Create luscious lattes, creamy cappuccinos, and other café-style drinks to impress your guests with Lelit PL41TEM Espresso Machine. This semi automatic machine features a brass boiler, a healthier alternative to generally used stainless steel boilers. PL41 has a double water flowing system and comes with a removable water tray for easy cleaning. The control panel allows you easy and precise control over your latte, macchiato or espresso. A cup warmer is located on top of the machine. The machine is a great fusion of top Italian design and technology, best suited for your home as well as small offices.
The new version 2 of the machine features a multi-directional steam wand with a professional one-hole steam tip.
A PID is a digital thermostat. It allows you to program the temperature that you want and essentially turns your heating element on and off to maintain this temperature. It is much more precise than a regular thermostat and can maintain temperature within 1 degree whereas with a traditional thermostat there are much wider swings in temperature.
The Lelit PL41TEM V2 features a multi-directional steam wand with a professional single-hole tip. This allows for easy manipulation of the wand and the possibility to fit many sizes of steaming pitchers.
The Lelit PL41TEM has an extraction manometer that measures the extraction pressure. This is a very handy tool when extracting espresso as it provides a window into the extraction. If your extraction is within the green area on the manometer you know that you are pulling a good shot. If you are past the green area, coarsen your grind, if you are below then grind finer.
Made of brass, the commercial grade brew group ensures even heat and water distribution and provides a superior brewing environment resulting in highly consistent espresso extraction.
Made of marine grade brass, the boiler provides best steaming powers and quicker recycling times when brewing multiple espressos. The brass construction resists scale build up and pitting for long lasting durability. Two thermostats are built into the machine. One controls the temperature for steam and the second monitors the boiler to protect it from overheating.
The three-way solenoid valve is a commercial feature that not only directs the flow of water from the boiler to the brew group, but also relieves the water pressure off the coffee when the brew switch is turned off. The valve dries out the used ground coffee in the portafilter immediately after the brewing is finished. So you can straight away remove the handle, easily knock the dried coffee out and reset of the machine for another shot.
The Lelit PL41 has a very powerful pump rated at 15 BAR of pressure to extract maximum flavor from the coffee beans.
The water reservoir (2.0 litre capacity) is removable for easy cleaning. You can fill it while the machine is operating or remove it for filling at the sink.
A cup-warming surface located on the top of the machine holds up to 6 espresso/demitasse cups and keeps them warm that is a prerequisite of perfect espresso.
The exterior of the machine is made of durable, top quality polished stainless steel which is easy to clean and maintain.
Posted by John S on 11th Dec 2014
This is a really competent machine that is a good size for having at home. It looks great, and is well made. The gauge on the front makes it easy to tell if you have tamped the coffee correctly, and it is capable of making really good coffees. The steam wand generates lots of steam so you can easily foam your milk. Once you have made a few cups you will find yourself trying to improve your barista skills to make the perfect flat white, latte or macchiato. Long and short blacks are a walk in the park. Really deserves 4 and a half stars it is that good.
Posted by Pat Pilcher on 16th Oct 2014
The Lelit is a great machine. Once the grind and tamp is calibrated it can knock out good coffee. I do find however that sometimes it can run over pressure and blast the rounds to smithereens resulting in a watery coffee...
That small quirk aside, it seems robust and has so far run without a glitch.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Jan 2014
Very pleased with the coffee and milk this great little machine can produce. Equal to or better than most coffees we have out. My preference for a manual machine over a fully automatic machine is enhanced with the PID showing me temperature statuses best for brewing the coffee and frothing milk and the bar gauge showing if my grind and tamp are in the correct range for best extraction. With a little barista practice this is fun. Only small down side is that the machine is quite light and needs holding when the group handle is locked in place. Probably solved with a non slip mat. Smart compact machine with lovely finish and easy clean drip tray.