ECM Elektronika II Profi Switchable Espresso Machine
As low as $2,549.00
The Elektronika II Profi Switchable from ECM has always been a uniquely interesting espresso machine. It has all the class and power of a prosumer grade machine, but with an automatic functionality you can’t normally get at such a high level. Considering the polish ECM is known for and the programmability of its automatic brew options, the Elektronika has always stood out as a favorite of ours.
ECM's Elektronika II Profi Switchable is an automatic heat-exchange espresso machine with four pre-programmed volumetric brew buttons. A dual citizen in the world of home espresso brewing, the machine will romance your guests with its traditional Italian styling and provide you with a lasting partnership thanks to its German engineering. True to ECM’s philosophy of creating sophisticated machines with innovative technology, the Elektronika is the perfect harmony of aesthetics, convenience, and quality.
Striving to consistently impress with the outward appearance of their machines, ECM has wrapped the Elektronika in highly polished and curved stainless steel. The result is a gorgeous exterior that communicates both the elegance and durability of its design. The housing, as well as the internal components rest on a one-piece steel frame that spans the full length of the machine. The solid frame promotes greater structural integrity and prevents bending during shipping. A final feature of note is that the body of the Elektronika has been designed to absorb noise for a nearly silent brewing process.
Further contributing to silent brewing is the rotary pump. A coveted feature on home machines, rotary pumps are known not only for being much quieter than vibration pumps but also for allowing you to plumb your machine directly into a water line. Should you opt out of plumbing your machine, the Elektronika alternatively has an ample 3 liter water reservoir. To prevent the boiler from running dry, the reservoir is fitted with a reed contact for automatic shut-off in the event of low volume.
The boiler itself boasts 2.1 liter capacity and is made out stainless steel and wrapped in thermal insulation. As a heat exchange machine, the Elektronika has the ability to brew and steam simultaneously; As an automatic machine you can program the brew buttons dispense your preferred volume of espresso with just one push. An added feature is the addition of an automated cleaning cycle with its own dedicated button. Included with each machine are two of ECM’s weight balanced, chrome plated brass portafilters (1 single and 1 double spout), two filter baskets (1 single and 1 double shot), and a blind filter basket for backflushing.
For steam and hot water, the Elektronika eschews traditional knobs in favor of levers that can be locked in place for consistent flow. The steam wand uses a standard two-hole commercial style steam tip and has been insulated to help prevent burns. An additional benefit of the insulation is that milk is less likely to be burned onto the outside, making the wand much easier to clean as a result.
Finishing touches that round out the machine include the front mounted dual pressure gauges that monitor the pressure of both the boiler and the pump, the high quality redesigned feet, the high capacity drip tray, and the use copper plumbing over materials like teflon or other plastics. ECM’s Elektronika II Profi Switchable sets a very high standard as far as automatic espresso machines are concerned and once again proves their commitment to diligent manufacturing and innovative design.
- Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher - 12oz
- Brass water adapter for direct plumbing
- Stainless-steel housing
- One-piece steel frame
- 4 programmable brew buttons
- 2-1 liter heat exchange boiler
- Insulated steam and hot water wands
- Rotary pump
- 101 ounce water reservoir
- Direct water line connection
- Dedicated button for automatic cleaning