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Ascaso Dream PID Espresso Machine

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  • Adorable, Small Format Espresso Machine
  • PID Temp Control
  • Adjustable OPV
  • Programmable Shot Controls
Overview

The Ascaso Dream PID offers a double dose of style and technology sure to please everyone in your household. Analog may have been the name of the game for the original Dream, but the PID is a smash cut combination of classic and contemporary in the same sleek casing. Internally, not much is left unchanged, including a switch to a classic 58mm portafilter size, the addition of an adjustable over pressure valve, thermoblock insulation, an analog pressure gauge, and an articulated no-burn steam wand. The Dream's new PID also packs in powerful programming like temperature and offset control, pre-infusion, power saving modes and single or double shot programming. The Dream PID glitzes up its design as well with water reservoir spotlights and water-resistant boxwood furniture at the steam knob and portafilter.

Features
  • PID Temperature Management - Program your PID controller to get just-right shots every time. This model even features offset programming, letting you calibrate temperature to account for drops in the system on the way to your glass.
  • 58mm Group - The 58mm group and portafilter opens you up to a range of aftermarket accessories, including replacement gaskets and dispersion screens from the popular E61 format.
  • Adjustable OPV - An externally-accessible screw lets you set the max pressure the pump will push through your group head. In addition to giving you an extra parameter to play with, this opens up the Dream PID to backflushing.
  • Programming - Unlike the original, the Dream PID is packed with programming for power saving, pre-infusion, and shot length programming.
  • Pressure Gauge - Another welcome change, the Dream PID has swapped its analog temperature gauge to monitor pressure instead.
  • Accoutrements - Each Dream PID is packed with niceties like a steel tamper, multiple basket types, blind basket, and wood furniture.
  • Pros
    • Big Redesign - We're used to seeing small, incremental changes to machine designs. The huge amount of improvements made for this new Dream is nothing short of astounding.
    • Temperature Stability - The PID monitors heat well and keeps temps more stable than almost any machine we've used at this size.
    • Shot Programming - The ability to program 2 shot lengths is cool, that they managed to do it without moving away from an analog toggle is even cooler.
    • Still Adorable - The swoopy, curvy cut of this machine is still fantastic on a countertop.
  • Cons
    • Purging - With the higher temperature and boiler insulation on the Dream PID, it can make a bit of a mess to purge down to brew temp. We recommend leaving the portafilter out while steaming.
    • Old and New - Some may not like the mix analog and digital displays (or toggles vs etched silver buttons) on the front of the machine, or the lights in the water tank.
  • Tips and Tricks
    When purging the system back down from steam temp to brew temp, we recommend removing the portafilter and running the last few seconds of your purge through the group to help cool it down.
Specifications
  • Resources

    Warranty Information for the Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine

    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

    Warranty Information

    • Wipe down the machine with a soft microfiber cloth.
    • Brush out brew head after every use.
    • Soap out drip tray and reservoir weekly.

    • Care and Maintenance

      Ascaso Espresso Machines User Manual


  • Manufacturer
    Ascaso
  • Width
    10 inches
  • Depth
    13.5 inches with portafilter
  • Height
    13.5 inches
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
    0.0000
  • Watts
    1090W
  • Volts
    120V
  • Programmability
    PID, Pre-infusion, Shot Time
  • Case Material
    Aluminum
  • Boiler Material
    Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
  • Cup Clearance
    3 inches
  • Reservoir Size
    48 ounces
  • Solenoid Valve
    Yes
  • Cup Tray
    Yes
  • Portafilter Size
    58mm
  • Available Portafilters
    Pressurized and Non-Pressurized, E.S.E Pods, Bottomless
  • Warm Up: Brew Time
    3:41
  • Boiler Design
    Thermoblock
  • Pod Friendly
    Yes - without adaptation
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off
    Yes
  • Auto On
    No
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma
    Yes
  • Material
    Aluminum
About Ascaso

Founded in 1962 by Jesus Ascaso, Ascaso has garnered acclaim for their high-performing espresso hardware. Combining retro style with functional engineering, Ascaso espresso machines optimize all aspects of production to craft great-tasting espresso in a matter of seconds. If you’re looking for a genuine Spanish espresso maker, Ascaso is a great choice.Check out our line of Ascaso espresso machines here at Seattle Coffee Gear Today!

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Auto On No No No
Auto Shut Off No No No
Available Portafilters Pressurized, Non-Pressurized, Bottomless Pressurized, Non-Pressurized, Bottomless Non-Pressurized, Bottomless
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger Single Boiler Heat Exchanger
Boiler Material Brass/Copper Brass Copper
Boiler Volume 1.8 L 12 ounces 2 liter
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches 3 inches 4 inches
Cup Tray Yes Yes Yes
Depth 17 inches 11.0 inches 16 inches
Height 14.25 inches 13.5 inches 16 inches; extra height needed for reservoir access
Portafilter Size 58mm 58mm 58mm
Programmability No PID, Pre-infusion, Shot Time Shot Time
Reservoir Size 2.5 L 67 ounces 2.8 liter
Solenoid Valve Yes Yes Yes
Recommended For Coffee Press
Warm Up: Brew Time 3:30
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank
Width 10.5 inches 9.5 inches 12 inches
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