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Nuova Simonelli Oscar Pour Over Espresso Machine

Nuova Simonelli Oscar Pour Over Espresso Machine

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  • The ultimate in espresso, this professional machine is perfect for the office or coffee shop and will keep the crema flowing for a long, long time
  • Removable water tank
  • 2-liter heat exchange boiler
  • 3-way solenoid valve
  • Marine grade brass group head
  • 58mm Portafilter
  • Sarai commercial pressurestat
  • Built in frothing wand
  • Sturdy metal frame
  • Included by Nuova Simonelli: Scoop, tamper, 2 portafilter handles
Regular Price: $1,650.00
Sale Price: $1,195.00

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Nuova Simonelli Oscar Pour Over Espresso Machine

The Oscar Professional has us all steamed up because Nuova Simonelli engineered the Oscar to offer unmatched performance in its price class. Starting with the massive 2 L heat exchanger boiler, the Oscar includes other commercial components like a 3-way solenoid valve, sirai commercial pressurestat, marine grade brass group head and 58mm portafilter, all encased in a sturdy metal frame. Brew your espresso at the same time you steam and froth your milk with generous steam power to tackle even 32 ounce and larger milk pitchers. While the ABS plastic body keeps the cost down, it is scratch-resistant, won't smudge, hides dirt and fingerprints, and is available in black or cranberry red. This model has a 2.3 L removable water tank. NSF Certified to Std 4 for food safety in a commercial setting.
The Nuova Simonelli Oscar is one of only a few semi-automatic espresso machines in the entire world (at this price) that allow you to steam and froth your milk at the same time you are brewing espresso. We also offer the one other machine that does this for a comparable price, Pasquini Livietta T2. Enjoy unlimited steam power and excellent thermal brewing stability thanks to the Oscar's powerful heat exchanger boiler. There are no buttons to push to make the Oscar heat up for steaming; it is always ready. Just turn the knob on the left to open the valve and powerful, dry steam will come pouring out the commercial 4-Hole tip at the end of the stainless steel steam wand. Steam 8 oz of milk in about 30 seconds or use the Oscar 20 or more ounces in no time at all.

High Capacity Heat Exchanger (HX) Boiler

The power plant behind the Nuova Simonelli Oscar Professional is its insulated 2 L copper heat exchanger boiler. This design is found inside the vast majority of commercial espresso machines and consists of the horizontally-seated main boiler housing with an enclosed water pipe running through it. When the boiler reaches operating temperature with its robust 1200 Watt heating element, it is about half full of super-heated water and half full of pressurized dry steam. The brewing water passes through the enclosed pipe and is flash heated to the optimum temperature. Nuova Simonelli built the Oscar with this technology because it provides the best temperature stability and gives you unlimited, powerful steam. The boiler temperature is regulated by the same resilient sirai pressurestat that Nuova installs in their 2, 3, and 4-Group commercial espresso machines. In addition, the boiler is wrapped with a half inch of insulation to reduce energy consumption and save you money.

Large Removable Water Tank

This Oscar model does not connect to plumbing the way a commercial unit does, but it does have a removable 2.3 L water tank to feed all your brewing and steaming needs. This tank can also be refilled without removing it. Simply flip open the top door and pour in fresh cold water. Nuova Simonelli offers the fully plumbed-in Oscar here.

Semi-Automatic Espresso Brewing

The Nuova Simonelli Oscar is a semi-automatic espresso machine which means that the barista has complete control over the brewing process. You must both start and stop the brewing cycle once you have dialed in your grinder and dosed and tamped the espresso grounds. Whether you desire 1 shot or 2, the actual brewing process should take 20 to 30 seconds depending on your taste preferences. It is recommended that you own or purchase a grinder, such as the Grinta or comparable espresso grinder to complement your new Oscar. Like a commercial espresso machine, the Nuova Simonelli Oscar requires a precise grind setting to brew that sought after "God shot" of perfect crema-topped espresso.

Commercial Grade Brew Group

Nuova Simonelli hits a home run with the commercial brew group they installed in the Oscar Professional. The Oscar has all the necessary components here to create the perfect brewing environment for espresso. The brew group is made from a casting of marine grade brass which offers the industry's best heat conducting and corrosion resistant material. The engineers at Nuova built this brew group to allow the heat exchanger line from the boiler to passively recirculate so that it is always ready to brew. They also included the coveted 3-Way solenoid valve which not only prevents excessive pressure but also releases built-up pressure at the end of brewing to dry the espresso puck and keep it from dripping.

Two Commercial Portafilter Handles

Nuova Simonelli packages the Oscar with not one, but 2 commercial grade and size portafilters for brewing your espresso. Included are 1 single spout and 1 double spout portafilter along with the 58 mm stainless steel single and double shot filter baskets. Each portafilter weighs over 20 ounces and is cast from heavy duty marine grade brass and then chrome plated for long-lasting durability and an easy-to-clean finish. When you lock the portafilter into the brew group, it is pressed against a heavy duty rubber gasket that creates the proper seal for pressurized brewing. In addition, the Nuova Simonelli Oscar comes with a blank portafilter basket for the highly important back-flushing process that cleans the brew group.

Boiler Protection Features

To ensure long life and protection against overheating and burnout, Nuova Simonelli built the Oscar's boiler with a safety feature called Auto-Refill. This system keeps an eye on the water level in the boiler and when the level falls below a certain point, the computer controlled water level system automatically adds more water. If the machine should run out of water and the Auto Fill system was unable to refill the boiler, the computer will automatically turn the machine off to prevent overheating and damage to the heating element. What's more, the Pasquini Livia boiler features an over pressure relief valve and thermal reset switch, which serve as backups to the boiler pressure regulating system.

Durable Construction

The Oscar's steel frame is protected by a hardened ABS plastic exterior that will withstand even commercial use. It may not have the look of stainless steel, but it will never corrode; it is easy to clean and scratch resistant; and it hides fingerprints and dirt that quickly show on stainless steel. Its drip tray comes with a punch-out disk for hooking up a direct drip tray drainage line. Also the drip tray can be flipped over to accommodate both small and large cups.  On the top of the unit, you can store up to 12 cups that will become warm from the radiant heat off the boiler.

Pod Capable

Nuova Simonelli recognizes that not everyone wants to navigate through the trial-and-error process brewing espresso. It takes time to find that perfect grind setting, and even tamping requires practice as well. The Oscar Professional can accept the optional (sold separately) Pod Adapter Kit that allows it to brew using E.S.E (Easy Serve Espresso) pre-packaged coffee. It comes with all the necessary hardware, including a 1- and 2-pod filter basket. At any time you wish to return to the traditional method of brewing espresso, all you need is a screwdriver.

Warranty and Support

Nuova Simonelli has built the Oscar to last a lifetime and they back it with a 2 year warranty! The first year is a full one year parts and labor warranty serviced through J.L. Hufford. Nuova Simonelli now also includes a second year parts-only warranty for service at any Nuova Simonelli authorized repair center. This warranty excludes failure resulting from improper installation, misuse, abuse, neglect, catastrophe, lack of maintenance and does not cover user replaceable parts such as the brew group gasket. Please click here to view installation requirements. Nuova also offers amazing telephone technical support. Their staff is both knowledgeable and friendly. In addition all pour over Nuova Simonelli espresso machines are backed by J.L. Hufford's 7 Day Satisfaction Policy.

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