The Astra Mega I commercial automatic espresso machine (model M1 011) is real full size, single group, self-tamping brewing machine available with one or two steam wands with all the features of the Mega II and III. The best machine in the world because of its modularity and power. In fact, it is the only espresso machine of its kind that can be upgraded to become a compact two group with an available conversion kit. Standard with one steam wand and one hot water wand. Produces up to 240 cups per hour. Available in 110 or 220V with black, red, silvertone, coppertone or blue panels.
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Astra espresso machines feature a microprocessor-controlled diagnostic system for quick troubleshooting. Nickel-Plated copper boiler with lifetime warranty. Internal oversized power breaker for added safety. Brewing system with thermo-circulation and infusion provides absolute temperature consistency and quality coffee. When machine is turned "on" the heating element will not go on unless there is enough water in the boiler. Vacuum valve to prevent milk from entering the boiler. Automatic water fill. Motor will shut off if no water reached the Procon pump. Modular construction makes Astra the easiest machine to service and maintain. No electrical switched below the machine to avoid risk and hazard. Internal quiet motor with rotary-vane Procon pump. All American brass flare fittings reduce future cost of service. Automatic low-water shut-off switch with reset. Two (2) year manufacturer's limited warranty on parts except gaskets, knobs, and all wear parts (unless factory defective).
Astra is a leading manufacturer of espresso and cappuccino machines. Their name is synonymous with reliability, and their machines have achieved continuous acclaim for their superior engineering, quality, and simplicity. Each Astra machine utilizes aerospace engineering and other products that allow the machines to operate continuously for years without the need for expensive repair or maintenance.
Astra offers unparalleled customer service and factory warranty. Replacement parts are available directly from the factory, and many are available at your local plumbing or hardware store. Additionally, the average user can perform most necessary repairs without facing extensive costs. What's more, they're made right here in the U.S.A.
A machine you can relax about and feel proud of.