Nuova Simonelli Oscar II Direct Connect in Black



Redesigned after more than a decade of service, the Nuova Simonelli Oscar II is a prosumer espresso machine with high performance specs and unmistakable style. With 2-liter copper heat exchange boiler, timed brew buttons, a commercial 4-hole steam wand, and a direct water line connection, the Oscar II is a work of art inside and out.

Dimensions: 16.06″ D x 11.81″ W x 15.75″ H

Weight: 28.66 lbs

Features and Benefits: Housing and Build Quality

Updated Contemporary Design

Taking cues from the Art Deco styling of its cousin the Nuova Simonelli Musica, the Oscar II features an entirely new appearance. Blending matte finish ABS plastic with extensive stainless steel, the design of the Oscar II communicates both strength and modernity.

The controls on the Oscar II have also been re-imagined as a sleek two button panel located at the top of the group head.

Features and Benefits: Brewing

2-Liter Copper Boiler

The Oscar II is outfitted with a 2-liter copper heat exchange boiler. Copper is known for its thermal conductivity and heat retention, making it an excellent choice as a boiler mater. For rapid preparation of drinks, the heat exchanger located inside the boiler allows you to brew and steam simultaneously.

Water Line Connection

As its name suggests, the Oscar II Direct Connect doesn’t have a water reservoir. Instead it is designed to be plumbed directly into your water line, eliminating the need to refill the machine. Please take note of the following requirements for plumbing your machine. Failure to adhere to any of these specifications will void the manufacturer’s warranty:

  • Total hardness 50-60 ppm (parts per million) (5-6 french degrees (°F))
  • Water line pressure between 2 – 4 bar, cold water only
  • Minimum flow rate: 200 l/hr
  • Filtration level below 1 .0 micron
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level between 50 – 250 ppm
  • Alkalinity level between 10 – 150 ppm
  • Chlorine level less than 0.50 mg/l
  • Ph level between 6.5 and 8.5

Programmable Brewing Time

The Oscar II is equipped with a set of individually programmable brew buttons that can be set to dispense a water for a predetermined amount of time when pressed. Pressing the buttons a second time while brewing will cut the brew cycle for more manual control of the espresso extraction.

Thermo-Compensated Group

Temperature stability is maintained at the group head by a thermosiphon created within the heat exchange circuit. The constant circulation of hot water from the circuit prevents temperature loss when brew water reaches the portafilter.

Water Level Warning Light

Located on the panel above the group head, the Oscar II is equipped with a warning light that will alert you when the water volume in the boiler has gotten too low and needs to be replenished.

Water Heating Light

There is a water heating light (resistance warning light) that switches on when the boiler is actively heating to brew temperature.

Features and Benefits: Milk Frothing

4-Hole Commercial Style Steam Wand

The Oscar is equipped with a commercial style, 4-hole steam tip. The 360 degree articulation and high usable length make it easy to texture creamy milk foam for your favorite drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. To prevent burns, the wand is fitted with a rubber elbow that allows for safe manipulation and positioning.

Anti-Siphon Valve

As an added protection, the Oscar II is equipped with an anti-siphon valve that prevents milk from being sucked into the boiler via the steam wand.

Commercial Push Steam Lever

The Oscar II’s commercial push steam lever allows you to immediately open and close the steam valve rather than turn a knob. For more precise control, you can also lightly push on the lever to throttle steam manually.

Features and Benefits: Cleaning, Maintenance, and Other

Overheat Shutoff Protection

To prevent the pump from overheating, the Oscar II will automatically power off after 90 seconds of consecutive brewing.

Regular Upkeep

Use a damp cloth to keep your brew group head free of excess grounds, and use a brush to clean the shower screen and group gasket on your brew-group. The portafilters’ metal filter-basket and filter handle can be cleaned in warm water and non-abrasive detergent to remove excess grounds and coffee oils. When the drip tray fills, empty it and clean the drip tray and stainless steel drip tray grid with a damp cloth. The stainless steel body of the machine can also be wiped down with a damp cloth to keep it looking its best.

Accessories Included

Each Nuova Simonelli Oscar II ships with the following accessories included:

  • 1 58mm Single Spout Portafilter
  • 1 Single-Shot Basket
  • 1 Plastic Tamper
  • 1 Plastic Scoop


Misc Data

Manufacturer: Nuova Simonelli
Dimension – Width (Inches): 12
Dimension – Height (Inches): 16
Dimension – Depth (Inches): 16
Weight (lbs): 40
Watts: 1200
Volts: 110


Housing Materials: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material: ABS
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 34
Drain Line Adaptable: No
Leg Height (Inches): 0.25
Power Cord Length (Inches): 70
Cup Height
High (Inches): 4.25
Frothing Wand
Material: Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Style: Commercial
Wand Movement: 360 Degrees
Height Off Counter (Inches): 0.25
Number Of Holes: 4
No Burn Wand: No
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Plumbed
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): NA
Reservoir Material: NA
Reservoir Removable: NA
Type Of Controls: Button
Display Type: N/A
Temperature Control: No
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Energy Savings: No
Pressure Gauges: No
Steam Control: Yes
Brew Temperature Display: No
Cup Warmer
Material: Plastic
Passive / Active: Passive
Portafilter Data
Material: Plastic and Stainless Steel
Type: Commercial Style
Quantity Inlcuded: 1
Weight (lbs): 1.25
Diameter (Millimeter): 58
Commercial Filter Baskets Included: Yes
Ground, E.S.E. Pod And Capsule Compatible: Yes – Optional
Bottomless Portafilter Available: Yes – Optional
Tamper Size (Millimeter): 58
Brew Group
Material: Copper
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: Yes
Rapid Steam: Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Data: Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Watts: 1200
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): 68
Brew Boiler Material: Copper
Brew Boiler Orientation: Flat
Brew Boiler Auto Fill: Yes
Insulated: Yes
Steam Boiler Data
Steam Boiler Type: Heat Exchanger
Steam Boiler Watts: 1200
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz): 68
Steam Boiler Material: Copper
Steam Boiler Orientation: Flat
Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief valve: Yes
Steam Boiler Auto Fill: Yes
Insulated: Yes
Pump Data
Brew Pressure Adjustability: No
Air Remover: Yes
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 600
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 1200
Rechargeable Water Softener: Yes – Optional
Back Flush Cleaner Used: Cafiza
Warranty (Years): 2
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: Yes
Recommended Applications: Home / Commercial


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