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While it is said that the Ascaso Basic coffee machine is the entry-level model among all Ascaso coffee machines, there is nothing basic about it.
In fact, it is quite a sophisticated and high quality espresso and cappuccino machine.
First of all, it looks really attractive and comes in either black or white. It isn’t built out of stainless steel, which makes it look deceptively simple.
However, don’t be deceived by its simple, yet sleek appearance. There’s more to this “Basic Ascaso coffee machine” than meets the eye.
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The Ascaso Basic Coffee Machines feature simple to use and intuitive controls. With a press of a button, it starts to brew coffee.
It has 2 lights that indicate when the coffee machine is turned on (left blue), and when the machine is primed and ready tobrew (right blue).
Its control panel is comprised of an on/off button, a brew button, and a steam button. It only takes a couple of uses until you have memorized what the buttons and lights are for.
With 16 bars of pressure, you can be assured that this machine brews great shots of espresso. It can definitely produce the amount of pressure needed to get good extraction on a consistent basis.
Furthermore, it features a commercial-grade brewing group, which is made of chrome plated brass, and a commercial-grade portafilter, which is also made of chrome plated brass.
For milk-based espresso drinks, the Ascaso Basic Coffee Machine comes with a frothing wand and a special milk frothing aid. In addition, the Ascaso Basic Coffee Machines feature a 2 L removable water tank, and a brass boiler. For an entry level machine that only costs a little over $300, you’d be hard pressed to find another that has a commercial-grade brass boiler.
The brass boiler comes equipped with three thermostats: one monitors and controls the water temperature for brewing espresso, the second monitors steam, and the third monitors the ambient temperature of the boiler to protect it from overheating when the machine is left sitting idly.
Its other features include a polished stainless steel drip tray, a removable drip pan underneath the drip tray, and a cup warming surface. Furthermore, it can accommodate E.S.E. pods, and comes with a matching pod filter basket.
In other words, the Ascaso Basic Coffee Machine blows all other entry-level espresso machines out of the water, due to its high quality components and features.
Finding an entry-level espresso machine that can offer what the Ascaso Basic Coffee Machine has to offer can be a daunting and impossible task.
Therefore, if you’re looking for a good espresso machine to start with, it would be wise to start looking for one of these basic Ascaso coffee machines as soon as possible.