ECM Technika IV Profi Switchable Espresso Machine

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It’s a rare thing to find a machine that seamlessly combines form and function, a feat that has been achieved by ECM’s Technika IV Profi espresso machine. From the outside, you’ll be drawn to the curved stainless steel housing, front-mounted pressure gauges, and custom grouphead, but it is what you’re not seeing that rounds out the entire package. The commercial grade internal components were selected by German engineers at ECM for superior performance and build quality.
Before getting into the internals of the machine, the housing and frame deserve a special mention. Made of curved stainless steel, the machine is gorgeous to look at, but it’s important to note that the frame is actually one solid piece. To save money, some companies will weld the drip tray onto the body of their machine. Not content with cutting corners, ECM has actually built the drip tray as part of the frame, making it far more durable. Additionally, the body of the machine has been designed to absorb noise produced by the internal components, which, when coupled with the much quieter rotary pump, results in a near-silent brewing process.
With regards to brewing, the machine uses a 2.1 liter stainless steel, heat exchange boiler and the aforementioned rotary pump. Stainless steel is known for its heat retention and ability to resist corrosion. The heat exchanger allows you to brew and steam at the same time. Similar to the design of commercial machines, the boiler is mounted horizontally by a solid bracket to protect it from from shifting during shipping. The boiler is heated by a 1400 watt heating element and the pump is monitored by a Sirai pressure stat. Temperature stability is promoted throughout the machine, not only by the boiler but by the E61 group head and chrome plated brass portafilters as well. The Technika IV Profi comes with both a single and double spouted portafilter, each has been designed with weighted handles to ensure that they remain balanced in your hand.
If you’re looking to make the machine a more permanent fixture in your kitchen, it can connected to a water line, eliminating the need to refill. This is made easier by the fact the the flow is controlled by a valve, located on the bottom of the machine, allowing you to manually switch from one water source to the other. Remember, even if you opt out of plumbing the machine, the water reservoir still holds 3 liters of water.
You’ll notice that ECM has emblazoned its seal on the machine. That’s because they’re as proud to have made it as you’ll be to own it.
Dimensions: 18.6″ D x 12.7″ W x 15.2″ H
Weight: 60lbs
2 Year Warranty

Balanced Portafilters

One of the first things you’ll notice about the portafilters are how balanced they feel in your hand. The weighted end offsets the weight of the basket, keeping you from having to overcompensate with your wrist. On par with commercial grade machines, the Technika IV’s portafilters are made of chrome-plated brass for increased temperature stability.

Durable Stainless Steel Construction

ECM refers to the Technika as the Rolls-Royce of semi-automatic machines, and for good reason. The housing is made entirely of stainless steel, and has been smoothed and curved on the edges, resulting in a sleek and streamlined machine. ECM wasn’t content with simply welding the drip tray onto the machine, it’s actually part of the frame for enhanced durability and build quality.

Reservoir and Water Line

The ample water reservoir holds nearly 3 liters or 101 ounces of water. However, you can do away with refilling altogether by using the water line adapter. Located underneath the machine, the Technika IV has a manual valve, allowing you to easily switch between water sources.

Rotary Pump and Silent Operation

This is a feature that you truly need to hear to believe. Brewing is an incredibly quiet process, thanks to the rotary pump and the machine’s specially designed sound absorbing body.

Horizontally Mounted Heat Exchange Boiler

Similar to a commercial machine, the 2.1 liter boiler is mounted horizontally by a solid bracket and made of stainless steel for enhanced heat retention and corrosion resistance. The heat exchanger allows the Technika IV to brew and steam at the same time and the boiler is heated by a 1400 watt element for a consistent brew temperature of approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sirai Pressure Stat and Brew Pressure Gauge

Brew pressure is monitored with a commercial grade Sirai pressure stat and can be viewed on the gauge on the front of the machine. Brew pressure can also be adjusted via a switch located on the bottom of the machine.

Insulated Steam and Hot Water Wands

To help prevent accidental burns, both the steam and hot water wands have been insulated to keep them from getting too hot too quickly. The steam wand sports a two-hole tip, ideal for frothing milk for lattes and cappuccinos. The hot water wand can dispense water for tea, cocoa, Americanos, and more.

