Features particular to the Vibiemme Domobar Super Manual Stainless
Gorgeous polished stainless steel body panels.
Small lever on side of grouphead allows user to engage/disengage pump and three-way manual solenoid valve to start/stop espresso extraction.
Manual three way valve below grouphead allows removal of portafilter handle from grouphead immediately after espresso extraction has terminated.
Insulation on inner wall between water reservoir and internal boiler.
The electronic brain unit is located on the bottom rear - away from heat that rises from a hot boiler and that can damage electronics.
Easy self-repairable (some skill needed) as this machine is one of the easiest to diagnose and self-repair (saves on shipping!)
Common features across all Vibiemme Domobar Super Espresso Machines
Heavy duty Vibiemme 'true' E61 grouphead maintains active flow of water from the grouphead to the heat exchanger in the boiler.
The heat exchanger allows you to make espresso after espresso until water reservoir is emptied - plus with the larger boiler, you can steam milk at the same time.
Professional grade brass portafilters - one portafilter with single spout and single filter basket and one portafilter with dual spout and double filter basket.
Boiler pressure gauge to indicate boiler pressure (reading will vary between .8 and 1.2 bar pressure). The setting can be varied by adjusting the full size pressure-stat through the access port under the cup warmer tray on top of machine.
Pump pressure gauge to indicate brew pressure during espresso extraction (reading will vary while not extracting - this is normal).
Multi-directional stainless steel steam wand on left side can be moved in different directions.
Multi-directional stainless steel hot water tap on right side can be moved in different directions.
Power indicator light on right side indicates when the machine is powered on.
Heating light on left side indicates when espresso machine is heating.
Low water level light in middle indicates when water level in water reservoir in rear is low.
Three stage power switch allows user to fill internal boiler without sending power to the heating element (prevents damage upon initial start up).
Full size pressure-stat (rated as one of the best boiler pressure regulators) monitors boiler pressure.
Extremely large stainless steel drip tray which can be easily (slides out with pull of handle) removed for cleaning. Grate stays on machine when pulling out drip tray so that it is one step to empty.
GICAR branded electronic water level control for internal boiler is located in lower right rear corner of machine where there is least heat build up.
41 watt vibratory pump ("vibe" pump) rated up to 15 bar with air valve bypass - please note that only 9 bar is needed to make espresso. Do not be fooled for machines with higher pump pressure as one is only creating too much UN-needed pressure on the internal system.
Largest OPV (over pressure valve opens when too much pump pressure exists) located in rear of machine with easy access when body panel and six (6) associated screws are removed.
Accessories: Single spout portafilter, single dose filter basket, double spout portafilter, double dose filter basket, blind filter basket for backflushing, plastic coffee scoop, and a common useless plastic tamper (please make sure to order a good tamper).
Options: Single E.S.E. pod capable with optional portafilter, in-tank water softener (tight fit).
Measurements: 16.5" H x 10.6" W x 20" D.
Net weight: 70 pounds.
Power: 110 volts only, 1600 watts, 20 amp. 15-20 amp - uses 15 amp standard electrical plug and outlet.
Boiler Capacity: 1.8 liters plus 200 ml heat exchanger inside (capacities do not include thermosyphon tubes, steam pipe/hot water tubes, grouphead, etc).
Water tank capacity: 2.1 liter removable pour-over tank is great for entertaining.
Product Safety Listing: UL Commercial for home and office use (please note that NSF approvals have not been applied for use in coffee shops, restaurants, and other foodservice establishments. Please check with your local health department if NSF is required for your foodservice establishment).