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La Pavoni Professional Manual Espresso Machine - Black Base - PBB-16

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Product Description

If only builders of the Tower of Pisa had a La Pavoni Professional PBB-16, it may have stood a little taller today. How much espresso do you need to really get going in the morning? One shot, two shots...sixteen shots??? With classic construction that gives you complete control over your brew, you'll love the quality espresso shots you can craft with the Professional PBB-16. Solid good looks come from shiny chrome and a heavy duty black base. Extra control comes from an easy read gauge. Master this manual machine to pull up to 16 two-ounce shots thanks to the large 38 ounce boiler.

Features & Functionality of the La Pavoni Professional PBB-16

  • Large Boiler: Pull up to sixteen 2 ounce cups of espresso with the 38 ounce boiler.
  • Steam Wand Functionality: Use the manual wand to steam your milk.
  • Internal Thermostat and Mounted Pressure Gauge: Easily monitor and control pressure with the internal thermostat and mounted pressure gauge.
  • Varying Brewing Capacity: You can select to make one or two cups at a time.
  • Nickel Plated 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 Boiler - The 38oz boiler will give you the ability to pull up to 16 two-ounce cups of espresso — great for parties.
  • Small Footprint - Maximize your counter top space with the PBB-16's small size.
Cons
  • Temperamental - Users report this espresso machine can be a bit on the temperamental side, requiring a high level of maintenance and care.
  • Slow to Warm Up - If you're in a rush, this machine takes more time than perhaps you'd like to get up to steaming temperature. The manufacturer says five minutes, but we've heard reports of up to 15 minutes.
How Does it Compare?

Unlike the PC-16 and the PPB-16, this model does not come with an auto frothing device, and it is not available for purchase as a separate accessory.

Additional Information

Model Number PBB16
Manufacturer La Pavoni
Width 7.5 inches
Depth 10.25 inches
Height 13.0 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 14.0000
Watts 1000W
Volts 110V
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Cup Clearance 2.5 inches
Boiler Volume 54 oz
Reservoir Size 54 oz
Steam Wand Type Traditional Only
Available Portafilters Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 5 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 15 minutes
Boiler Design Single Boiler
Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Chrome

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Aside from the color of the base, what is the difference between this machine and the PC-16? Is the base durable? Is the portafilter, group-head and all the main parts that brew the shot the same as the PC-16?

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MC
Mike C on Apr 14, 2014
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Warranty Information for the La Pavoni Professional PBB-16

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 Professional PBB-16

  • 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 cloth immediately after use.
  • Clean brew head with group head brush.

User Manual for La Pavoni Professional Manual Espresso Machine

La Pavoni Professional Espresso Machine User Manual


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