SMEG 50’s Retro Style Espresso Machine Cream
When the coffee craving strikes, the ECF01 Coffee Machine from Smeg lets you enjoy an authentic espresso, cappuccino, latte or latte macchiato from the comfort of your own home.
Using an optimum bar pressure of 15mm, this clever machine can transform ground coffee or paper coffee pods into aromatic, quality-tasting hot drinks. You can even top your carefully chosen coffee with a layer of think, velvety foam using the adjustable milk frothing wand.
The ECF01 comes equipped with a Thermoblock system for a swift start-up and fast heating. During the short wait, you can gently warm your coffee cups on the heated surface of the machine and enjoy your favourite hot drink at the perfect temperature.
The design of the ECF01 is more than just smart and elegant, it also offers practicality with a removable 1 litre tank for effortless re-fills and cleaning.
OVER 65 YEARS OF PASSION AND BUSINESS VISION
SMEG was founded by Vittorio Bertazzoni from Guastalla, a town near Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, and is today one of the world’s leading home appliance manufacturers. The Bertazzoni family’s entrepreneurial history began way back in the 19th century. Starting out as blacksmiths, the Bertazzoni’s soon branched out into metal enamelling. The very first Bertazzoni cookers were put on show at the World Expo held in Milan in 1906.
In 1948, in an era of economic growth and rapid urbanisation, Smeg was established as an enamelling plant working with metals. Today, the acronym of Smeg (Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla) continues to serve as a memory of the initial activity carried out by the company.
In an era of radical change in social structures, families, lifestyles and living patterns, Smeg were inspired to develop products designed to meet new technological demands and revolutionise home living. Domestic appliances quickly became seen as status symbols to be proud of, permanently changing lifestyle habits and making housework easier and less time consuming.
Smeg has a long history of technical innovation and product development. In the late 1950’s, Smeg launched one of the earliest gas cookers complete with automatic switch-on, oven safety valve and cooking programmer/timer. In 1963, Smeg then introduced its’ first dishwasher and laundry range and soon after produced a world first in 1970: a 60cm dishwasher with 14 place settings. The mid 1970’s heralded the arrival of the very first built-in hobs and ovens and the establishment of partnerships with internationally renowned architects and designers. In the 1990’s, Smeg added even more products to its various product lines, including sinks, hoods and coloured retro 50’s refrigerators, which were soon to become iconic items all over the globe.
Having consolidated its position in the home domestic appliance sector, Smeg has branched out into other areas, creating new professional divisions that manufacture products for food service customers including a collection of commercial ovens and dishwashers designed for restaurants and hotels, as well as instruments for health and medical applications.
Today, Smeg is run by the third generation of the Bertazzoni family, but it still keeps the memory of its beginnings alive in its Italian name: Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla, or the “Guastalla Emilia Enamel Works”.
For over 60 years now, Smeg appliances have been widely regarded as tasteful and elegant products which combine effortlessly to compliment your mood and style – thanks to Smeg’s partnerships with world famous architects.
Not only does Smeg have a unique profile in terms of domestic appliances, it is also renowned in professional business sectors. The Foodservice and Instruments divisions specialise in the area of large-scale restaurant/catering appliances and electro-medical instruments respectively.
The Smeg Group, thanks to a corporate culture which dictates that maximum emphasis be placed on product quality, technology and design, is consequently known all over the globe as one of the key representatives of “Made in Italy” standards.