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How long does an espresso machine take to heat up?

Cheaper espresso machines and espresso machines with thermoblocks can take as little as five or ten minutes to warm up, but those machines tend to have lower quality materials such as aluminum. The better the temperature stability a machine has, the more metal it will have and the longer it will take to achieve an ideal, stable extraction temperature. A prosumer machine like a machine with an e61 grouphead can be up to temperature in about 20 minutes, but for ideal extraction it is best to wait about 35 minutes. Since prosumer grade machines take so long to warm up, a lot of people leave them on 24/7 or they put them on outlet appliance timers, which can be programmed to turn the machine on at a certain time or turn the machine off at a certain time.