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Lelit PL41TQE Anna Espresso Machine - PID

Lelit PL41TQE Anna Espresso Machine - PID
Lelit PL41TQE Anna Espresso Machine - PID
SKU: PL041TQE
Brand: Lelit
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The Le'lit has stepped forward as one of the best contenders for home. It's an extrememly capable espresso machine with a PID preinstalled, under the $600 mark! You simply can't find this anywhere else!
New Features:
  • Multi-directional steam wand that has been lengthened compared to the previous Lelit machines, with a commercial-quality single hole steam tip.
  • Pre-installed PID unit.
  • Contains the upgrades from the PL041QE model (dispersion screen, pod basket, etc).
Features that customers can't pass up:
  • Less than 15 (some customers report less than 10!) minute warm-up time. Faster than the Silvia!
  • More constant and powerful steam than a Gaggia Classic!
  • Directly connected group and boiler (known as a saturated group) providing beter temperature stability than other home models (Silvia).
  • Now features a PID unit! The PID is the newest innovation from Le'lit- it allows the user to change the temperature of the coffee boiler to allow the water temp most closely perform a superior and more consistent espresso extraction.
  • Fast transition to steam mode- With its optimally-sized brass boiler, it has less wait time to get to steam mode when compared to larger brass boiler machines, and the steaming performance is quite powerful for this little baby.
  • You can also see the water level in the reservoir from the side of the machine - something the more expensive machines do not have. This machine is one of our favorites! Exclusively imported by 1st-line Equipment and available only at select dealers in the USA.
  • High polish stainless steel body rivals much more expensive machines in looks alone.
Technical Features:
  • Polished stainless steel body throughout makes this unit a show stopper in your home or office!
  • NEW multi-directional steam wand, with extended length from previous PL041 versions.
  • 2 thermostat system - one for steam mode, one for element safety.
  • Main power switch moved to rear of machine. PID can control element power.
  • PID controlled brew temperature.
  • The overpressure valve (a.k.a. OPV) is now adjusted to 9-10 bar. The manufacturer does not recommend adjusting the OPV on their machines as Loctite is used to hold the adjustment screw in place.
  • Heavy-duty, chromed brass filter holder with covered two spouts allows one or two cup espresso extractions - 57mm size - need a quality tamper to boot!
  • The brass boiler, found only in the better machines, delivers a tremendous amount of steam power for frothing/steaming milk and unlike the aluminum/stainless steel boilers found in Gaggia machines, the brass boiler does have greater temperature stability for extracting a superior espresso.
  • More importantly, the brass boiler is set directly over the grouphead (know as a saturated group)- unlike the Rancilio Silvia which has the boiler offset from the grouphead.
  • Removable, large 2.6 liter (88 oz.) water reservoir with easy-view water level windows on the sides of the machine.
  • Pump pressure rating at 15 bar - only 9 bar is need to extract espresso.
  • The 3-way solenoid valve allows the operator to remove the coffee filter handle immediately after turning off the coffee switch. Dry pucks!
  • Dedicated hot water switch allows hot water dispensing through open steam wand for hot chocolate, tea, and instant soup. The steam knob does need to be turned to open the steam valve.
  • Holding guide on steam wand prevents finger burning when moving steam wand.
  • Large cup warmer fits up to 6 espresso/demitasse cups.
  • Covered dual spout portafilter diminishes water splashing when filter baskets in portafilter do not have coffee.
  • Easy-pull, large ABS plastic drip tray with metal drip tray grate.
  • Accessories: Instructional manual, 1-cup filter, deep 2-cup filter, pod basket, and measuring spoon.
  • Measurements: 13.5" H x 9" W (including steam wand) x 12" D (including switches).
    • Width with steam wand extended sideways 13".
  • Weight: 17 pounds (7.5 kilograms).
  • Max cup height: 4.75" (just over 4.75" but under 4.8").
  • Power: 1050 watts, 110 volts, 60 hertz.
  • Wattage of heating element: 1000 watts, 110 volts.
  • Boiler capacity: 7.43 ounces (0.22 liters).
  • Portafilter size: 57mm. 57mm dynamometric tamper also available.
  • Water tank capacity: 88 ounces (2.6 liters).
  • Pump pressure: 15 bar.
  • Made in Italy.
  1. LelitWARNING: This is a single boiler machine. Machines in this class do not fill the internal boiler from the reservoir automatically. Since the water level drops in the boiler during steaming, you need to replenish this to avoid damage to the heating element. The only way to do this is to run water through the steam wand with the hot water switch. This does not apply when extracting espresso.
  2. The Philadelphia Inquirer stated "The Le 'Lit PL041 is a slimmer 18 pounds and less expensive than the Silvia, but its espresso was nearly as impressive - probably the best value choice for a quality machine. It heated up quicker, and also gives the user the option of a frothing aid."
  3. Quickest warm up time for a brass boiler at ~10 minutes due to the high wattage of the heating element - we found this to be very convenient for morning warm ups, especially when in a rush!
  4. A good coffee bean grinder is strongly recommended to produce a better cup: Le'Lit PL53.
  5. Cleaning: The best thing is to run CleanCaf like normal through the head as well as through the steam wand. This should be performed once a month. This is the minimum requirement for cleaning the internals of the machine.
  6. Tamper, Backflush Insert, and Ascaso Detergent. If you back flush (recommended) using these products once a week, you do not need to remove the dispersion screen.
  7. Bottomless portafilter? Click here! More info on bottomless portafilters can be read here.
  8. This machine is pod-capable. Please note though, shots from pods will never be as good as a pod-only machine.
  9. Just to prevent any possible rumors, we are NOT clearing out any PL041 inventory for the PL051 model made by Le'Lit. We will not be carrying the PL051 machine as we do not like the cheaper switches placed on this machine, plus the fact that there is no three-way solenoid valve (good to have as this allows the user to immediately remove the portafilter right after turning off the coffee switch).
  10. There may be a misprint in the manual that states the coffee should not be tamped. This is a misprint by the manufacturer.
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"Great Machine"

