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Nuova Simonelli Oscar - Black - Open Box

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Product Description

To those who thought an affordable heat exchanger espresso machine would never exist, the Nuova Simonelli Oscar Espresso Machine has arrived to prove them wrong. Using the quality construction of many other heat exchanging machines, the Oscar comes in at several hundred dollars lower than the competition without sacrificing quality.

Features & Functionality of the Nuova Simonelli Oscar

  • Heat Exchanger: Double boilers are so 2010 -- Heat exchangers provide most of the same benefit at a much lower price point. Brew and steam at the same time with this unit as well.
  • Simple Interface: Two buttons and a steam knob. You wont need to spend hours trying to figure out what each feature does, making it easy to pull this guy out of the box, dial in your grinder and make espresso on to go.
  • Professional Portafilter: This machine uses a high quality and durable 58mm portafilter.
  • Large Water Tank: 2.3 liter reservoir means you won't have to fill up every couple shots -- but we do recommend keeping that tank clean.
  • Great Steam Pressure: This steam wand is both capable of good microfoam as well as very quick temperature increases, blasting milk to latte temperature in seconds.
  • Cup Warmer: The top of this machine functions perfectly as a cup warmer, with about enough space to old nine shot glasses cappuccino cups.
  • Sturdy Construction: With the exception of the plastic body, this machine looks and feels durable.
  • Removable Tray: Easily adjust the tray or remove it completely to accommodate taller cups.
  • Excellent Shots - The Nuova Simonelli Oscar produces great shots similar to machines that cost much more.
  • Affordable - This is the first cost-efficient heat exchanger espresso machine that we have seen that doesn't sacrifice any quality in the coffee.
  • Easy to Use - With very few bells and whistles, this machine is extremely simple to operate.
  • Plastic - While it has no affect on the performance of the machine, the plastic body lacks style.
  • Water Reservoir Design - There is no water level indication and the hole to refill the tank is quite small. There is no hot water spigot either.
Ease of Use 4
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare?

The Nuova Simonelli Oscar makes great shots at a great price.

Tips and Tricks

Be sure not to turn the steam dial all the way off. Stop just after the steam ceases.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Nuova Simonelli
Width 11.5 inches
Depth 15.0 inches
Height 15.0 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 40.0000
Watts 1200W
Volts 120V
Programmability No
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Cup Clearance 3.0 inches
Boiler Volume 2 liter
Reservoir Size 2.3 liter
Solenoid Valve Yes
Steam Wand Type Traditional Only
Cup Warmer Yes
Available Portafilters Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 25 minutes
Boiler Design ThermoBlock
NSF Certified Yes
Pod Friendly Yes - with adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma No
Material Plastic

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Hello. I am planning to buy this machine but I wonder if I have to full the water tank in order to make a latte. You see, I will be using this for a 250ml latte each day. And I want to know if it would be ok that I fill the tank with "enough" water and power up the machine?
A shopper on May 19, 2013
Best Answer: If you only plan to make only one or even just very few drinks with this machine, yes, you can absolutely fill the tank of the Nuova Simoneli Oscar only partially. It is the case, however, that the machine's boiler will hold water from the previous day, and more than just the small amount you'd like to pour into the tank. Also keep in mind that this larger machine will require a longer heat up time, and so plan to have it powered on for about 30 minutes before you make your drink.
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Warranty Information for the Nuova Simonelli Oscar

What it Covers:

Nuova Simonelli espresso machines and grinders


- Home Use: 1 year parts and labor (Musica, Oscar, Grinta & MCI)

- Commercial Equipment: 2 year parts, 3 months labor (can be extended to one year with Gold Plan)

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear, Extended Gold Plan supported by Nuova Simonelli
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes, home machines
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Nuova Simonelli Oscar

  • Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
  • Backflush the brewhead every couple weeks to ensure the best tasting espresso.
  • To prevent lime and calcium build up in your machine, it is necessary to have a water treatment and possibly a technician professional descale your machine.

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