13AMP PLUG IN - MAINS WATER CONNECTION. EXTREMELY CLEAN - READY FOR USE. RAISED GROUPHEADS FOR TAKEAWAY COFFEE CUPS. SIMPLE DESIGN - VERY EASY TO USE. PLEASE SEE VIDEOS BELOW OF ACTUAL MACHINE IN ACTION!
Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code. Hello and welcome to the sale of this Fracino espresso machine. I have to start off by saying this machine is in great condition, both cosmetically and mechanically.It is a perfect machine for anyone who is completely new to the wonderful world of coffee, wether that be a home enthusiast or someone who is setting up a cafe/coffee shop, tearoom etc. This is a commercial grade machine and comes complete ready to go! The machine itself has been completely stripped down to a bare frame and rebuilt. Every single piece of the machine has been removed, cleaned and reassembled. All perishable parts have been replaced for brand new regardless of original condition and any parts which were starting to fail have been replaced with brand new! The overall result is a machine in top working condition ready to give years of quality service producing excellent drinks!
So the machine was stripped down to its bare frame and steam cleaned. The frame is in excellent condition and has no signs of damage or rust or anything like that. All the pipe work on the machine was deassembled and descaled in our specially formulated solution. The group head, boiler and all the valves have also been fully descaled, rinsed and cleaned before being reassembled. The boilers heating element has also been completely descaled and is in top working condition.
Limescale is the arch enemy of all espresso machines. It generally builds up within a machines boiler and pipework so it is very hard to detect unless you can get a good look inside. Some tell tale signs of bad scale are white'furring' around the joints amd if the machine is generally running slow. Water should flow freely from the grouphead at a good rate, and the machine should heat up quickly.You should also have good quality'dry' steam from teh steam wands, if you are not getting all of this then the machine you are looking at could well have limescale inside. A machine with bad scale damage will run slowly, run less efficient and produce poor espresso. It will also be dangerous as the scale can cause important safety features to stop working properly! So that is the reason that ALL of my machines are completely descaled, regardless of what condition they are in when they come in. But rest assured this machine has been done properly and is working perfectly as the video shows. During reassembly all the the parts have been put back together using all brand new O rings, seals, rubber gaskets, filters etc etc. Basically anything that wears and shold be periodically changed has been replaced for brand new! The machine is working perfectly, produces excellent espresso and is completely leak free! It heats up quickly, recovers quickly and runs very efficiently. It is safe and ready to use.
The group head has been rebuilt with all new seals and gaskets. It runs really nicely and the water flows from it evenly and freely.
It is a very quiet machine, even when the pump is running. A great attribute of this machine is that the grouphead is raised to allow for tall takeaway cups to fit underneith.As you can see via the pics a 12oz and 10oz cup will comfrotably fit underneith. This is really important if you are wanting to efficiantly serve takeaway coffee. The espresso can be extracted directly into the cup as you steam your milk using one of the two steam wands. The steam wand valve has been replaced with all new seals and gaskets and are working perfectly, opening and shutting off easily.
The steam wand is fitted with a plastic sleeve to allow you to move it freely even when it is hot, to make foaming milk even easier. The touchpad on the machine has been programmed by myself to deliver the'standard' dosages.It is very simple but there is no need to do it unless you specifically want to. The touchpad is very responsive and has very little wear on it.
It is common to find coffee machines with one specific button that has been used the majority of the time which causes it to wear and means you really have to press hard for it to work. But ALL the buttons on this touchpad are perfect and respond to a very light touch from the user. The machine is aimed at someone with limited space but still wants the benefit of a high quality, commercial grade espresso machine, which will be capable of producing 125-150 cups per day. The machine has been fitted with a brand new dual pressure gauge so it is accurately measuring the relevant brew pressure and boiler pressure. I have also fitted a brand new rotary vein pump and also a brand new group solenoid valve.So alot of the main components on the machine have been replaced for brand new. Everything else on the machine is working very well and will do for some years to come. The heating element has been correctly tested and is very strong, as is the machines touchpad.
If the worst was to happen and something fail, then parts for these machines are very readily available and very competetively priced. There are thousands of these machines in circulation throughout the UK, and this is mainly because of there reliability and durability.All the machines panels can be taken off in less than a minute allowing an engieer to quickly locate all parts. Fracino are a British company based in Birmingham. This means parts for the Fracino are so easy to get hold of. It is a very simple machine to use. There is nothing over complicated about it. Alot of machines these days have more features than a top of the range car, where as this machine concentrates on doing its main job properly which is making excellent quality consistant espresso. The steam power on this machine is fantastic. It will happily steam away all day. The hot water spout works in the exact same way as the steam wand, the valve has also been completley stripped and rebuilt with all new seals etc.
The hot water comes directly from the boiler and is perfect for making tea, americano coffee, hot chocolate etc. The machine only requires an everyday 13amp electric socket so there is no fancy three phase or anything like that to worry about. It will require connecting to a mains water connection (same as your washing machine at home) and it comes with all the necessary fittings to get it quickly connected. If it is looked after and serviced regular then it will go on working perfectly for many years to come. Parts for these machine are very easily to come across and readily available.If you are local to me I can contine to maintain and service this machine for you. The machine comes with two portafilter handles, a double portafilter and a single portafilter. I will also include a blank cleaning plate as well so that you are able to regularly back flush the machine and keep it clean.
I have also included a brand new unopened tub of PulyCaff cleaning powder which is used to backflush the machine to keep it in good clean order, and also a couple of cleaning brushes to use on the inside of the group heads and inside the steam wands. As you can see on the picture the group head is in immaculate clean condition, and has been fitted with all brand new seals, gaskets, O rings, filters and shower screens. The panels on this machine are in very good condition. There is small scratches and blemishes here and there but overall I would rate it is very good. The pictures speak for themselves and are a true reflection of the machines condition.I would love you to come and inspect the machine, have a play with it and make sure that it what you are looking for. I can give you full training if you are new to espresso machines, I can show you how to use and clean the machine, and how to create different drinks. I don't delve into other commercial catering equipment, I specialise in coffee machines.
You are welcome to view the machine anytime at my workshop which is located in between Leeds and Doncaster, postcode is DN14 0RX. The machine will be wrapped properly and get to you safely.
I use a very good courier who I have never had any issues with. The machine is of course open for you to collect youself, infact I would prefer this as it gives me an opportunity to demonstrate the machine to you and run through any questions you may have, however I fully appreciate this isnt always possible for people who are living at the other end of the country. If you are completley new to espresso machines i have absolutely no problems at all in giving you full training on the machine. I can show you how to make espresso, latte and cappuccino.
I will be able to show you how to correctly foam the milk and also how to correctly clean and maintain the machine. Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this listing, I hope I havent bored you too much. Many many more pics, videos available, please just just ask.
The item "COMMERCIAL TRADITIONAL ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE EXCELLENT CONDITION" is in sale since Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Business, Office & Industrial\Restaurant & Catering\Bar/ Drinks Equipment\Coffee Machines".91" and is located in Goole.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.