FRACINO'HAND FILL' 1 GROUP. COMES WITH COMMERCIAL MATCHING GRINDER. 13AMP PLUG IN - BUILT IN WATER TANK. COMPLETE SETUP - READY TO GO TO WORK! PLEASE SEE VIDEO 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, mobile coffee van etc.
This is a commercial grade machine and comes complete ready to go! The main attribute of this machine is that it does not require plumbing in to mains water!
It has a built in water resevoir which you fill with water. This resevoir then supplies the machines boiler and has a sensor so it knows when it has run low and will shut off the machine and alert the user via the red light on the front panel.It is great if you are wanting to go mobile and produce good quality coffee, or even if you want a decent espresso machine at home but do not want all the hassle of having to plumb it in! This is machine comes complete with a commercial grade burr grinder.
The grinders are great quality and is the perfect match with the coffee machine. Coffee grinders are very often overlooked but it is really important to have a good quality coffee grinder or esle the coffee you produce will not be up to scratch. 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 espreso 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. The steam and hot water outlet valves have been replaced with all new seals and gaskets and are working perfectly, opening and shutting off easily. I have fitted the steam and hot water knob with brand new chrome caps as the old ones had started to dull and were scratched quite badly. The machine is really easy to use.
It is basically classed as a semi automatic machine. It has a rocker switch in the middle of the front panel. This is used to start and stop the coffee extraction.
You turn it off when you have the right amount of coffee in the cup so the user has complete control over the machine. It is extremely simple and also means that there is very little to go wrong. There are no fancy PCB boards and control panels that may need replacing in the future, it is simply a switch which will start your espresso extraction, and stop it when you have enough. 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 about 100 cups per day.It is a heat exchanger machine which means it uses the heat generated in the boiler to heat the water used for making coffee. This means that you can happily produce shots and steam milk at the same time. Heat exchanger machines are usually only found in the form which need to be plumbed in to mains water, but these little Fracinos are quite unique in the fact you get all the benefits of a plumbed in machine without the hassle of actually plumbing it in.
You also have alot more freedom with the machine, it is easy to move and store. The steam power on this machine is fantastic. It will happily steam away all day, and the hot water tap produces hot water for tea etc.
Obviously you have to keep in mind that this is a smaller 1 group machine with a small 6 litre boiler. It is commercial grade and heavy duty but not ideal for someone who is wanting to produce say 200 cups per day. All you need now is some fresh coffee beans, if you end up picking the machine up and I have some freshly roasted beans in I will give you a bag to get you started. The machine only requires an everyday 13amp electric socket, as does the coffee grinder. 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. The panels on this machine are in good condition. There is scratches and blemishes here and there but overall I would rate it is good.
The pictures speak for themselves and are a true reflection of the machines condition. The stainless steel backsplash has been machine polished to give it a nice shine and to take out alot of the previous scratches, so it really gleams nice ehind the group head.
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. I can also make the machine readily available to be collected by your own courier if you so wish, again it will be wrapped up properly ready to take away.
If anything did occur through no fault of your own within a reasonable time I would have no problems posting out replacement parts. Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this listing, I hope I havent bored you too much. Again if there is anything you would like to discuss, please contact me asap. Many many more pics, videos available, please just just ask. The item "COMMERCIAL TRADITIONAL ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE WITH GRINDER GREAT FOR MOBILE" is in sale since Tuesday, July 12, 2016.This item is in the category "Business, Office & Industrial\Restaurant & Catering\Bar/ Drinks Equipment\Coffee Machines".91" and is located in Goole, North Yorkshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.