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Bezzera Strega Lever Espresso Machine

Bezzera Strega Lever Espresso Machine

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Are you looking to buy Bezzera Strega Lever Espresso Machine in Australia?

Where the traditional lever machine pulled the water for the coffee extraction directly from the boiler, the tank version of the Strega incorporates a pump to fill the lever group through a heat exchanger providing greater temperature stability and pre infusion.

Once the handle is lifted to begin the extraction, the pump stops and the pressure in the group is created by two springs that guarantee a steady pressure and the best extraction of the coffee oils.

The Strega was intimidating to some of us, and it does take practice to get the process down, but, the adventurous among us found the Strega to be as fun as it is capable. As a heat exchange machine, it is capable of brewing and steaming simultaneously once you’ve got your shots down, and it can even be plumbed directly into a water line.

Bezzera’s specially designed group head electronically heats up to make sure the brew water is never shocked by a cold component, though it will need to be flushed between uses, as the group can heat up a little too much. The Strega allows you to step back in time and experience what it’s truly like to pull a shot.

Using the Strega is tricky at first, but, once you get the hang of it, it’s totally worth it. One of the key benefits to brewing with the Strega is the unique way in which it controls both temperature and pressure. The high temperature of the copper boiler helps to properly heat the puck for a full extraction while the stored heat in the lever group allow for slightly lower finishing temperatures that prevent over-extraction.

Similarly, the pressure produced by the machine trails off as well. The pump provides an initial 11 bar followed by the lever spring that starts around 9.5 bar and tapers to about 5.5 bar at the end of the shot. Remember to guide the lever up, because it will snap up quickly, and, we can tell you from experience, it hurts.

For milk drinks, the Strega can produce roughly 45 seconds of steam time before needing to recover. The steam wand features a commercial style 4-hole tip that speeds up milk frothing and can require a bit of a learning curve for those who aren’t used to steaming so quickly.

Why You Should Get It

A good, traditional lever-style espresso machine is one of the most enjoyable ways to pull a shot, and the Strega happens to be a great one. The copper boiler helps with temperature stability and the manual pressure profiling lets you experiment with your shots and get unique results.

Bezzera Strega Key Benefits

  • Styling:Classic Italian Styling
  • Traditional Italian styling:Premium craftsmanship & quality
  • Body:AISI 304 commercial grade polished stainless steel
  • Frothing Ability:1L Jug with 38 second recovery
  • Water/steam:Fully flexible stainless steam & water arms
  • Cup Warmer:Space for 8 cappuccino cups
  • Temperature stability:Dual boiler probe system provides superior safety and greater thermal stability
  • Gauges:Boiler pressure gauge
  • Boiler Refill:Automatic plus safety cutout to prevent machine damage.
  • Options:Tank model with vibrating pump, Plumbed model with rotary pump

Bezzera Warranty Information

For 24 months from the date of purchase, any failure due to defective materials and/or workmanship will be repaired free of charge, for both labour and spare parts, by Bezzera in Australia or their authorised service agents.

What is not covered?

  1. Damage or failure resulting from floods, power failure, accident or alteration caused by a non- authorised service company.
  2. Damage or failure resulting from misuse, negligence or lack of periodical maintenance as recommended by Barazi Coffee Machines.
  3. Damage or failure due to failure to follow correct installation and operation guidelines.The most up-to-date guidelines can be found on our websites.
  4. Wear and tear parts, as follows: group head seals, steam tap valves, showers, coffee filters.
  5. Any lost items.
  6. Damage or failure due to inappropriate supply of power or water, or failure to install a new, appropriate scale-inhibiting water filter on the plumbed-in models at least every six months.
  7. Damage or blockages caused by calcium/scale buildup inside components.
  8. Damage or failure due to use of non-original spare parts.
  9. Damage or failure due to carriage and/or transportation.

Liability Limitation

Barazi Coffee Machines cannot be held responsible for any possible direct and/or indirect harm and/ or damage caused to people or properties resulting from:

  1. Inappropriate use of the machine
  2. Incorrect installation
  3. Inappropriate supply of power or water
  4. Lack of maintenance
  5. No-authorised intervention or modifications
  6. Use of non-original spare parts

What to Do if Your Machine Needs a Warranty Repair During Warranty Period

For domestic machines, return the machine, with proof of purchase, to the place of purchase. If the place of purchase is in another city, please contact the place of purchase to coordinate a service time and location. Please note that all electrical work must be completed by an authorised electrical license holder. Please note that all warranty work must be pre-approved by the place of purchase or Barazi Coffee Machines (Bezzera Importer)
SKU: bezzera_strega

Package Weight: 26000g

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