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

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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 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.

Additional information



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

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      1. 0 votes

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

      2. 0 votes

        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.

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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.

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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.

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        A Sorry, we do not have any wood ones in stock at this time. We may have some in September.
      6. 0 votes
        A 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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        A 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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        A 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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        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.

      10. 0 votes

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

      11. 0 votes

        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.

      12. 0 votes

        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.


      13. 0 votes

        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.

      14. 0 votes

        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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