Izzo Alex Duetto 3.0 Espresso Machine
The Alex Duetto 3.0 is a totally PID controlled, dual-boiler espresso machine.
Average rating of 5.0 from 6 reviewer(s).
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Replacement parts and labor costs to correct defects in materials and workmanship are covered for a period of two years from the original delivery date.
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Izzo Alex Duetto 3.0
The Izzo Alex Duetto 3.0 espresso machine is solidly built and aesthetically pleasing. We find it to be the perfect choice for those wanting the classic look and feel of a small cafe in Rome or Milan. It is the best performing machine we know of that combines large boiler capacity, plumb-in or water reservoir options, pre-infusion, E-61 grouphead, and PID controlled temperature stability.
This machine is powerful enough to use in an office setting, but small enough to be perfectly at home in your kitchen. Because it is a double boiler espresso machine, the Duetto V3 is a wonderful tool for both traditional espresso and milk based drink building, and the quiet rotary pump will not make its presence known. We think this machine is especially handsome when combined with our optional custom wood upgrades, the Clive bottomless portafilter and 58mm tamper.
Double boiler espresso machines have one boiler each for steam and espresso. You can steam and pull shots simultaneously. Additionally, the steam boiler has a dedicated power switch, which gives the user the option to provide power only to the group head boiler if milk steaming won’t be necessary. Double boilers typically control the temperature digitally for the most consistent temperature. If you want the best, consider a double boiler.
Visit our Espresso Machine Buyers Guide for more information on boiler types.
PID Temperature Control:
A PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) controller closely monitors and electronically regulates the water temperature at the brew group. A PID sends short bursts of power to your boiler, keeping the temperature within a very narrow range. With a machine like the Izzo Duetto, you can control the temperature to within 1 degree of accuracy. Heat exchangers cannot be used with a PID, and instead rely on a mechanical pressurestat to regulate temperature. Single boilers can have PID control, and are an upgrade option on machines like the Quick Mill Alexia.
PIDs are not required for a good espresso shot, but they do allow you to precisely dial in your brew temperature. This is especially important for single origin espressos and straight shot enthusiasts.
E61 Brew Group:
With the E61 group, the user has direct control over shot extraction and excellent thermal stability through its thermosyphon heating circuit. While used primarily in single boiler and heat exchanger machines, several PID dual boiler designs are currently available.
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PID Temperature Control
- A closed loop temperature controler gives the user remakable control over espresso extraction and steam.
- When paired with a PID, isolated boilers provide superior temperature precision and predictability.
E61 Brew Group
- A tactile method of espresso extraction that allows manual control over shot extraction.
- Dual boiler:
- Dedicated boilers for steam and espresso mean that recovery time is rapid and temperature stability is excellent.
- Dual PID:
- You can precisely and easily control the temperature in both the group and steam boiler..
- Directly plumb or not: it's your choice:
- The Duetto has a large water reservoir, but with the included direct-plumb kit, it's easy to connect to a water source.
- Heating time:
- Since the Duetto is so solidly built, you need to give it at least 20 minutes of warm up time before making drinks.
- Weighing in at 72 pounds and measuring 14.25" wide by 17.25" deep, the Duetto is a very large machine.
Izzo Alex Duetto 3.0 Details
- No-Burn articulating hot water arm
- All stainless construction (including the frame)
- Large removable drip tray (includes option to drain if desired)
- Insulated Steam Boiler, 1.8 liter capacity, 1200 watt heating element
- Group Boiler, 0.8 liter capacity, 800 watt heating element
- PID controller for the group boiler (with 1.0 degree Fahrenheit adjustment)
- PID controller also controls the steam boiler temperature (and thus pressure)
- Heavy duty steam and hot water valves
- Vacuum Breaker Valve that diverts steam back to water tank
- Rotary Pump
- OPV Valve also routes water back to drip try, not back to the tank
- The Duetto comes stock in 15 amp mode, which oscillates power between the steam and brew boiler. In 20 amp mode, the Duetto can power both boilers simultaneously. We use the Duetto in 15 amp mode in the showroom and for barista classes (in other words, lots of daily use) and do not have a problem with waiting for the boilers to catch up. However, if you are using the Duetto in a light commercial setting or make a lot of drinks at once, consider the 20 amp mode.
- For downloadable product manual, click here.
Duetto 3.0 Warranty
Two-year parts and labor provided by the United States importer and Clive Coffee.
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