If you are looking for an affordable Italian home espresso machine that has features that rival those in higher classes, look no further than the Lelit Pl41TQE Espresso Machine. The functionality this machine offers for this price is almost unbeatable. Notable features include a professional-appearing polished stainless steel exterior, a PID unit, a 15 bar pump pressure rating, directly connected group and brass boiler.
EXPENSIVE-LOOKING, PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE
The sexy, highly-polished stainless steel body of this espresso machine is designed to emulate expensive, high-end machines without the high price tag.
PID UNIT FOR ENHANCED EXTRACTION
One of the nicest features on this affordable unit is the presence of a PID unit. This unit lets the user adjust the boiler temperature to produce a consistently exceptional espresso. There is a steam mode thermostat system as well as an element safety thermostat system.
15 BAR BUMP PRESSURE RATING AND DIRECTLY CONNECTED GROUP
This unit has a pump pressure rating at 15 bars while just 9 bars are required to extract an espresso. Lelit has also equipped this machine with a directly connected group (saturated group), allowing for more stable temperatures.
BRASS BOILER FOR TEMPERATURE STABILITY
A feature that is a must for advanced espresso extraction is a boiler composed of brass. Units in this price range are generally constructed of aluminum/stainless steel but Lelit has raised the standard by including a 7.43 ounce (0.22 liter) brass boiler for better stability of temperatures and higher steaming power ability. The brass boiler is placed overtop the grouphead.
POWERFUL MULTIDIRECTIONAL STEAM WAND
Lelit has included a longer steam wand when compared with earlier models. The steam wand pivots different directions on the joint to accommodate different sized beverage holders. The wand is designed with a single hole steam tip as well as a holding guide to deter burning. A handy feature on this machine is a switch to allow hot water through the steam wand to make other types of beverages like hot chocolate. The superior brass boiler system delivers truly exceptional steam power as well as a rapid transfer from brewing mode to steaming.
88 OUNCE WATER RESERVOIR WITH VISIBLE WATER LEVEL
A practical feature that is surprisingly uncommon on higher-end espresso units is the ability to visualize the water levels in the reservoir from the side of the machine. The water reservoir has a capacity of 88 ounces (2.6 liters) and is removable.
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED WITH MACHINE:
This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!
All prices are in USD