Refurbished ECM Technika IV Espresso Machine

 By ECM

Refurbished ECM Technika IV Espresso Machine  By ECM


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It's a rare thing to find a machine that seamlessly combines form and function, a feat that has been achieved by ECM's Technika IV espresso machine. From the outside, you'll be drawn to the curved stainless steel housing, front-mounted pressure gauges, and custom grouphead, but it is what you're not seeing that rounds out the entire package. The Technika IV's commercial grade internal components were selected by German engineers at ECM for superior performance and build quality.
Before getting into the internals of the machine, the housing and frame deserve a special mention. Made of curved stainless steel, the Technika IV is gorgeous to look at, but it's important to note that the frame is actually one solid piece. To save money, some companies will weld the drip tray onto the body of their machine. Not content with cutting corners, ECM has actually built the drip tray as part of the frame, making it far more durable. Additionally, the body of the machine has been designed to absorb noise produced by the internal components for a quieter brewing process.
With regards to brewing, the Technika IV uses a 2.1 liter copper, heat exchange boiler and a vibration pump. The heat exchanger allows you to brew and steam at the same time. Similar to the design of commercial machines, the boiler is mounted horizontally by a solid bracket to protect it from from shifting during shipping. The boiler is heated by a 1400 watt heating element and the pump is monitored by a Sirai pressure stat. The Technika IV’s water reservoir holds a total of 3 liters of water and is fitted with a sensor that will shut off the boiler automatically to prevent it from running dry. Temperature stability is promoted throughout the machine, not only by the boiler but by the E61 group head and chrome plated brass portafilters as well. The Technika IV comes with both a single and double spouted portafilter, each has been designed with weighted handles to ensure that they remain balanced in your hand. 

You'll notice that ECM has emblazoned its seal on the machine. That's because they're as proud to have made it as you'll be to own it.

Balanced Portafilters

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 Technika IV's portafilters are made of chrome-plated brass for increased temperature stability.

Durable Stainless Steel Construction

ECM refers to the Technika 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.

Monitored Water Reservoir

The ample water reservoir holds nearly 3 liters or 101 ounces of water, allowing you to pull shot after shot without having to refill. To prevent your boiler from running dry, the reservoir is fitted with a sensor that will automatically switch off the boiler to keep it from running when the water level gets too low.

Horizontally Mounted Heat Exchange Boiler

Similar to a commercial machine, the 2.1 copper liter boiler is mounted horizontally by a solid bracket. The heat exchanger allows the Technika IV 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 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.

Specifications

Property Value
SKU ECMTECHNIKAIV-REF
Boiler Configuration Heat-Exchanger Preheated
Number of Boilers 1
Boiler Features Rapid Steam,Brew & Steam Simultaneously
Brew Boiler Heater Location Internal
Brew Boiler Material Copper
Brew Boiler Orientation Horizontal
Brew Boiler Type Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Volume (Oz) 68
Three-Way Valve Manual
Brew Group Material Chrome Plated Brass
Brew Group Type E61
Brew Boiler Wattage 1400
Recommended Application Home / Residential
Display Type Indicator Lights
Controls and Additional Features Low-Water Warning,Power Light,Pre-Infusion,Steam Control
Pressure Gauges Brew Circuit,Steam Boiler
Type of Controls Lever
Cup Height (max, inches) 3.25
Cup Warmer Material Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in) 10 x 4
Cup Warmer Passively Heated
Drip Tray Capacity (oz) 32
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Stainless Steel
Portafilter Baskets Included Single,Double
Frame Material Steel
Housing Color Stainless Steel
Housing Material Mirror Finish Stainless Steel
Recommended Descaler Type Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler
Recommended Water Filter BWT Bestsave M Anti Scale Filter
Depth (Inches) 18.58
Height (Inches) 14.96
Weight (Lbs) 51
Width (Inches) 12.68
Hot Water Reheat Time (Typ. Seconds) 0
Hot Water Temperature (8oz, Deg. F) 199
Hot Water Time (8oz, Seconds) 7
Time to Steam 8oz of Milk (Seconds) 50
Sound Level while Brewing (dB) 55
Time to Heat (Minimum Seconds) 600
Time to Heat (Recommended Seconds) 900
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Portafilter Handle Material Bakelite Plastic
Portafilter Material Chrome Plated Brass
Number of Portafilters Included 2
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility Ground Coffee
Portafilter Type Commercial Style
Portafilter Weight (lbs) 1.25
Adjustable Brew Pressure Yes
Pump Pressure (Max. Bar) 16
Pump Type Vibration Pump
Pump Wattage 115
Warranty Service Provider Email support@wholelattelove.com
Warranty Service Provider Whole Latte Love
Warranty Service Provider Phone Number 888-411-5282
Manufacturers Warranty Period 1-Year Limited Warranty
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Watts 1400
Power Cord Length (inches) 48
Steam Boiler Material Copper
Steam Boiler Type Heat Exchanger
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz) 68
Height Off Counter (Inches) 6.5
Steam Tip Hole Count 2
Steam Wand Material Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Movement Type Fully Articulated
Steam Wand Commercial Style
Steam Wand Usable Length 4
Water Reservoir Access Location Top
Water Reservoir Capacity 100
Water Reservoir Features Removable
Water Reservoir Material Plastic
Water Source Built-In Reservoir

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