The Ascaso Uno PID is an interesting alternative to Dream PID in terms of design and performance. Particularly noteworthy are the very generously dimensioned water tank with a volume of 3 liters and the higher construction, which makes it possible to use slightly larger cups and cups than with the Dream.
Commercial Grouphead - The grouphead of the Uno Professional evenly distributes heat and reduces ‘hotspots’ for more temperature consistent espresso. It has also been designed to evenly distribute water across the coffee grounds for better extraction. The marine grade brass is chrome plated for corrosion resistance and easy cleanup.
PID Single Boiler - The Uno PID boiler supplies ample amounts of hot water and steam for all your espresso and milk frothing needs. The brass boiler has a capacity of 11 ounce and is located directly above the brass grouphead.
PID Temperature Control - The control panel/digital display on the front of the machine is your access point to the built-in PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) controller which allows you program the temperature of the coffee boiler. Coffee experts know that some espresso blends brew better at 201 degree F and some at 196 degree F. Using a whole host of math equations, the PID maintains boiler temperature with exacting precision.
Removable Drip Tray - You can easily slide out the plastic drip tray for easy cleaning. Front portion of pull out drip tray is in brushed black stainless steel.
3-Way Solenoid Valve - The three-way solenoid valve is a commercial feature that not only directs the flow of water from the boiler to the brew group, but also relieves the water pressure off the coffee when the brew switch is turned off. The valve dries out the used ground coffee in the portafilter immediately after the brewing is finished. So you can straight away remove the handle, easily knock the dried coffee out and reset of the machine for another shot. The Steel Uno also features an adjustable over pressure valve that can be adjusted from 8 to 15 bars.
Vibratory Pump - The Ascaso UNO PID boasts a powerful vibratory pump rated at 20 BAR of pressure to extract maximum flavor from the coffee beans.
Water Reservoir - The 68 ounce water tank is removable from the right side of the machine. You may refill the water tank any time during the operation or remove the tank to refill at your tap. In addition, one of the blue LED indicators will notify you when the water level is low.
No Burn Steam Wand - A multi-directional steam wand has an excellent range of motion for ease of use. It creates fine and creamy milk foam effortlessly for your cappuccino and latte. Hot water wand is also on a ball joint making it easy to pour water into a cup.
Easy to Use Controls - The grouphead is controlled by a simple push button that activates the vibration pump and opens the group solenoid valve to deliver coffee. Once the desired quantity is reached, press the push-button again to stop brewing.
Commercial Portafilter - The Uno PID uses heavy-duty chrome plated brass portafilter holders and spouts. The machine comes equipped with commercial grade 58mm filter baskets to make it easier to find a quality tamper that suits your taste. You can use the same filter holder for both ground coffee and pods. The Ascaso Steel Uno PID includes 3 stainless steel filter baskets- separate single shot and double shot filter baskets for ground coffee and one single pod filter basket for ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pre-packaged pods.
The new portafilter handle has a wood finish and it is tilted 10 degrees for easy use. If you place the portafilter on flat surface it is perfectly level making tamping a breeze.
Cup Warming Surface - Warm espresso cups are essential for great tasting espresso. The Uno PID offers a passive cup warming surface on top of the unit to ensure that espresso doesn’t lose temperature when poured into a cold cup.