Brew Espresso And Steam/Froth Milk Simultaneously
The Nuova Simonelli Oscar is one of only a few semi-automatic espresso machines in the entire world (at this price) that allow you to steam and froth your milk at the same time you are brewing espresso. Enjoy unlimited steam power and excellent thermal brewing stability thanks to the Oscar's powerful heat exchanger boiler. There are no buttons to push to make the Oscar heat up for steaming; it is always ready. Just turn the knob on the left to open the valve and powerful, dry steam will come pouring out the commercial 4-Hole tip at the end of the stainless steel steam wand.
High Capacity Heat Exchanger (HX) Boiler
The power plant behind the Nuova Simonelli Oscar Professional is its insulated 2.3 L copper heat exchanger boiler. This design is found inside the vast majority of commercial espresso machines and consists of the horizontally-seated main boiler housing with an enclosed water pipe running through it. When the boiler reaches operating temperature with its robust 1200 Watt heating element, it is about half full of super heated water and half full of pressurized dry steam. The brewing water passes through the enclosed pipe and is flash heated to the optimum temperature. Nuova Simonelli built the Oscar with this technology because it provides the best temperature stability and gives you unlimited, powerful steam. The boiler temperature is regulated by the same resilient sirai pressurestat that Nuova installs in their 2, 3, and 4-Group commercial espresso machines. In addition, the boiler is wrapped with a half inch of insulation to reduce energy consumption and save you money.
Large Removable Water Tank
This Oscar model does not connect to plumbing the way a commercial unit does, but it does have a removable 2.3 L water tank to feed all your brewing and steaming needs. This tank can also be refilled without removing it. Simply flip open the top door and pour in fresh cold water. Nuova Simonelli offers the fully plumbed-in Oscar or request
Semi-Automatic Espresso Brewing
The Nuova Simonelli Oscar is a semi-automatic espresso machine which means that the barista has complete control over the brewing process. You must both start and stop the brewing cycle once you have dialed in your grinder and dosed and tamped the espresso grounds. Whether you desire 1 shot or 2, the actual brewing process should take 20 to 30 seconds depending on your taste preferences. It is recommended that you own or purchase a grinder, such as the Grinta or comparable espresso grinder to complement your new Oscar. Like a commercial espresso machine, the Nuova Simonelli Oscar requires a precise grind setting to brew that sought after "God shot" of perfect crema topped espresso.<
Commercial Grade Brew Group
Nuova Simonelli hits a home run with the commercial brew group they installed in the Oscar Professional. The Oscar has all the necessary components here to create the perfect brewing environment for espresso. The brew group is made from a casting of marine grade brass which offers the industry's best heat conducting and corrosion resistant material. The engineers at Nuova built this brew group to allow the heat exchanger line from the boiler to passively recirculate so that it is always ready to brew. They also included the coveted 3-Way solenoid valve which not only prevents excessive pressure but also releases built-up pressure at the end of brewing to dry the espresso puck and keep it from dripping.
Boiler Protection Features
To ensure long life and protection against over heating and burnout, Nuova Simonelli built the Oscar's boiler with a safety feature called Auto-Refill. This system keeps an eye on the water level in the boiler and when the level falls below a certain point, the computer controlled water level system automatically adds more water. If the machine should run out of water and the Auto Fill system was unable to refill the boiler, the computer will automatically turn the machine off to prevent overheating and damage to the heating element. Whatï¿½s more, the Pasquini Livia boiler features an over pressure relief valve and thermal reset switch, which serve as backups to the boiler pressure regulating system.
The Oscar's steel frame is protected by a hardened ABS plastic exterior that will withstand even commercial use. It may not have the look of stainless steel, but it will never corrode; it is easy to clean and scratch resistant; and it hides fingerprints and dirt that quickly show on stainless steel. Its drip tray comes with a punch-out disk for hooking up a direct drip tray drainage line. Also the drip tray can be flipped over to accommodate both small and large cups. On the top of the unit, you can store up to 12 cups that will become warm from the radiant heat off the boiler.
- Water tank 2,3 L Power - 1200 W.
- Weight 14 Kg.
- Size: 300 x 400h x 400mm