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Elektra Microcasa a leva

I have a Elektra Microcasa a leva that hasn't been used in about 25 years . It was bought in Italy and has a 220 plug. The underside has a panel that says it is 220 v 50 H 800 W...Could this be right? Can I use it and can I get parts? Do I need a power adapter? What would I need to get it in working condition.

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You will need a 120/220V transformer for starters. That will make the Italian coffeemaker compatible with American outlets. The good news is that you can't do harm by plugging a 220 into an American outlet - it will just not give you enough power to run the machine.

I doubt that you can still get parts - I've seen used ones that still work on sale for anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 - not cheap.

Here is all the contact info for Elektra - they are definitely still in business:
Elektra s.r.l. - Italian Espresso Coffee Machines
Via A. Volta 18, 31030 Dosson di Casier (Treviso) Italy - Tel +39 0422 490405 - Fax +39 0422 490620
Url: www.elektrasrl.com - Contact: info@elektrasrl.com -

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