Don't let this pretty face fool you. The newly updated Alex Duetto III's upgraded stainless steel casing and finishes still houses a high performance dual-boiler and will have you pulling exquisite shots in no time. Other improvements over the Alex Duetto II include a larger redesigned drip tray, ergonomic portafilter, included stainless steel cuprails, and smaller recessed heater lights.
Features & Functionality of the Izzo Alex Duetto III
- Water Source Switch: Use the lever control to switch the water source from the 2.4 liter water reservoir or direct plumb.
- 15 or 20 amp Operation: To operate this machine at 15 amps, you must purchase the convertor cord.
- Multi-Functional PID: The primary control interface for the Duetto III, the PID allows you to control the temperature of the brew and steam boiler.
- Commercial E61: This patented brew system is lever controlled and maintains excellent temperature consistency throughout your extraction.
- Stainless Steel: Everything, including the frame, is made from high-quality and durable stainless steel materials.
- Large Drip Tray: 32 oz removable drip tray has tons of capacity and can be installed with the included drain kit if desired.
- Dual Boilers: Separate boilers maintain temperatures for your brewing and steaming, allowing for fine-tuned temperature regulation and simultaneous steaming and brewing.
- Rotary Pump: Extremely quiet rotary pump makes early morning espresso a smooth an almost noiseless enterprise.
- Large Water Reservoir: If set to reservoir mode, the 2.4 liter tank features a low water sensor that will cut power to the heater, preserving boiler functionality.
- No-burn Articulating Steam Wands: Insulated steam and hot water wands have improved mobility.
|How Does it Compare?||
We are pretty jazzed about the upgrades in the latest Duetto III. You get a built in PID that senses the Group Boiler and the Steam Boiler, plus a nicer case finish, included cup rails and a re-designed drip tray.
|Tips and Tricks||
Low water alarm beeps when the reservoir is low. This can be turned off when unit is direct plumbed.
|Height||16.50 inches with cup rail|
|Watts||Steam Boiler: 1200W | Brew Boiler: 800W|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||2.5 inches|
|Boiler Volume||Steam Boiler: 1.8 liter | Brew Boiler: .8 liter|
|Reservoir Size||2.4 liter|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||5 minutes 45 seconds|
|Boiler Design||Double Boiler|
|Water Sources||Convertible - Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in|
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Thanks. Apr 29, 2013
I believe Izzo's own directions pointedly state that they won't give directions to descale as one could ruin the machine. I have hard water and need to make sure I'm on top of scale. Can this machine be descaled, and how difficult is it for someone at home to do it?
thanks. Apr 28, 2013
Descaling a Heat Exchange or Double Boiler Espresso Machine
Dissolve the descaling agent into the water tank. Use 2 packages of descaler and at least a 3/4 full water tank.
Let the machine heat to temperature.
Once at temperature, run one cup of water through the hot water valve. The machine will pull the descaling solution in and then heat again.
After the machine is back to temperature, pull another cup through the hot water spout and continue this procedure until you have pulled most of the solution from the tank into the machine.
Run the last bit of water from the tank using the brew head. Note: On a double boiler, be sure to pull at least as much water through the brew head as the brew boiler holds.
After all the water is in, turn off the machine and let it sit for at least 5 hours, overnight is best.
After the machine has rested, rinse and fill the tank with fresh water and let it heat back up.
Once it is at temperature, start flushing the descale solution from the machine one cup at a time, just like you did before. You will need to do this until the water is coming out clear (blue or green water coming out is normal -- this is caused by a chemical reaction of the minerals in your water and the citric acid of the descaler).
Once the water coming out of the hot water spout is clear, you will need to flush the brew head. Run water out of it until it is clear and then your descale is complete.
Note: You should rinse an entire tank or two of fresh water through the boilers. Apr 30, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Izzo Alex Duetto III
|What it Covers:||
Izzo espresso machines
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Seattle Coffee Gear|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-372-4734 or email us at [email protected]|
|Notes:||Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Izzo Alex Duetto III
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Clean the brew gasket daily with a cleaning brush.
- Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
- Optional: Perform backflush routine and clean the filter basket each week.