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Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine - Kid Blue - Open Box

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Product Description

The Ascaso Dream UP features a 3-way solenoid valve and adjustable overpressure valve. With the same stylish retro look that the Dream has long been known for and available in a wide array of bright and flirty colors, the Ascaso Dream Up is a versatile and easy-to-use single boiler espresso machine.

Features and Functionality of the Ascaso Dream Up espresso machine

  • Three-Way Solenoid Valve - The latest update on the Ascaso Dream UP, this valve releases the excess pressure and moisture from the coffee puck when you are finished brewing, resulting in a drier puck that can be knocked out cleanly.
  • 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 steaming milk.
  • Aluminum Case - The Dream 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 will not rust thanks to the aluminum body. All of the components that make up the construction are designed for long life and low maintenance.
  • Frothing Tip for Perfect Foam - Like magic, the wand will make perfect foam. In an instant, the steam wand converts the milk in your 12 or 20 oz. frothing pitcher to lovely foam for lattes and cappuccinos. Mounted on a swivel joint, the stainless steel steam wand conveniently swings aside and clean up is a snap.
  • Quality Brewing Group - The group head (the component that accepts the coffee holder) is made of chrome plated brass. Designed after Ascaso's commercial espresso machines, the Dream 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.
  • Heavy Duty Coffee Holders and Filter Baskets - Keeping with the tradition of using only commercial grade components, the Dream uses heavy-duty chrome plated brass coffee holders, which feature a rugged plastic handle. There is a coffee holder for ground coffee and one for espresso pods. Single shot and double shot 57 mm diameter stainless steel filter baskets are also included. The larger size baskets allow you to use more ground coffee per serving for stronger espresso or cups of coffee.
  • 48 oz. Water Tank - The removable water reservoir, equipped with a water level indicator, can be filled while operating or taken out and filled at the faucet.
  • 16 BAR Water Pump - The secret to a great espresso is a water pump that has the power to force water through the coffee grounds to extract the full flavor from the coffee. No worries here, you have more than enough pressure to extract the best of what your coffee has to offer.
  • Drip and Cup Tray, Plus Cup Heater - The Dream has a polished stainless steel drip pan and chrome plated steel cup try, both easy to remove and clean. A unique scratch resistant cup-warming surface on the top of the machine lets you keep your espresso cups warm so your freshly brewed espresso does not cool too quickly once it hits the cup.
  • Brass Boiler - Made of heat distributing brass, this boiler can get up to temperature quickly and stay there, with a fast recycling time. Two thermostats control the temperature for espresso and for steam, and a third that specifically monitors the boiler to protect it from overheating if the machine is left unattended for long periods.
  • Solenoid - The 3-way solenoid and adjustable overpressure valve makes a better shot and easier clean up
  • Heavy Duty - This is one of the sturdiest home espresso machine designs on the market. The case is made of heavy cast aluminum and is built to last a long time
  • Good Temperature Control - The Dream has a heavy brass boiler, brass brew head and chrome-plated brass portafilter, which translate to excellent temperature control and very good shots of espresso
  • Cons
    • Weak Steaming Valve Can Leak - We handle the warranty repairs for Starbucks and have seen a few of these machines leak from the steaming area. The fitting is made of brass and, if overtightened, can begin to leak slightly. It is inexpensive repair that can be performed by any Ascaso-certified repair departmentImportant to Refill Boiler After Steaming - As with any single home espresso machine, it's important to refill the boiler after steaming to prevent the boiler element from overheating and eventually failing. We recommend that you always steam milk first, cool the machine down and then pull espresso shots. This method assures excellent beverages and a long machine life
    How Does it Compare?

    Beautiful design, all metal casing with solid internal components. With a little practice and regular maintenance this machine can product excellent results.

    Tips and Tricks

    Consider purchasing the non-pressurized upgrade adapter to improve shot quality. Note: You will also need a good quality espresso grinder to make this work.

    Additional Information

    Manufacturer Ascaso
    Width 9.6 inches
    Depth 11 inches
    Height 13.6 inches
    Product Weight (lbs.) 24.0000
    Watts 900
    Volts 120
    Programmability No
    Case Material Aluminum
    Boiler Material Brass/Copper
    Boiler Volume 8.6 oz.
    Reservoir Size 48 oz.
    Solenoid Valve Yes
    Steam Wand Type Panarello Only
    Cup Warmer Yes
    Available Portafilters Pressurized and Non-Pressurized
    Boiler Design Single Boiler
    NSF Certified No
    Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
    Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
    Auto Shut Off No
    Auto On No
    Pre-Infusion/Aroma No

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    Is it possible to get hot water out of this machine? Interested in the ability to make an americano.

    Matt M on Nov 3, 2014
    Best Answer: Yes, you can draw hot water through the steam arm of the Ascaso Dream Up machines in order to make an americano.
    Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Nov 4, 2014
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    Warranty Information for the Ascaso Dream Up

    What it Covers: Ascaso equipment
    Length: 1 Year
    Who Supports the Warranty: Espresso 4 Home
    Warranty Contact Information: 732-866-1781

    A common failure point on single boiler models is boiler burn out, which can occur if the boiler is not actively refilled with water. Unfortunately, this error is not covered under warranty, so please ensure that your boiler is regularly and properly refilled by steaming, purging and then brewing. Not sure how to do this? Watch Gail perform this process on the Ascaso Dream UP.

    Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
    Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

    Caring for the Ascaso Dream Up

    For detailed care instructions, please refer to your machine's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:

    • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
    • Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
    • Rinse portafilter and baskets after each use.
    • Brush brew head gasket area weekly to remove any coffee build-up
    • Purge and wipe the steam wand after each use. The Panarello sleeve can also be removed for regular cleaning.

    User Manuals for the Ascaso Dream Up

    Ascaso Espresso Machines User Manual

    Note: The instructional manuals for Ascaso are printed for worldwide distribution and covers almost every model produced worldwide. With this in mind, there may be features, accessories or colors available in Ascaso equipment in other countries, but not available in models produced for the United States.

    Videos Featuring the Ascaso Dream Up

    Refilling the Boiler and Temperature Surfing on an Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine

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