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La Pavoni Stradivari Manual Espresso Machine - Wood & Chrome - PSW-16

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Product Description

Moths are fatefully drawn to flame, but did you know that people are naturally drawn in by the aroma of espresso? Which came first, the La Pavoni Stradivari PSW-16 on your counter or the crowd of friends and family patiently awaiting you to pull sixteen consecutive espresso shots from it? If you believe in the old saying 'the more the merrier,' and your kitchen is a perennial gathering spot, this is a fabulous choice. La Pavoni Stradivari PSW-16 makes molto delizioso espresso shots--Very Delicious!

Features & Functionality of the La Pavoni Stradivari Works

  • Professional-Grade Boiler: With a 38 ounce capacity, you can make up to 16 two ounce shots of espresso in a row.
  • Solid Rosewood Handles: Rosewood handles give this espresso machine an heirloom-quality look with a functional design.
  • Dual Frothing System: Use the manual wand or automatic frothing adapter to steam your milk.
  • 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
  • Quality Shots - You'll be pulling the best shots you've ever tasted from this espresso machine and will have the opportunity to truly perfect each aspect of espresso extraction.
  • Large Brew Group - Compared to other La Pavoni manual espresso machines, this one has a larger brew group, which has solved some of the temperature quirks of previous models.
  • Beautiful Design - The Stradivari is both elegant and functional, allowing you to pull a large quantity of espresso while maintaining its grand aesthetic appeal. You can go commercial without looking industrial.
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.
  • Light - You'll need to use a fair amount of force during extraction, but the body of this espresso machine isn't quite heavy enough to remain totally stable throughout the process. While it's not dangerous by any means, you do need to keep balance your top priority while you're using this espresso machine.

Additional Information

Model Number PSW-16
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 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 Heat Exchanger
Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Chrome

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What size tamper do you need for the La Pavoni Stradivari 16. I can't find that information anywhere. Is it a secret?
Tiny3084 on Jul 8, 2015
Best Answer: 53mm
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 10, 2015
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The specs say that the machine is 12" tall. Is that just the body or does that include the handle when it is in the up position.

If this is just the body height what is the overall height when the handle is in the up position?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2012
Best Answer: I have owned a La Pavoni Piccola for over 20 years. I ordered the Stradivari and returned it, finding the design of the steaming wand and the pressure relief tubing to be awkward. But, to answer your question, I am sure the stated height of the machine is with the handle down. I ended up buying the Alex Duetto II. Expensive, but it is great. And, I found Seattle Coffee Gear very customer friendly when I returned the Stradivari. That is the main reason I stuck with them when ordering the Alex Duetto.

Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Bob H on Apr 3, 2012
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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

Crew Review: La Pavoni Stradivari 16

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Frothing with the La Pavoni

Pulling Delicious Shots with the La Pavoni

Reviews

Beautiful and FunctionalReview by Beanconn
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Extremely pleased with every facet of this machine. I replaced my 17 year old La Pavoni with the Stradivari. The larger and more massive porta filter is a welcome improvement. Pulling shots with this machine provides the ultimate in control and intimacy. Doesn't hurt that it is gorgeous to look at too.
(Posted on 7/21/2013)

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