Lelit PL41TEMD Espresso MachineRated 5/5 based on 3 reviews.
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The Lelit PL41TEMD is a good quality Italian espresso machine capable of making cafe quality coffee at home. The built in PID temperature controller ensures stable brew water temperature which is vital for great tasting espresso. The PID also controls the steam pressure to ensure strong, consistent steam. The stainless steel and brass construction ensures a long service life.
The PL41TEMD has a 3 way valve so that the group handle can be immediately removed after brewing. This valve also allows the machine to be backflushed. This feature makes the machine easy to use and easy to clean.
The Lelit PL41TEMD has a built in brew pressure gauge which shows whether the brew pressure is optimal. (Too little pressure indicates an under extraction, too much pressure indicates an over extraction). The gauge will also indicate when maximum pressure is reached while backflushing - so that you know when to turn the pump off.
For the first time on a Lelit model, the PL41TEMD has a true 9BAR OPV fitted. This ensures the brew is at the optimal pressure so that bitter coffee does not result as a consequence of high brew pressure. This pressure will be able to be read off the brew pressure gauge when extracting a shot.
This machine is fantastic value when you consider it:
- is made in Italy
- is constructed from quality materials
- has a built in PID temperature controller (brew and steam control)
- is designed to give a long service life
- has a built in brew pressure gauge
- comes with a blind filter
- Made: Italy
- Materials: Stainless steel body
- Ideal tamper size: 57.5 mm
- Boiler: 250ml brass
- Boiler temperature control: PID temperature controller
- Ball jointed steam arm
- Tank capacity: 3 litres
- OPV: 9 BAR
- Power: 1100W
- Filter basket: 57.9mm
- Size: 23cm wide x 27cm deep x 34cm high
- Weight 8 kg
- ESE filter, single filter basket, double filter basket, blind filter
- 1 Portafilter
- Plastic coffee scoop
- Plastic tamper
Perfect replacement for old Gaggia ClassicBy: Steve on 30 December 2016Really enjoying getting to know the Lelit after retiring my well used and trusty Gaggia Classic (10yrs service). I'm not into all the fancy high end machines and look for quality over quantity and value for money. The Lelit has both in spades. It's a perfect replacement for my Gaggia; slotting nicely into the small space in our kitchen. I purchased a Macap grinder from Jetblack a little while back and that made a substantial difference to the quality and consistency of the espresso from my Gaggia. I'm still finding the right grind setting/bean/tamp combo for the Lelit. I'm trying new beans and the weather has been crazy humid so lots of experimentation still to conduct ;-) Overall, loving the Lelit a week in (bought ages ago but was a Christmas pressie). PROS: - Quality of machine and finish - Comes with double, single, pod, and backflush inserts for portafiller - PID temp control is a nice touch - Larger water tank and drip tray than my Gaggia Classic - Much quieter pump than my Gaggia CONS: - Plastic tamper - yeah, I know this is a personal thing and I really should have bought a proper one with the machine. My Gaggia one is a mm too big which is a pain...if another excuse to purchase from Jetblack again ;-) I am sure there are other machines out there that are just as good/better. For my price/quality/need this one was a perfect upgrade. I had my sights set on a Ranchilo Silvia for years as my upgrade but the Lelit pipped it at the post. It seems to have as good quality and the PID control tipped it in its favour. I love the quest for the perfect shot! Jetblack delivery was prompt. They rang to confirm the order. Everything arrived perfectly. JB instruction supplement and priming was a nice touch. Highly recommend and will purchase from JB again.
Easy to use and makes fantastic coffeeBy: Adam on 16 September 2016I've only had the machine for 4 days but already my wife has remarked "Why would anyone go and buy a coffee when you can make coffee as good as this at home". I have found this machine fast to heat up, easy to use and quick to clean up. Very happy with my purchase and thank you Brad for answering all my questions.
Lelit PL41TEMD - Barista Quality CoffeeBy: Brian Thompson on 2 August 2016I thoroughly researched the market and found very favourable reports for the Lelit PL41TEMD and the good service of Jet Black Espresso. After one week with the machine I am delighted, the crema is rich and the flavour of the coffee complex without bitterness. After purchase, my request for further information of the PID parameters were answered politely and quickly by the guys at Jet Black Espresso