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Pasquini Livia G4 Commercial Espresso Machine - Semi-Automatic, PID
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Pasquini has introduced its new line of Livia espresso machines. The Livia G4 Semi-Automatic PID espresso machine is an updated and improved replacement for the discontinued Pasquini Livia 90 semi-automatic model that was in production for at least 15 years. The Livia G4 brings exciting new design changes and features to the United States marketplace.
One of the primary improvements is that the units motherboard is now located in the lower portion of the machine, away from internal heat sources which might result in damage to its computerized controls.
In addition the machines grouphead is directly heated by an independent element as opposede to the unit being heated by the transfer of internal warmth through the units case.
Another user friendly improvemnet is that the steam wand is now insulated resulting in a cool touch during operation.
The Livia that so many have come to love, is now improved utilizing advanced technologies.
- Stylish stainless steel body panels with Pasquini logo
- Heat exchanger allows continuous brewing of espresso extractions (until the reservoir sensor automatically shuts off power)
- The internal boiler automatically refills with water allowing for continuous steaming (until the reservoir sensor shuts off power)
- Safety switch for water reservoir will automatically turn the machine off when it senses a low water level in the reservoir
- PID temperature control sensor continiously monitors the boiler's temperature
- Machines nickel plated boiler is secured to units frame during shippment
- Built in safety thermostat under the boiler is there to prevent overheating with a reset feature
- Features an overpressure valve for pump pressure is fully adjustable
- A Removable user friendly access panel on the bottom of the unit to reset the safety thermostat and test or replace heating element
- A 41 watt vibration pump with brass output produces the 9 bar pump pressure required to extract espresso - keep in mind, only 9 bar is needed for brewing espresso!
- On/off switch is protected
- Pump pressure is monitored with an external gauge
- Steam and hot water wands are multi-directional offering ease of use with joystick controls
- Steam valve is able to be locked in location in the upwards position
- A newly redesigned Steam wand has internal insulation thereby keep it cool to the touch
- The water intake hose has a particle filter which protects the pump from larger particles
- Heated grouphead is thermostat controlled - an independent heating element and thermostat control the temperature of the grouphead for the ideal espresso
- Two cup warmers, one on the top and one on the front of the unit
- Accessories include: Single cup filter basket, double cup filter basket, blind filter basket for backflushing, a double spouted porta-filter, plastic tamper, plastic coffee scoop, grouphead cleaning brush, one pack of descaler, two Pasquini logo decals.
- Measurements:14.76" H x 9.84" W x 17.72" D (37.5 cm H x 25 cm W x 45 cm D).
- Max cup height clearance: 3.75" (9.53 cm).
- Weight: 41.89 pounds (19 kilograms).
- Power: 1400 watts, 110 volts, 60 hertz.
- Water tank capacity: 0.79 gallons (3 liters).
- Boiler capacity: 0.4 gallons (1.5 liters).
Warranty Limited to Manufacturer's Defect: 2 Year Parts & Labor
- For extended machine life please use softened water - this means no magnesium and no calcium in the water. This is different than filter water which typically only removes sediment, bad taste and bad odor. Some filters do have limescale inhibitors which is better than a filter without.
- Distilled water or reverse osmosis water can cause overfillin or leakage or not allow the machine to heat/operate as designed.
- Upon initial startup, it may take up to 90 seconds for the machine to fill its internal boiler. While filling, please check to see that water level in reservoir is dropping. If this step takes longer than 120 seconds, please stop the machine and call the service center as the pump may have an air pocket which needs to be purged once the machine is cold.
- Many customers tend to read the pump pressure gauge when the machine is sitting idle or in standby mode. The only time the pump pressure gauge has relevance is when extracting an espresso. If the pressure is under 8 bar, the coffee grind may be too coarse or there is not enough coffee in the filter basket. If the pump pressure gauge happens to go above 9 bar, then the coffee grind may be too fine.