Removable drip tray and cover
Three way solenoid valve allowing for quick removal of portafilter after espresso extraction
Easily removable water reservoir by removing holding screw attached to reservoir and bracket
- Chrome plated with clear coat finish
- Easy cleaning using a damp terry cloth
- Enclosed cup warmer
The A1 Mini Verticale comes with:
- One portafilter with bakelite handle and two spouts
- One cup filter basket
- Two cup filter baskets
- A plastic tamper
- A plastic scoop
Elektra informed us that every one of their home machines is tested with water and coffee to insure there are no leaks under pressure and to insure proper operation when received by the customer. Although they clean each grouphead to the best of their ability, you may find some coffee grinds in the grouphead or on the machine when dislodged from the grouphead during shipping.
Assembly required: Eagle needs to be attached to dome with screw, washer, and extender. Please note that each eagle has its own distinction, meaning that they are not perfect from the mold. In fact, these eagles are hand made and plated, and each one is different - just like real eagles.
Cup holding tray under dome fits demitasse cups only - although the tray offers some heat, we do not think any home espresso machine offers enough heat to properly warm up cups.
Elektra espresso machines feature a high polish finish, with materials ranging from chrome to copper to brass. Most parts are clear-coated. Special attention is required when cleaning. Hash products can eat away at the clear coat or even etch the chromed finish. Descaling solution can eat clean through plating.
The exterior color, which includes a clear coat finish, will naturally change as each each Elektra machine ages. This would not be covered under warranty as color changes are not considered manufacturer's defects.