The Steel series, made of stainless steel, of a robust and remarkable appearance it is a tribute to the ascaso factory in Barcelona. Inspired in the city’s industrial spirit and its closeness to design, the steel coffee machines offer a wide variety of possibilities, which makes it a true professional machine in a domestic environment. And always, with great simplicity it its daily use. Made of high quality brass and designed to distribute the heat uniformly for our espresso to have a consistent temperature and for a better extraction. Thermoblock aluminium + inox. Fixed Filterholder(options ground/versatile) Its high quality means it can reach working temperatures quickly and in succession. Two thermostats control the temperature of the coffee and steam and a resettable thermostat protects the machine from accidental overheating. High capacity. Oversized to guarantee professional thermal stability and provide quality in every cup. The water circulates through an Inox circuit, reducing lime scale build-up to a minimum. Provides a good supply of steam. Brass boiler PROF (325cc). Movile Filterholder(options ground/versatile). Our fixed arm system provides a professional thermoblock group that together with the exclusive and patented design of the arm enables an easy use and an excellent extraction of the Pods (ESE system). Moreover, the thermoblock enables an good production of steam Professional water pump which enables the distribution of water over the coffee at the suitable pressure to extract the maximum aroma, flavour and organoleptic characteristics. 3 way and OPV Valves The inclusion of this type valve enables to offer a dry extraction, eliminating the final dripping and preventing overpressurisation. The OPV (Over Pressure Valve) guarantees a pressure control. Following Ascaso’s philosophy of transferring the professional components to the espresso world at home, all our machines are provided with chrome brass portafilters and stainless steel filter baskets (for 1 and 2 coffees) of 58 mm diameter (60 mm diameter in PROF models) and the special filter basket for ESE Pod in the versatile model. Moreover, our versatile model incorporates the latest technology in filters, with the “supercream” version, which achieves an extra creamy extraction. This special pressurised filter guarantees a creamy coffee regardless of the mixture or grinding degree used. Ergonomic filter holder handle Thanks to its ergonomic design, I has strong yet pleasant feel. Non slip grip handle. It is tilted 10º for easy of use, while the horizontal placement of the filter holder in the delivery group ensures perfectly pressed coffee grounds.