The Bezzera BZ10's grouphead contains two heating elements and a thermostat. All of that is to create an even heating surface and increase temperature stability.
The BZ10 group requires no maintenance; it has no moving parts unlike other machines in the same class that use an E61 group which has mechanical valves and demands regular maintenance or replacement.
The Bezzera BZ10P is fitted with a 1.5 liter copper boiler with heat exchanger system. It means you can steam milk and extract espresso at the same time. The high 1200-watt heating element is controlled by a pressurestat to maintain a constant temperature.
The gauge on the Bezzera BZ10 serves two purposes. The upper half of the gauge shows boiler pressure while the lower half indicates pressure in the grouphead during extraction. This dual-purpose gauge is a great feedback tool.
The Bezzera BZ10P boasts a powerful vibratory pump rated at 15 BAR of pressure to extract maximum flavour from the coffee beans.
The three-way solenoid valve relieves pressure and sucks out the water in the grouphead when you've finished extracting your espresso. This means the portafilter (handle) can immediately be removed, re-filled with coffee and replaced to quickly start with the next brew cycle.
A multi-directional steam wand has an excellent range of motion for ease of use. It creates fine and creamy milk foam effortlessly for your cappuccino and latte. Hot water wand is also on a ball joint making it easy to pour water into a cup.
The grouphead is controlled by a simple push button that activates the vibration pump and opens the group solenoid valve to deliver coffee. Once the desired quantity is reached, press the push-button again to stop brewing.
The boiler of the Bezzera BZ10P comes with an automatic water-refill feature that allows an uninterrupted supply of scrumptious espresso, americano, cappuccino, caffe latte and much more.
The Bezzera BZ10 comes with a detailed instruction manual, dual spout portafilter, 2-cup filter basket, 1-cup filter basket, grouphead cleaning brush, blind filter basket and plastic tamper.
Available as an optional accessory is the wooden accessory kit - a set of wooden steam and hot water wand knobs as well as portafilter handles. The kit can be purchased here