, you can switch back and forth between brewing and steaming with no down time. Plus, the boiler's large size means there's more time between refills.
Solenoid valve - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 features a commercial quality three-way solenoid valve. This valve relieves the machine of water pressure, allowing you to brew again almost immediately. A three-way solenoid valve also removes more water from the spent coffee puck – making it easier to empty the portafilter.
High Quality Simple Controls - The Rancilio Epoca ST1, despite being a commercial grade machine, features simple to use controls. A switch turns on the power to the machine, while a push-button above the brew group lets you manually start and stop the brewing process. To keep you informed during use, the Rancilio Epoca ST1 has three indicator lights that monitor the machine's operation. When the boiler is full and the machine is operating normally, a green light illuminates near the power switch. A yellow light appears when the water level is low and needs to be filled. The Epoca also features a temperature ready light to let you know when the machine has reached proper brewing temperatures.
Water Filter - Clean water is essential for making great espresso and Rancilio includes an in-tank water filter for providing water as clean as possible for brewing and dispensing. It also helps to inhibit scale build-up. The plastic 2 liter water reservoir is accessed through a trap-door on the top rear of the cup-warming tray and can be filled by pouring directly into the reservoir.
Body Beautiful - The shape, fit and finish of the Rancilio Epoca ST1 body shell is extraordinary for any type of machine. It reflects superb Italian style and craftsmanship and is rust-proof, scratch-proof and wear resistant to provide years of service and constant great looks.
Hot Water Dispenser - In addition to steaming and frothing, the Rancilio Epoca ST1 includes a separate spout and control knob for dispensing hot water for tea, hot chocolate or café Americanos. Just turn the knob above the hot-water spout and hot water is poured into your waiting cup.
Boiler Pressure Gauge - You will know when your machine is ready by observing the visible gauge on the front which displays the boiler pressure. There are also 2 indicator lamps near the on-off switch, one indicates that there is sufficient water in the reservoir to operate and the other indicates a low water condition.
Steam Wand - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a multi-position steam wand that makes steaming or frothing milk simple. Since the wand is on a ball-joint, you can immerse the wand into milk pitchers of various sizes, letting you make froth for lattes or cappuccinos in seconds. It has a wrap on the elbow to allow you to position the wand without getting burned.
Steam Control Lever - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a very easy to operate chromed steam control lever rimmed in easy-grip plastic instead of the traditional round knob to control the steam functions. It affords you much better positioning of the steam valve output allowing very fine control of your milk frothing and heating operations. It has an open-stay and open-close function and operates in just a 25° arc. Turning it upwards will lock it in an open position. Turning downwards allows a feathered fine control of steam output.
Large Capacity Drip Tray - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a generous capacity drip tray with a removable 2 piece grid. The grid center section which usually takes the brunt of operations is dishwasher safe and has a protective coating to provide long service. The rest of the grid is polished stainless steel for quick and easy cleanup and can be completely removed for access to the boiler drain fitting and for cleaning out the sump when needed.
Tall Feet Extensions - Included in the components kit are a set of foot extensions to raise the Rancilio Epoca ST1 allowing you to customize the installation of your machine to fit your operating style and coffee bar height. The gray round ones are for the rear feet and the black ones with the milk-spill protector discs are for the front feet. Everything about this machine is carefully crafted by engineers who actually test and use the machine to determine the best design.
Passive Cup Warmer - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a large top surface with a stainless steel cup-warmer shelf that holds up to 15 espresso cups! It is shown here with 10 espresso cups and 4 large latte cups. Since warm cups are an essential part of enjoying delicious espresso, the cup warmer on the Rancilio Epoca ST is heated passively by the machine’s large boiler. By brewing directly into warm cups, you won’t lose precious temperature that can alter the taste and quality of your espresso.
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