Ascaso Basic Espresso Machine - Black - Open Box

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Overview

Good coffee doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Get your morning jolt of caffeine without breaking the bank with the Ascaso Basic espresso machine! A perfect choice for the casual home barista, the Basic offers quick start-up times, piping hot shots, and effort-saving accessories like pressurized portafilter baskets and a panarello steam wand for hassle free coffee.

Features and Functionality of the Ascaso Basic Espresso Machine - Open Box

  • Simple Controls - Three toggle buttons (power, brew, steam) and a steam knob keep controls easy to use.
  • All the Baskets - Each machine includes pressurized and non-pressurized baskets in single and double shot sizes, as well as a dedicated ESE pod basket.
  • Heated Group - The Basic's outsized thermoblock nestles directly over the brew group, ensuring a heated path for your espresso.
  • 3-Way Solenoid - A solenoid valve releases back pressure after brewing, helping to alleviate the messy "portafilter sneeze."
  • Tamper Included - A curved plastic 57mm tamper is included for beginning baristas.
Pros
  • Design Cohesion - The clean, streamline moderne design of the Basic looks gorgeous, even cast in plastic.
  • Hot Portafilter - The brew group and portafilter of the Basic get quite hot, it's worth giving it a few extra minutes to heat up (even with its on-demand thermoblock).
  • Small Footprint - The Basic's pared down feature set lets it squeeze its dimensions down to a demure 9x12, small enough for any kitchen.
Cons
  • Form Over Function - Small functional faux pas detract from AAA design chops, namely the drip grate's small cutouts and the cup warmer's sloped surface.
  • Slow Steamer - Our test unit's steam controls don't offer much feedback while it comes up to steam temperature.
How Does it Compare?

With internals near-identical to the larger Dream Up, the Basic offers a budget option for those who don't require an all-aluminum case.

Tips and Tricks

Brace that base, folks! The lightweight design of the Basic needs a helping hand while locking in its portafilter.

Specs

Manufacturer Ascaso
Width 9 inches
Depth 12 inches; 14.5 inches with portafilter installed
Height 12.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.0000
Watts 1000W
Volts 120V
Programmability No
Case Material Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches
Reservoir Size 2 L
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 57mm
Available Portafilters E.S.E Pods, Pressurized and Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 5 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 2:25
Boiler Design Thermoblock
NSF Certified No
Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma No
Material Plastic

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Warranty Information for the Ascaso Basic Espresso Machine - Open Box

What it Covers: Ascaso equipment

Length: 1 year parts and labor

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com

Notes: Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services


Caring for the Ascaso Basic Espresso Machine - Open Box

  • Soap out drip tray and reservoir weekly.
  • Use filtered water, or descale regularly (every 2-3 months based on usage)

  • User Manuals for your Ascaso Basic Espresso Machine - Open Box

    Ascaso Espresso Machines User Manual


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