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La Pavoni Stradivari Manual Espresso Machine - Chrome - ESC-8

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The La Pavoni Stradivari ESC-8 edition features a classic construction and complete manual control over your brew, giving you the chance to brew the ultimate espresso shot. But a word to the wise: Just like those iconic Stradivari violins, this manual espresso maker takes time to perfect your technique and fully master.
La Pavoni Stradivari Manual Espresso Machine - Chrome - ESC 8

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Inspired by the elegant designs of Antonio Stradivari's violins, La Pavoni carefully crafted this sturdy Stradivari Manual Espresso Machine in a bright chrome casing. The ESC-8 edition features a classic construction and complete manual control over your brew, giving you the chance to brew the ultimate espresso shot. But a word to the wise: Just like those iconic Stradivari violins, this manual espresso maker takes time to perfect your technique and fully master.

Features & Functionality of the La Pavoni Stradivari Works

  • 20 ounce Boiler: Pull up to 8 two ounce shots of espresso.
  • Dual Frothing System: Use the manual wand or automatic frothing adapter to steam your milk.
  • Recessed Switches: Both the power switch and button are recessed for a streamlined look.
  • Triple Chrome Plated: Heavy duty chrome plating makes for beautiful, functional design.
  • Solid Brass Boiler: The nickel-plated solid brass boiler provides improved temperature regulation.
Pros
  • Exceptional Espresso - You'll love the shots you pull from this machine possibly more than you have loved any other.
  • Large Brew Group - Compared to other La Pavoni manual espresso machines, the Stradivari has a larger brew group, which has solved some of the temperature quirks of previous models.
  • Heavier Components - The Stradivari is a weightier espresso machine than other models, so while it still has a tendency to move a bit during extraction, it is heavier and remains more stable than other models.
Cons
  • Learning Curve - You're going to have a few up close and personal dates with your Stradivari before you can really get to know it. But once you've figured out how to pull shots from this machine, you'll wonder why you ever dabbled with any other espresso machine before.
  • Requires Burr Grinder - Consistency in coffee grinds requires that you invest in a high-end burr grinder in order to successfully extract great shots with Stradivari.
  • Second Shot's the Charm - It's often said that the first shot on manual espresso machines are not that great. Therefore, you'll probably end up throwing out your first shot of the day.
Model Number ESC-8
Manufacturer La Pavoni
Width 7.5 inches
Depth 10.25 inches
Height 13.0 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 14.0000
Watts 1000W
Volts 110V
Case Material Chrome
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Cup Clearance 2.5 inches
Boiler Volume 27 oz
Reservoir Size 27 oz
Steam Wand Type Traditional Only
Available Portafilters Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 5 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 10 minutes
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger
Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Chrome

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Jonathan asked: I have a rocky rancillio grinder. Is this going to be sufficient for this espresso machine or should I look to upgrade my grinder before investing in a manual? Jul 1, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Yes, as long as the burrs are still in good shape and can grind nice and fine, the Rancilio Rocky grinder will do a great job with the La Pavoni machines. Jul 2, 2014
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richard d asked: what size mm tamp is best for this machine? Aug 10, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The Pavoni machines such as this Stradivari manufactured after 1999 use a 51mm tamper. If you have an older machine with a manufacture date pre-1999, you would need a 49mm tamper. Aug 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm interested - does anyone know what size (mm) the group is? And also, is the group sleeved? If so, what material?

Thanks in advance! John
Apr 25, 2013
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Warranty Information for the La Pavoni Stradivari

What it Covers:

La Pavoni espresso machines

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: European Gift
Warranty Contact Information: 914-664-3448
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the La Pavoni Stradivari

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Wash all removable components with soap and water on a regular basis (many are not dishwasher safe).
  • Clean steam wand with damp rag immediately after use.
  • Clean brewhead weekly with group head brush.

User Manual for La Pavoni Stradivari


Videos Featuring La Pavoni Espresso Machines

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Frothing with the La Pavoni

Pulling Delicious Shots with the La Pavoni

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