The Quick Mill Achille espresso machine is a heavy duty powerful espresso machine wrapped with beautiful stainless steel. For those seeking a manual lever action machine for the home environment. All Quick Mill espresso machines are manufactured with T.E.A coated boilers. This protection process drastically reduces the possibility of any leaching of metal.
The Quick Mill Achille’s body and components are constructed of some of the highest quality materials available. The entire exterior body is designed with high quality, acid stain resistant, 304 grade stainless steel. Stainless steel provides long lasting durability and beauty. Stainless steel is also used on other components, including the manual lever, two wands, cup warmer, and drip tray. As an added benefit, stainless steel is rust resistant – an important feature to have on a machine that is constantly in contact with water.
Manual Lever Design
The most distinguishing feature of the Achille is the manual lever design. It’s a feature that many espresso aficionados prefer over other machine designs due to the control is provides in producing the best espresso shots possible. It old provides an old world feel, both in operation and aesthetics. The lever is made of high quality stainless steel that has the durability needed to pull shot after shot for years to come. The handle is equipped with a grip for user comfort and ease of use.
Quiet, Commercial-Style Rotary Pump
Rotary pumps are the frequent choice for commercial espresso machines – the main reason being that the noise level of a rotary pump is generally much less than the noise level of a vibratory pump. Most home or office machines use vibratory pumps, making the Achille rather unique in this market. If you plan on having an espresso machine in your office and if your office has an open environment, this may be the machine for you! If you are a home user with small children, or have different sleep schedules than other family members, you may want to consider a quiet machine like this one.
Pump with Thermal Overload Protection
Pump overheating can cause costly damage to various components that are susceptible to heat. In order to protect your pump from heat related damage it is equipped with a thermal overload protector. For additional protection it also has an automatic shut off feature.
No Burn Steam and Hot Water Wands
The Quick Mill Achille comes two stainless steel wands – one for steaming and one for hot water. Both wands are equipped with a special no burn technology that keeps the wand exterior cool to touch, providing enhanced safety to the user. This is accomplished through the use of a special insulation material inside of the wands. The steam wand is easy to use and makes milk frothing/steaming for drinks like cappuccinos and lattes a breeze. The hot water wand provides easy access to hot water for hot water based drinks, such as tea or hot chocolate.
Pressure Control SystemA pressure control system in this espresso machine monitors changes in pressure – when the pressure drops, it turns the heating element back on to keep the pressure consistent, and vice versa. The stability in pressure provides consistent performance every time the machine is used. For easy monitoring of the pressure, baristas can use the easy-to-read, front mounted manometer gauge.
- 1 Group
- Spring Lever
- Traditional cup
- 1 Stainless steel swivel steam arm
- 1 Stainless steel swivel hot water spigot
- Plumbed / Reservoir capabilities
- 4.5 Liter boiler
- 15 Amps / 110 Volts
- 1400 watts
- Stainless steel
- Stainless steel shell
- Stainless steel cup warmer
- Articulating no burn steam and hot water wands
- Manual lever action
- Group pressure gauge
- 3 liter water tank
- Hinged cover to the water for easy access
- Visible water tank indicator
- Water tank or direct plumb option
- 4 hole steam tip
- 4.5 copper boiler
- Rotary pump
- Gicar control board
- Sirai pressure stat
Included with the Achille
- 1 portafilter
- 1 58mm tamper
(This machine DOES NOT use the same 58mm E61 portafilter that works in all the other Quick Mills. The ears on the Achille are angled differently)
18.5 inches to the top of the body of machine not including lever