The Steel Duo is full of convenient modern features contained in a sleek and refined body. It allows for the creation of “impulsive espresso” and is able to steam milk at the same time, making this the ideal machine for early mornings.
With an entrepreneurial dream, Jesus Ascaso entered the coffee world in 1952, working with parts. 1962 is when he started his own coffee parts company. It’s not until 1997 that discussions of Ascaso creating their own espresso machine came from Jose Luis Ascaso. In 2000, the Ascaso dream was born, and since has only seen improvements and innovations such as the Steel Uno.
Convenient features can be seen throughout the entire machine. From the conservatively sized machine being achieved with carefully chosen parts, to the PID and volumetric controls for easily replicated shots, the Ascaso Duo sets itself apart from other similar machines in the dual boiler category. Combining these advantageous features with contemporary aesthetics absolutely lets the Steel Duo stand out of the competition.
Ascaso’s thermoblock boiler allows for a quick heat up time, and having two allows for simultaneous espresso extraction and milk steaming. This boiler ideally is for someone who desires coffee on the fly or someone with little time to wait for coffee.