La Nuova Era Cuadra Espresso Machine
E61 grouphead. Heat exchanger (HX). Steam milk and make espresso at the same time. Boiler pressure gauge. There is even a refill spout so you do not need to pull your machine forward to fill the reservoir. Brain unit, pump, and solenoid valve are near bottom to avoid boiler heat which rises, and these same items are protected with a stainless steel covering to prevent water from splashing on them.
Hot water circulates from the heat exchanger through the grouphead and back to keep the grouphead and your portafilter nice and hot. The multi-directional no-burn steam wand allows the user to pivot the steam wand in the right position for milk frothing and steaming. The multi-directional no-burn hot water wand allows movement for larger and smaller cups.
Manual 3 way grouphead valve allows back to back espresso extractions. Large 1.8 liter copper boiler provides ample steam power for home and office use. The XP700 Mater pressurestat is an upgraded version regulator to monitor the steam pressure in the boiler. A Parker solenoid valve is utilized to control the automatic water refill of the boiler. A small-style over pressure valve is used to maintain the compactness of this machine.
The Cuadra is also equipped with a low water cut-off switch. Located underneath the reservoir to power off the machine when the reservoir is low on water. An anti-vacuum valve: was incorporated to remove any vacuum from the boiler when it cools down. The water reservoir is removable for easy cleaning and should be cleaned with detergent every two weeks.
The body is mad of polished chrome colored plastic side panels, stainless steel satin finish back panel, and front face polished vertical body panel. The stainless steel drip tray slides out from the machine for easy cleaning. Plastic insert and stainless steel drip tray cover add a really nice touch. Also features a stainless steel cup warmer tray, that must be removed to refill the water reservoir. As with any machine, cups can take up to 2 hours to preheat using a cup warmer tray. You can use the water wand to flash heat your cups.
La Nuova Era Cuadra Espresso Machine features
- Weight 47 lbs
- Dimensions 20 × 19 × 17 in
- Gauge: Measures boiler pressure.
- Frame: Stainless steel (not polished).
- Accessories included: One dual spout 58 mm brass portafilter with commercial grade plastic handle, single dose 58 mm filter basket, double dose 58 mm filter basket, rubber insert for backflushing, cheap plastic tamper, coffee measuring scoop, grouphead cleaning brush, removable electrical cord for 110 volt outlet, water softener, instructional manual, and water tank refill spout.
- E61 Grouphead
- Stainless steel cup warmer tray
- Multi-directional no-burn steam wand
- Stainless steel drip tray
- Manual 3 way grouphead valve
- Removable water reservoir for easy cleaning
- Large 1.8 liter copper boiler
- Anti-vacuum valve
- XP700 Mater pressurestat
- Low water cut-off switch
- Parker solenoid valve
- Small-style over pressure valve
- 2 year parts and labor warranty