The Quick Mill Alexia bas been redesigned and replaced with the updated Quick Mill Alexia Evo. Some of the new features include:
Quickly create amazing shots of espresso with the compact, feature filled, easy to operate, Alexia semi-automatic espresso machine by Quick Mill. These features make this machine very popular among home and office users. Like all Quick Mill products, they are produced and imported to the U.S. in limited quantities, so when they are available, they go fast!
The Quick Mill Alexia is made of the best materials possible – ones usually reserved for commercial grade equipment. Quick Mill chose these materials to ensure that the Alexia was a long lasting machine that had great aesthetics. The exterior is of the machine features a heavy duty, stainless steel body. The stainless steel has a beautiful polish on it that gives the machine a very classy, sophisticated look. Having this machine in your home or office will draw attention and make even the best kitchen design look even better.
The Quick Mill Alexia’s boiler is designed for temperature and pressure consistency. If there is any pressure reduction, a pressure controller recognizes this and switches the heating element on. The pressure controller comes preset, but if another pressure is preferred, users can easily adjust control without taking apart the machine (a lot of similar machines require partial disassembly). For additional temperature control, the boiler is insulated with a special insulation material.
Avoid costly boiler burn out with Quick Mill Alexia’s magnetic low water sensor. When low water level is recognized, heating element power is turned off, but not the water pump power. This allows users to continue operation if low water level is sensed during espresso extraction, reducing inconvenience.
Empty the drip tray less often and prevent water puddles on your countertop with the extra large drip tray on the Quick Mill Alexia. It is built of high quality stainless steel, that provides durability and adds to the long lasting beauty of the machine. The drip tray pulls out like a drawer and has a sturdy mesh cover.
The legendary E61 group head on the Alexia by Quick Mill is made of high quality, heat retaining brass. In fact, there are 9lbs of brass in the group head alone – now that is one solid brew group! With a proper warm up time, you would almost have to try to make a bad espresso with the temperature consistency this group head provides.
During times of inactivity, the machine has an advanced thermal siphon design to reduce any temperature fluctuation.
To provide drip free operation and dried coffee pucks that are easy to remove from the portafilter, the Alexia by Quick Mill comes with a easy to use, lever controlled three way bypass brewing design that has a pressure release valve. The pressure release valve dries the coffee after espresso extraction is finished.
Espresso machine comes with two well built, commercial grade, chrome-plated brass portafilters that are very durable and provide outstanding temperature stability. One portafilter is a single, and the other is a double.
A legendary espresso machine needs a legendary water pump, and with the 52 watt Ulka on the Quick Mill Alexia, you can’t go wrong. It is a vibratory pump with thermal overload protection and brass ends for a stable connection.
110 volts, 1400 watts
W: 9 inches D: 17 inches H: 15.25 Inches
A lot of machine it the Alexia’s class require a direct water line hookup to operate. This is nice to have for a business, but for home or office use this can be inconvenient. The Alexia by Quick Mill comes with its own 3 liter capacity water tank. For easy access, the water tank has a hinged cover that is accessible via the cup warming tray.
For initial fill, turn the switch to the left, for power on and heating capabilities, turn the switch to the right, and keep the switch in the center to turn the machine off. The simplicity provides for ease of use and user satisfaction.
Made with high quality stainless steel, the steam wand on the Alexia is designed for easy rotation and usability. It not only provides great steam, it can also serve as a hot water dispenser. Has a two hole tip that helps evenly distribute steam throughout the milk during frothing.
The Quick Mill Alexia espresso machine is manufactured and imported directly from Italy – the espresso machine capital of the world!
The Alexia can produce up to 20 shots per hour.
Cup warmer, dual-pressure gauge, blank for backflushing, easy access expansion valve.
Posted by Mike on 7th Mar 2016
After vast (really a lot of) research on espresso and machines went for Alexia over Silvia (w or w/o PID) and I think it's a better choice on getting the best out of your money in terms of quality + durability. It's the cheapest machine featuring e61 group which is the commercial standard.
Solid build and incredible temperature stability. Relatively easy to learn to use and creates consistent amazing shots. It's a single boiler and thus bears this cons of waiting a bit and switching to steam mode. I would recommend rather for an espresso purist who likes an occassional capuccino rather than capuccino lovers (but still has great steaming power)
Pros: Everything about the machine relating to espresso.
Cons: That being said,
It's a single boiler so you have to switch back and forth for steam
You have to remove the back lid and a couple of screws to get to the thermostat to adjust, which is a bit tricky. (hence recomendation for PID to avoid temp surfing and messing with thermostat)
It's a beautiful machine but also requires consistent maintenance and good care to keep functional and shining.
It's been about two months of usage and so far so great. (Amazon Review)
All prices are in USD