The Savinelli ‘Baby Bologna’ Lever Espresso machine has the same quality construction as it’s bigger ‘Roma’ brother. The chrome base is triple plated to maintain its beauty and elegance.
Method of use –
By lifting the lever, a spring loaded piston inside the group head is raised allowing water under even pressure to infuse the coffee in the filter holder. The lever is then lowered by the spring causing the piston to force the water through the coffee into the cup.
Make three or four cups of perfect cafe quality espresso!
The machine has a water level gauge located on the side of the machine. You can make all of your favorite cappuccinos or lattes perfectly with an espresso machine that has old world elegant ambiance!
The portafilter is made of chrome plated and has a heavy duty black bakalite handle.
The compact boiler is capable of making 15 two ounce cups of espresso.
The boiler is made of brass and is chrome plated on the outside. The inner workings of the boiler are made of food safe nickel plate. The boiler heats and is ready to make coffee in about six minutes. There is no wait time between brewing and steaming.
The boiler temperature is actually controlled with a pressure controller for a quick and accurate response. The boiler will cycle on and off consistently via a themostat and is set to maintain boiler pressure between 0.7 bar and 1 bar of pressure.
The main power switch is the only switch to operate. When turned on the switch will illuminate and start to heat the boiler. Under the power switch is a green temperature ready light that is illuminated whilst the machine is heating. The stainless steel food safe heating element is made to resist corrosion for long lasting durability.
On the left of the machine is a sight glass that will easily let you see the water level in the boiler. If the water level gets too low the coffee machine will automatically turn off to prevent any damage.
The base is made of stainless steel and is triple chrome plated on the outside.
There is a thermal fuse that will turn off the boiler if it overheats for any reason. The fuse turns the boiler off at 107C and is easily reset. This valve is a safety valve that is located on the right side of the boiler. It is designed to open and relieve excessive pressure in the boiler.
The chrome exterior has a beautiful lacquered finish therefore any cleaning should be done with a soft cloth. The boiler should be decalcified twice a year with “Cleancaf” by Urnex.
Savinelli recommends that the gaskets should be replaced every three to five years depending on how long the boiler is left on and frequency of use. The boiler should always be turned off when not in use.