Profitec Pro 500 PID Espresso Machine with Walnut Accents
Profitec Pro 500 PID with Walnut Accents Overview
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The Profitec Pro 500 PID with Walnut Accents follows in the footsteps of other machines from Profitec with tremendous performance and distinguished build quality without compromising on simplicity. The Pro 500 boasts commercial-grade parts and professional aesthetics while still managing to be easy-to-use. The updated version of the Pro 500 PID offers a level of performance we’ve seen in much more expensive machines and introduces a now visible PID and shot timer and striking new black pressure gauges.
Features and Performance
With the Pro 500 PID, you’ll get a heat exchanger machine that brews with a 2L stainless steel boiler and a powerful 1400W heating element. The boiler is complemented nicely by the iconic E61 brew group, but the PID control is the real showstopper here.
In combination with the engineered thermosyphon system in the E61 group, the Pro 500 PID lends a level of temperature stability previously unheard of in a heat exchanger espresso machine. The need for cooling flushes is eliminated, removing a considerable limitation from this class of espresso machine. When set to a temperature of 256° Fahrenheit, pressure stabilizes for near indefinite steaming while eliminating the necessity of a cooling flush under most circumstances.
With the 2022 update of the Pro 500, Profitec has moved the PID temperature display to make it easier to view. Before, the display was hidden behind the drip tray, but now it’s on the face of the machine. This will help you make sure your espresso machine is set at the correct temperature so you can brew with all of the exact settings that you want. In addition, the PID display now doubles as a shot timer and allows you to easily change other settings such as the programmable eco mode and backflush reminders.
Why You Should Get It
All in all, the Pro 500 PID sets itself apart as a superior machine with the commercial edge necessary to measure up against machines with a much greater asking price. The relocated PID display really shines, making it easier than ever to keep an eye on the impressive temperature stability from the PID temperature controller on this heat exchanger espresso machine.