 

 

Manufacturer Part Number:
ECMTECHNIKAIVPRO
GS GTIN:
617629664584
Depth (Inches):
18.6
Width (Inches):
12.6
Height (Inches):
15.25
Weight (Lbs):
60
Volt:
110V-120V (US)
Watts:
1400
Amps:
No
Power Cord Length (inches):
48
Power Cord Storage:
No
Capsule or Pod Compatibility:
No
Recommended Application:
Home / Residential
NSF Certified:
No
Housing Material:
Stainless Steel
Housing Color:
Stainless Steel
Frame Material:
Steel
Drip Tray Material:
Stainless Steel
Removable Drip Tray:
No
Drip Tray Capacity (oz):
32
Drip Tray Cover Material:
Stainless Steel
Water Reservoir Features:
Removable
Water Reservoir Material:
Plastic
Water Reservoir Access Location:
Top
Water Reservoir Capacity:
100
Water Source:
Reservoir and Water Line
Maximum Incoming Water Pressure (PSI):
50
Dreg Drawer Capacity (Spent Pucks):
No
Adjustable Cup Height:
No
Cup Height (max, inches):
3.25
Cup Height (min, inches):
No
Brewing Light:
No
Drain Line Adaptable (Plumbable):
Yes
Cup Warmer:
Passively Heated
Cup Warmer Material:
Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in):
10 x 4
Type of Controls:
Lever
Controls and Additional Features:
Low-Water Warning, Power Light, Pre-Infusion, Steam Control
Display Type:
Indicator Lights
Pressure Gauges:
Brew Circuit, Steam Boiler
Foot/Leg Height (inches):
No
Tall Legs:
No
Boiler Configuration:
Heat-Exchanger Preheated
Number of Boilers:
1
Boiler Features:
No
Brew Boiler Type:
Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Wattage:
1400
Brew Boiler Material:
Stainless Steel
Brew Boiler Volume (Oz):
68
Brew Boiler Orientation:
Horizontal
Brew Boiler Heater Location:
Internal
Brew Boiler Auto-Fill:
Yes
Brew Boiler Insulation:
Yes
Steam Boiler Type:
Heat Exchanger
Steam Boiler Wattage:
No
Steam Boiler Material:
None
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz):
No
Steam Boiler Insulation:
No
Steam Boiler Auto-Fill:
No
Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief Valve:
No
Steam Wand:
Commercial Style
Height Off Counter (Inches):
6.5
Steam Wand Material:
Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Movement Type:
Fully Articulated
Steam Wand Usable Length:
4
Steam Wand Cup Clearance:
No
Steam Tip Hole Count:
2
Steam Wand Features:
No-Burn
Brew Group Type:
E61
Brew Group Material:
Chrome Plated Brass
Three-Way Valve:
Manual
Back Flush Capable:
Yes
Pump Type:
Rotary Pump
Pump Wattage:
120
Pump Pressure (Max. Bar):
16
Self-Priming Pump:
Yes
Air Remover:
No
Adjustable Brew Pressure:
Yes
Time to Heat (Minimum Seconds):
600
Time to Heat (Recommended Seconds):
900
Brew Temperature (2oz, Paper Cup):
No
Brew Time (2oz, Paper Cup, Seconds):
No
Brew Temperature (8oz, Paper Cup, Deg. F):
No
Brew Time (8oz, Paper Cup, Seconds):
No
Hot Water Temperature (8oz, Deg. F):
199
Hot Water Time (8oz, Seconds):
7
Hot Water Reheat Time (Typ. Seconds):
0
Time to Produce Steam (Seconds):
No
Time to Steam 8oz of Milk (Seconds):
50
Steam Time (Max., Seconds):
No
Sound Level while Brewing (dB):
55
Filter Diameter (mm):
58
Portafilter Material:
Chrome Plated Brass
Portafilter Handle Material:
Plastic
Number of Portafilters Included:
2
Portafilter Weight (lbs):
1.25
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility:
Ground Coffee
Portafilter Baskets Included:
Single, Double
Portafilter Type:
Commercial Style
Bottomless Portafilter Available:
Yes
Maintenance Alerts:
No
Recommended Water Filter:
No Filter Required
Water Filter Included:
No
Can Be Backflushed:
No
Recommended Backflush / Brew Circuit Cleaner:
Urnex Cafiza
Manufacturers Warranty Period:
3-Year Parts and Labor Warranty

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