Ascaso Dream UP V3 PID Espresso Machine w/ WOOD Handle and Steam Knob

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Ascaso Dream UP V3 PID Espresso Machine w/ WOOD Handle and Steam Knob

The Ascaso Dream UP V3 machine has had some extra elegance added to its already dynamic design! Ascaso has crafted the portafilter handle and steam knob out of Pyrenean boxwood–adding artful, chemical-free durability that you can feel! We love how this new addition in design compliments The Dream’s signature retro look. Plus, with the addition of the PID, control of the temperature of your coffee and hot water is at your fingertips!

PID Display

  • Adjustable temperature in one-degree increments.
  • Stand-by option is available.
  • Coffee dose timer.
  • Programmable pre-infusion. (0 to 5 seconds).
  • Alarms (5): Water/coffee ratio, coffee or steam gauge, coffee group or steam. (Display indicates error type).

Active Cup Warmer

Unlike the other Dream models, the PID version has a 38W plate under the top panel actively warms cups, versus warming the cups with passive heat.

Illuminated Water Tank

The water tank on the Ascaso Dream PID is illuminated. Checking the water level in the early morning has never been easier!

Aluminum Body

Unlike other machines made of steel and painted enamel, the Ascaso Dream UP has no chance of rusting. Remember, we are using water and steam to make our favorite drinks, so steel machines will rust at some point. The aluminum base does have a polish. Therefore, be careful of distilled or purified water which can ruin its finish. Also, keep in mind, the aluminum is hand buffed and polished. Hence, each base will have its character.

Thermoblock Technology

The thermoblock is designed of aluminum for fast warm up times and thickness for good temperature stability. Aluminium also avoids ‘pitting’ in cases where purified water is used. The inside pipe for which water comes in contact for heating is made of stainless steel. Another bonus? The thermoblock in this case is less prone to limescale build up from magnesium and calcium – limescale is a major factor in causing problems on espresso machines.

3-way solenoid valve

Allows you the ability to remove the portafilter immediately after brewing, turning your grinds into a puck, rather than a watery mess!

Quality brewing group

Made of chrome plated brass, the grouphead on the Ascaso Dream UP 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 a better extraction.

Adjustable Over Pressure Valve

The ability to adjust the over pressure valve allows you to perfect your coffee to the flavor profile that is distinctly yours. The possibilities are endless!

1.3 L Water Reservoir

A microprocessor pulsates the pump so water in the reservoir continuously fills the thermoblock for continuous steam – until the reservoir runs near empty.

Enhanced steam valve design

Previous models had metal-to-metal closure for shutting off the steam/hot water valve. V3 models were upgraded with compression steam valves so there is a rubber gasket that makes the closure. The result? A lower chance of limescale buildup as seen on previous models!

Panarello Steam Tip

Frothing milk has never been simpler! The panarello steam tip that Ascaso provides will have you making luxurious lattes and cappuccinos in no time. Ascaso also provides a new and improved steam tip for those who want a little more control with their microfoam.

Versatility between different brewing methods

No conversion kits needed here! As of April 2014, Ascaso has combined the ground / pod system into one. Simply switch out the filter basket to brew with freshly ground coffee or E.S.E pods. Ascaso provides FOUR different baskets.

Accessories included

  • Dual-spout 58 mm portafilter.
  • Single and double pressurized filter baskets, Double non-pressurized basket, E.S.E Pod basket.
  • Aluminum tamper–an upgrade to the plastic tamper most manufacturers include.
  • Plastic scoop for pre-ground coffee.

For more Ascaso products, please visit our Ascaso brands page.

If you have any questions, please reference the Q&A tab on each product page.



Height (inches)

14, approximate

Width (inches)

10, approximate

Depth (inches)

11.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)


Wattage (watts)


Voltage (volts)

110 – 120

Portafilter size (mm)


Tank capacity (liters)


Country of manufacture

Barcelona, Spain

Espresso Machine Warning:

  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat or the wiring inside.
  • WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
  • DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.

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    1. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry to hear about this. Some Ascaso machines had a problem with an internal part of the steam valve. Please email us your order number, date of purchase, and full name that the machine was ordered under. If under warranty, we will send this part free of charge. Please note that the machine had to be purchased from us to attain this part. For those who purchased elsewhere, it is best to contact the dealer as they are responsible for this issue.

    2. 0 votes
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      There is a gasket part inside that would need to be replaced.

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      Please use the appropriate diagram on our web site, and then search by part number on our web site.

    4. 0 votes
      A This link appears to provide the same Portafilter with wooden handle for purchase: ""
    5. 0 votes
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      Yes, that one part is tricky.

      Please use the diagrams in the technical support section of our web site. We do not want to mention it because these parts have changed a few times. So, best to ccheck the diagrams based on the month/year production of your model.

      A Hmmm, according to the parts diagram the o-rings are not broken out, and are included in this: Definitely seeing leaking when the steam tap is open, so it's definitely the o-rings. But I'm not sure how to replace that whole part. I may just remove mine and measure for the o-ring. Unless someone knows what size the old o-rings (I2302) are?
      Answered by the admin Usually, when stuck, the part I2908 needs to be replaced. I.2302 is a highly specialized high temp gasket.
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      Please disconnect the electrical cord from the wall outlet. Please allow machine to cool to a cold state.

      Please follow these instructions to remove the top cover.

