DUthVanV3 Color: Anthracite Grey Features: -Construction with longevity in mind – the Dream up body is constructed of corrosion resistant aluminum for extra long life; the aluminum is then finished in a chip resistant enamel paint; unlike most espresso machines in this class that are made of steel, the Dream up will not rust thanks to the aluminum body; all of components that make up the construction are designed for long life and low maintenance. -Heavy duty coffee holders and filter baskets – keeping with the tradition of using only commercial grade components, the Dream up uses heavy-duty chrome plated brass coffee holders, which feature a rugged plastic handle; the same coffee holder is used for ground coffee and espresso pods; single shot and double shot 2,24″ diameter stainless steel filter baskets are included for ground coffee, and there is a pod basket for single dose ESE pods; the double shot size baskets allow you to use more ground coffee per serving for stronger espresso or cups of coffee. -Quality brewing group – the grouphead is made of chrome plated brass; designed after Ascaso’s commercial espresso machines, the Dream up group head evenly distributes heat and reduces hotspots for more temperature consistent espresso; it has also been designed to evenly distribute water across the coffee grounds for a better extraction. -Simple to use controls – flip on the center power switch to begin heating up the boiler; two more professional grade rocker switches now let you control the steam function (far left) and the coffee brew control (far right); a series of indicator lights inform you when the machine is powered up, and when it is at the proper temperature for either brewing espresso or frothing milk. -The aluminum is hand buffed and polished; hence, each base will have its character. The aluminum base does have a polish. Therefore, be careful of distilled or purified water which can ruin its finish. . -Includes a 3 way solenoid valve, adjustable ov
- FREE Ascaso Cup Set – Includes 1 espresso cup & saucer. Cup has Ascaso logo.
- Thermoblock System – Made of aluminum & stainless steel. The water does not come into contact with any of the aluminum.
- Ground / Pod System – No conversion kit needed. Just switch out the correct filter basket.
- New Grouphead Design – Made of 100% solid brass.
- Improved Steam Nozzle – Now more durable than previous versions.