*SOLD!* – SIDEWALK SALE – La Nuova Era Cuadra Espresso Machine – V3 (returned & refurbished) E013

$949.00

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This machine was returned within our 30 day return policy. There are scratches on the grouphead and on the drip tray.

Warranty limited to manufacturer’s defect: 30 day parts and labor.

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La Nuova Era Cuadra Espresso Machine

Overview:

Our version of the La Nuova Era Cuadra includes a no-burn steam wand, no-burn hot water wand, and an upgraded brain unit.

Heat exchanger (HX) system with an E61 grouphead. Steam milk and make espresso at the same time. Boiler pressure gauge. There is even a refill spout so you do not need to pull your machine forward to fill the reservoir. Brain unit, pump, and solenoid valve are near the bottom to avoid boiler heat which rises, and these same items are protected with stainless steel covering to prevent water from splashing on them. Need we say more?

Features:

Heat exchange system
  • Copper, insulation – The boiler is made of copper which retains heat better than stainless steel. Typically copper boilers are more susceptible to limescale when you compare to stainless steel boilers. Therefore, we highly recommend utilizing the water softener that comes with this machine. The manufacturer wraps the boiler with insulation for maximum heat retention.
  • Pull a shot & steam milk at the same time – Steam is always readily available. Hence, there is no wait time going from coffee to steam mode. Works well if entertaining a small group of people.
E-61 grouphead
  • Constantly heated – Hot water circulates from the heat exchanger through the grouphead and back to keep the grouphead and your portafilter nice and hot. As a result, the grouphead temperature constant and stable when you compare to other groupheads that have a built-in heating element.
  • Pre-infusion – Lever next to the grouphead activates a microswitch which turns on the pump to pump water through the coffee grinds. Pulling the lever half way up will open the valve to allow water into the grouphead without activating the pump. Please note that true pre-infusion requires the direct water connection whereby the water pressure from the water line creates true pre-infusion.
Vibratory pump
  • Efficient – 41 watts, rated up to 15 bar with air valve bypass. You only need 9 bar to extract perfect espresso, and wattage has no correlation to longevity.
  • Cost effective – Pumps will degrade in performance over time. Replacing a vibration pump will cost less than a rotary vane pump.
Tank/reservoir system
  • Water softener – The best protection from any limescale buildup in your machine. The water softener must be charged before use. Please follow our instructions on how to do so. This water softener also acts as a particle filter to protect the machine from any unseen particles entering the boiler.
  • Auto-shut off – Prevents burning out the heating element. The water tank sits on a spring activated plate. Once the water is low, the plate depresses the tank microswitch which turns off the heating element.
Steam/water wand
  • Multi-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility. The wands connect to the valves on an angle to the side for even more flexibility. As a result, there is less risk of burning oneself from the exposed grouphead.
  • 2-hole steam tip – Allows for a slow gradual build-up of microfoam.
  • Rotational knobs – Allows for easier control of the intensity.
Construction
  • Frame – Made of stainless steel (not polished).
  • Body panels – Sides panels are made of plastic with a polished chrome color coat. The back panel is made of stainless steel satin with a satin finish. The front panel is made of stainless steel with a polished finish.
  • Drip tray – Made of stainless steel. Slides out from the machine for easy cleaning. Plastic insert and stainless steel drip tray cover add a really nice touch.
  • Cup warmer tray – Made of stainless steel. Must be removed to refill the water reservoir. As with any machine, cups can take up to 2 hours to preheat using a cup warmer tray. You can use the water wand to flash heat your cups.
Accessories included
  • Portafilters – Dual spout portafilter.
  • Filter baskets – 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. 58 mm in diameter.
  • Water softener – Already attached to the intake hose.
  • Instruction manual – Available in English and Italian.
Brand

La Nuova Era

Height (inches)

15, approximate

Width (inches)

14.5, approximate

Depth (inches)

17, approximate

Weight (pounds)

38

Wattage (watts)

1200

Voltage (volts)

110 – 120

Boiler capacity (liters)

1.8

Tank capacity (liters)

3

Country of manufacture

Italy

Approvals

CE

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.

  1. WARNING: This is to prevent damage. Upon initial start up (first time or any time after boiler is drained), it is important to make sure the pump is actually removing water from the reservoir. When the machine is powered on for the first time, you will hear the pump. After 5-10 seconds, you can squeeze the hoses in the reservoir and release. if you hear a different sound, this means the pump is working correctly. If not, immediately power down the machine and contact us.
  2. WARNING: Before operating the machine (first time or any time after machine is transported or softener is removed), please inspect the water softener in the reservoir to make sure it is not leaking any resins into the intake hose. It can be removed from the hose for inspection. If the water softener was damaged in transit, please do not use and contact us for replacement. If it leaks resins at any time, please do not use as resins will damage pump.
  3. CARE:
    1. We recommend backflushing the grouphead once every 50 espresso extractions.
    2. We recommend recharging the water softener once a month and replacing once per year. The machine comes with one in the reservoir.
    3. We recommend descaling the boiler once a month. Remember to remove the water softener before descaling.
  4. Upon receiving the machine, you will find a note inside by La Nuova Era saying that your machine has been checked and tested with coffee. Although it has been thoroughly cleaned, it may still contain minute traces of coffee.

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      It looks as though the cup heater and drip tray grills are white, not stainless, is this the case? Can you provide stainless ones if it is? Thank you.
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      Q It looks as though the cup heater and drip tray grills are white, not stainless, is this the case...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Matthew Lunt on August 2, 2020 11:38 pm
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      This is the film the manufacturer sometimes, but not always, leaves on the stainless.

    2. is this machine commercial grade?
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      Q is this machine commercial grade? answer now
      Asked by Mary Ann Lee on August 2, 2020 10:53 pm
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      It can handle up to 50 cups per day in a low volume commercial setting. The side panels are plastic.

    4. One last follow up question, then. Am I able to purchase the blind filter basket and cleaning brush separately? I think all I really need is the portafilter and 2 cup filter basket.
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      Q One last follow up question, then. Am I able to purchase the blind filter basket and cleaning bru...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Liam on April 11, 2020 8:36 pm
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      Yes. R037 is the blind filter and cleaning brush can be purchased separately. We do suggest a 58mm tamper.

    6. Hi, I am interested in this product and had a few questions. First, does it come with everything needed to pull a double? I see that it’s missing some parts, but does it still come with the standard portafilter and baskets? And also, is it in complete working condition with no hiccups or complaints. Or does it have a lot of wear and tear to it? Is there any kind of warranty you can offer with it?
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      Q Hi, I am interested in this product and had a few questions. First, does it come with everythi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Liam on April 11, 2020 7:41 pm
      Answered by the admin All returned and refurbished espresso machines go through our inspection and testing process before placing on our web pages. The machine also gets tested with water only immediately prior to shipping. Sorry, only the items shown is what is included. We have tried to show the scratches as best as we could. The warranty is listed in the drop down box. Shipping is not included in the warranty.

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