by Jeanette Kierstead
The Rancilio Egro One offers an automated coffee machine suitable for medium to high-volume use, capable of producing both coffee and espresso, with a recommended average daily output of 250 cups per day.
There are two primary versions of the Egro One, one with a keypad and one with a touchscreen; the Egro One Keypad and the Egro One Touch .
The One Keypad is available in a one-drink, five-drink and 16-drink version. Both machines produce high-quality coffee drinks with relatively limited barista training required, and offer top-class durability and construction.
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The Egro One coffee makers feature Rancilio Egro's Dura-Brew technology. All brewing components are constructed of stainless steel, reducing maintenance and possible downtime, as well as costs over the lifetime of the coffee maker.
Egro's One Keypad and One Touch both offer the fully automated i-Steam milk frothing wand; a manual frothing wand is standard. This frothing wand produces milk frothed to exactly the right temperature and texture, with a variety of automated settings available. This is error-proof coffee drink creation. There's no need for your barista to recognize the differences between a latte and a cappuccino with i-Steam technology.
A high quality burr coffee grinder is incorporated into both the One Keypad and One Touch; a second grinder module is available an optional addition if desired.
Cup warmers, payment systems and powder modules are available options for both the One Keypad and One Touch brewers.
If you're shopping for one of these commercial-grade automated espresso makers, it may be helpful to recognize the differences between the two. The Egro Keypad is the lower-price model, with somewhat fewer features.
The Egro One Keypad :
The Egro One Touch :
These two commercial quality machines are an ideal investment for a variety of scenarios, including high-volume coffee shops.
Cleaning is automated with a short five to six-minute daily cycle. Manual cleaning is required for the frothing head, but the process is quick and practical for employees to manage regularly to keep the coffee maker in top condition.
The Egro One Keypad and Egro One Touch offer high-quality automated coffee options to the commercial user in a medium to high volume scenario. Both makers have a number of options available, and are designed to last with appropriate maintenance for years. Stainless steel construction and self-diagnostics reduce maintenance costs, while intuitive user interfaces limit user training, and the cost of skilled employees. The overall footprint is relatively small, helping these to fit into smaller service areas.
These machines do not incorporate automated milk frothers; the Egro Zero offers that option for self-service use. In addition, they are quite heavy; a sturdy trolley or surface is required. While they are quite easy to use, a staff member will be required, and some training is needed.
We'll leave you with this Crew Review of the Rancilio Ergo, which goes in depth on its various functions and features.
About Jeanette Kierstead
Jeanette has been testing and reviewing kitchen appliances for over six years now, so she knows her stuff when it comes to finding the best ones. In her spare time, she loves nothing more than baking cakes and cookies – especially if she can do so with one of her favorite stand mixers! When she's not in the kitchen, Jeanette is usually looking after everything homes-related; from garden tools to smart home products.