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The words Ascaso espresso machine may mean nothing to your average Joe, but to the coffee lover, the three words are synonymous with excellent quality and impeccable performance.
Though relatively new in the coffee industry, Ascaso has built a reputation for itself and is recognized for its quality and uniquely designed espresso machines.
Founded in Barcelona, Spain in 1962, this company has grown to become one of the brands of choice in the European market and has been gaining recognition in the North American market.
The company started out by manufacturing spare parts but over 40 years has expanded to making a range of products including the grinder and espresso machines.
Ascaso espresso machines come in colorful and unique designs carried by their Ascaso Arc espresso machines and Ascaso Dream espresso machines.
Looking for an espresso machine for office in Singapore, something that is beans to cup?
For those who want a professional and classic type of espresso machine, they have its Steel Series, which are "Swiss army knife" style machines - small but highly durable.
Part of the Steel Series and a popular espresso maker is the Ascaso Steel Duo espresso machine. The Steel Duo is a sleekly design, well-engineered semi-automatic professional espressomachine.
The body is made of stainless steel but all other parts are made of solid or chromed brass, a feature that can be found only in the best espresso machines. Why?Solid brass allows the Steel Duo to give very stable and consistent temperature when brewing coffee, and all coffee geeks know that temperature control is one of the key factors in making great coffee.
And because the espresso machine can get very hot when in use, the top of the espresso machine has been ingeniously designed to act as a cup warmer, with a rail around the sides and back to prevent the cups from falling off. The Steel Duo also doesn't take up too much counter space and it has "rubberized feet" which allows the machine to stay in place on most counter tops.
Of course, let us not forget this Ascaso espresso machine's best feature – the dual heating system. Unlike most espresso machines, the Steel Duo features 2 heating systems - it has a brass boiler dedicated to brewing coffee and a brass thermoblock for steaming or frothing milk.
The dual system temperature control allows cofee and steam or frothing to be dispensed simultaneously, saving a lot of time for the user. Because the separate boilers, frothing is also enhanced and production is easier and denser than your ordinary single boiler espresso machine.
All in all, the Ascaso Steel Duo is an excellent choice for those who want an espresso machine with commercial perks. With a price range of around $1000, you won't find a better deal for a dual boiler espresso machine.