      On each corner of the boiler, there is a screw under each corner of the thermoblock that needs to be tightened.Ascaso DREAM PID Internal Photo

    7. 0 votes
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      Sounds like a bad gauge or a bad pump. There is no other test except to replace either or both parts.

      Answered by the admin

      On a second thought, it could be the OPV is set too low, is stuck open, or is defective.

    8. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin The gauge shows you the result of the grind fineness, the amount of coffee in the basket, and the tamping pressure. If the pump failed, it would not pump water at all. If the gauge failed, the gauge would be frozen and not move at all.
    9. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin

      The E61 bottomless/naked portafilter should work on the Ascaso Dream PID espresso machines. However, the grind fineness will need to be changed.

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      Sorry, we can not tell if it is the switch, the software, or the flowmeter. Please follow the instructions in the manual to reset the Dream PID espresso machine. If this does not work, please make sure the double dose basket is not being used with the single dose switch as there may be not enough water coming through.

      Special crescent wrenches are needed to remove the switches.

    11. 0 votes
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      As soon as you program it, the menu will go back to OFF. It should work.

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      Thanks for sharing.  If there was something loose, the whole grouphead would move. There are usually 4 bolts that hold the grouphead and boiler to the frame. The clicking may be when  locking the portafilter into place. The metal screen touching the basket.

    13. 0 votes
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      There is a break in period for the gasket, and it may require more force when the gasket is so new. Second, too much ground coffee in the basket will also cause this.

    14. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin Sorry, we do not have any wood ones in stock at this time. We may have some in September.
    15. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin Sorry, not all 58mm portafilters are the same. It is best to purchase an Ascaso portafilter or sometimes an E61 Faema will work. We say sometimes because there are even differences in the E61 portafilters.
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      Answered by the admin The steam valve is a compression valve which means the knob needs to be turned tight. However, if you turned the screw for the overpressure valve to open at a higher pressure, the pressure created by the pump can exert more force than the gasket can handle in the steam valve. A few drips would be considered normal in this case. A stream is not considered normal.
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      Answered by the admin Please note the screw, which is the overpressure valve a.k.a. OPV, controls the maximum pressur that is allowed to hit the coffee grind or puck in the basket. The adjustable screw DOES NOT control the actual pump pressure. The pump will produce a pressure by the maximum allowed by the OPV AND the amount needed to pass the resisyance created by the grind fineness and amount of coffee in the basket, and the tamping pressure. Therefore, your changes are occurring because there is a change in grind fineness, tamping pressure, AND/OR amount of coffee in the basket.
      Answered by the admin Pulling a shot without running water through the steam wand after steaming milk will also increase the pressure as steam inside the thermoblock has a higher pressure. So, after steaming milk, water should be run through the steam wand until the temperature of the thermoblock comes down.
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      If there is no water glow through an open steam valve, there may be an air pocket inside the pump. The machine will need to be re-primed.

      If the pump pumps water, then this means the capillary tube to the gauge is blocked, usually with limescale. We suggest doing a descaling with vinegar to try and clear it.

      A I have reprimed and descaled and still very little water comes out of the group head or wand. Please advise.
      Answered by the admin

      The descaler (white vinegar, Dezcal, Ascaso descaler, etc) needs to stay in the machine for ~20 minutes. Please follow the procedure we gave a link to in our last response.

      If this does not work, then check to see if a lot of water drips into the water reservoir. It could be one of the valves is stuck open and sending back water to the reservoir. This open valve would usually only stay open because of limescale or other particulates.

      If this does not solve it, the machine would need to be shipped in for evaluation and repair.

      A I performed the descaling operation (leaving the descaling solution in the machine 20+ minutes and repeating this several times) as well as the priming procedure multiple times. I am still getting only spurts of water when the "water" function is on and steam/drops of water from the group head when it is engaged. I also don't get any increase in pressure when the backflush disk is in place. I have tried all of these things multiple times at this point and spent many hours trying to get the machine to work. Incidentally, it was working fine for several weeks, then the output all but stopped in the middle of pulling a shot. I also checked to see if there was any water running back into the reservoir, and there was not. I think I need to send it in for service at this point to have the pump looked at. Please let me know how to do this. Thank you kindly for your help.
      Answered by the admin

      Please email customer service for a repair authorization number and form. Please keep all loose components to less chance of shipping damage. Please read all instructions on the repair authorization form.

    19. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin

      Since the Dream PID has the same sized portafilter, the following Ascaso single spout should fit.

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      Answered by the admin

      Thank you for the inquiry, and we are sorry to hear about this. Usually, about 0.25-0.50 inch of hose can be sliced off then reinserted using the components on the hose. If this does not work, please contact us directly with your online order number.

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      If you purchased the machine from 1st-line, please use the contact us link at the top of our web site and submit a warranty claim through the form. Please include your 1st-line invoice number as well as your name and address in that form.


    22. 0 votes
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      Yes, only for the NON-PID version as shown. The 57mm bottomless or naked portafilter can be purchased on our web site.

      This bottomless does not fit the PID Ascaso Dreams because the Ascaso PID Dreams have 58mm groupheads.

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      Answered by the admin

      We are sorry to hear about this. A turkey baste is best used to solve this issue. We test every machine with water prior to shipping. Unfortunately, some machines develop an air pocket which can be difficult to remove. Thanks for calling in and working with us to resolve.

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      Please review the instructional manual on how to program. It seems like the programming was changed to run this long if it runs 50 seconds every time.

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