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Heat exchange espresso machines are similar to dual boiler espresso machines. Both have the ability to pull your espresso shot and froth milk at the same time. The main difference is the boiler setup. Heat exchange espresso machines have 1 large boiler which is mainly for steam. There is a small tube inside that is for the espresso extraction. This setup gives you more power and capacity for making cappuccinos and lattes.
Our Heat Exchange (HX) Models
We at 1st-line Equipment, personally handpick the HX models we carry. Furthermore, we evaluate each model on a number of factors. Some of our most popular high-end models include the Elektra T1 Sixties Deliziosa, ECM Technika V Profi, and Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica. Additionally, our most popular entry-level home heat exchange machines are made by VBM and Lelit. From VBM we have the VBM Domobar Super Switchable, VBM Domobar Super Vibration Pump, VBM Domobar Junior. All of these have the legendary E61 grouphead and are known to be easily repairable. From Lelit, we have the Lelit Mara X, Lelit PL62T Mara, Lelit PL62 Mara. The Mara X is the latest innovative machine from the Lelit line, as of Spring 2020, thanks to its amazing E61 grouphead, silent vibration pump, and short waiting time.
If you are interested in learning more about our heat exchange models, then do not hesitate to reach out to us via phone call or email with your questions! Also, schedule an appointment to visit if you are local to NJ! Not totally sure if you want to purchase an HX espresso machine? Then check out the other types of espresso machines we have to offer, including home espresso machines!
General Technical Support
A lot of our customers with heat exchange machines call to inquire about descaling and draining the boiler. Please refer to our webpages with descaling instructions and draining for all the information you might need!