Retro design. Commercial-grade construction. PID temperature control. That's the Ascaso Dream PID in a nutshell.
The Dream PID is Ascaso's top-of-the-line home espresso machine and is made with professional quality in mind.
The electronic brew group temperature control system includes a digital display with the ability to control temperature in 1°F increments for the most dialed-in shot ever produced by an Ascaso espresso machine.
The Dream PID also features an adjustable OPV (over-pressure valve) to regulate brewing pressure. Standard machines without an OPV can't regulate brew pressure, which often results in too much pressure build-up and over-extracted shots. That isn't a concern with the Dream PID.
Speaking of build-up, the Dream PID uses a Thermoblock boiler with all boiler and circuit elements coated in durable, linescale-resistant stainless steel. In past Ascaso model years, their Thermoblock heating element has been prone to leaking, but that's an issue Ascaso seems to have corrected. The current Dream boiler works like a dream.
Each Dream PID also comes with an aesthetically-pleasing, wood-handed 58mm portafilter and 5 portafilter baskets, including 2 non-pressurized baskets, 2 pressurized baskets, and 1 E.S.E. basket that's compatible with these types of single-serve espresso pods. You'll also get a blank portafilter basket to backflush the system and a stainless steel tamper.