SIDEWALK SALE – Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine (Returned & Refurbished)

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This machine was returned within our 30 day returned policy. It has been used. There are small scratches on the drip tray.

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

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Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine

Ponte Vecchio is an Italian company that has been producing lever home espresso machines since 1999. It was founded by a number of entrepreneurs with over 20 years of experience in the industry of mechanical components for small household appliances. The new Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group V2 has an improvement with the internal steam pipe in the boiler having an extra welding to hold it in place. In older models, this pipe would sometimes break off.

Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine

Manual Lever Operation

  • Spring piston-operated grouphead – Lever starts in the upward position, the user pulls down against spring until coffee fills the bottom of a demitasse cup, then the lever is slowly released and the spring in the piston pushes the lever to pump the water through the coffee grinds. If making double, it is important to pull the lever down a second time at the halfway point and released.
  • Stainless steel / brass piston.
  • Grouphead (as well as portafilters) are made from a chrome-plated brass casting: unit preheated by forced circulation of hot water from boiler, always ready for use at optimum operating temperature.
Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine

Single Boiler System

  • Gauge measures steam boiler pressure (0 – 2.5 bar) located on the right.
  • Visual control of water level located underneath the gauge.  Keep an eye on this control when filling the boiler.
  • Indicator lights on the left side of machine.  The upper left light is the heating light. It is on when the machine is heating up; off when the machine is ready to use.  The lower left light is the water light.  It is on when the water in the boiler is too low; off when the water in the boiler is at optimal level.
Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine

Steam / Hot Water Wand

  • Fixed-position 3-hole steam wand located on the left and fixed-position hot water wand located on the right.  Both are activated by rotational knobs on the left and right side of machine.  Turn counter-clockwise to activate; clockwise to deactivate.
Ponte Vecchio Lusso 1 Group Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine

Accessories Included

  • Dual spout portafilter, non-E.S.E. pod filter basket, 1-cup filter basket, 2-cup filter basket, solid coffee tamper, metal scoop, plastic funnel, instruction manual.
  • Removable drip tray & cup warming tray.

For more Ponte Vecchio equipment, please visit our Ponte Vecchio brands page. If you have any questions, please reference the Q&A tab on each product page.
Brand

Ponte Vecchio

Height (inches)

19, approximate

Width (inches)

15, approximate

Depth (inches)

17.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)

27

Wattage (watts)

1000

Voltage (volts)

120

Boiler capacity (liters)

3

Portafilter size (mm)

45

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. Due to many issues of this machine being damaged in transit we add extra packing inside the machine that customers will have to remove.
  2. This machine cannot be backflushed.
  3. There is no spring to hold the basket into the portafilter.
  4. The pod filter baskets use special pods that are not E.S.E.

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      Is this the older version where there was an issue with an internal pipe breaking inside the boiler? I have read reports that if this pipe breaks, it prevents the hot water tap from working and is not easy to repair. I believe that the issue has been corrected in the latest version by adding an extra weld. Thank you.
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      Q Is this the older version where there was an issue with an internal pipe breaking inside the boil...... Read more
      Asked by Albert C. on June 25, 2022 9:03 pm
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    2. Hello I just talked to customer support and they instructed me to send a request here. I am looking for the R.D. Electronica RDA 91543 on my machine. The model is LUSSO and the No. is 96-12-17. Any help/info would be appreciated. TKS
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      Q Hello I just talked to customer support and they instructed me to send a request here. I am looki...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michelle Kay on June 6, 2022 12:22 pm
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      Sorry, we do not have this part and we are not expecting any in soon. Please contact the manufacturer directly.

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