Maxwell S on 7/15/2015 1:06:22 PM

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State: Ohio

Review: This is my first "real" espresso machine and I haven't looked back since! Paired with a good grinder, it makes some amazing crème and is very easy to use. Definitely worth the money, I use it every day and it is incredibly consistent and reliable.

Owned for: ~7-12 months

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Good, but somewhat frustrating"

Ian N on 6/19/2015 9:39:07 AM

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State: Texas

Review: I bought this unit because it seemed a good trade-off for my needs. I did not want a machine that would warm 2 litres of water to boiling temps for an ounce of coffee... too much energy use. I wanted a "real" steam wand. So this was about the only alternative. I use it with a Rocky grinder. It does make tasty espresso, and it does make nice froth milk. But the time to make the milk is long enough that the crema is mostly gone. And there is not much crema to work with either, which is the truly f... More details

Owned for: ~1-3 months

Would I buy this item again?: Maybe

"Best machine at this price"

Jason S on 6/12/2015 12:03:44 PM

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State: California

Review: The reviews asks if I would buy this again. I did. This is the second LeLit I’ve purchased from 1st Line. The first one I bought many years ago after much research. I think is still the best small home machine for the price. It heats up quickly, makes great shots and steams milk perfectly. I use Lavazza pre-ground espresso and whole milk, and cappuccinos come out tasting like they do in Italy. The simple design and small size means it takes up little space on the counter top and looks great too.... More details

Owned for: ~1-3 months

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Love it"

Granger M on 5/23/2015 7:31:41 AM

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State: New York

Review: Ive owned this for about a month now. Its great. After a little practice on finding the right grind, the right tamping pressure, and learning to hold the steaming wand properly in the milk, I am now making great coffees. I was a bit concerned about the smaller boiler but I now think of it as an asset. It heats up very quickly, heats the portafilter well because the boiler is above, and responds quickly for steam. Its fabulous. I never thought of this as a replacement for all my coffee making, bu... More details

Owned for: Less than 1 month

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Amazing machine for the price"

Alex C on 5/7/2015 7:12:05 AM

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State: Massachusetts

Review: After a year, the Lelit PL41TQE is still an amazing machine for the price. It has consistently produced excellent espressos, macchiatos, and cappuccinos that are at least as good as or better than we can find at many so-called high-end coffee houses. The crema is awesome. - We clocked the warm-up time at less than three minutes, ready to steam milk. - The PID is very helpful for knowing both when the steam temperature is reached and when the machine has cooled/heated and reached the proper coffe... More details

Owned for: Greater than 1 year

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Entry level machine cloaked as mid level."

Robert S. on 3/24/2015 8:12:35 PM

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State: Texas

Review: Excellent steam wand, great to have PID brass boiler . The PID may be overkill as the boiler is diminutive. The 57 mm brass brew head is solid and very easy to service... The portafilter feels light and somewhat out of place with the rest of the machine. Better than the gaggia Classic on all aspects except for the brew group and portafilter gaggia has commercial size/weight 58 mm portafilter)

Owned for: Less than 1 month

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Not Satisfied"

Richard S on 2/27/2015 3:10:26 PM

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State: Montana

Review: We purchased our Lelit in Sept 2013. Right out of the box it tripped the GFI. We switched outlets to a non GFI and it ran fine for 4 months. We were meticulous about use and maintenance. At the 4 month mark it stopped heating enough to steam milk. We contacted 1st Line and they were ******** and ****, sending us a replacement heat element 'this time only' and claiming it was operator error. The machine still does not operate correctly and we are trying to get our money back- but pretty sure 1st ... More details

Owned for: ~4-6 months

Would I buy this item again?: No

"Great choice"

stanley s on 2/18/2015 10:57:21 AM

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State: Iowa

Review: For a single boiler this machine is stable and easy to use. The somewhat small boiler is actually a blessing as the p I d maintains control and moving from steaming to pulling a shot quick and easy. Plenty of steam for me and not too fast...great control. Sensible design. For the price I don't think it can be beat.

Owned for: Less than 1 month

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Excellent"

Henry B on 9/1/2014 10:15:16 AM

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State: New York

Review: The Lelit PL041TQE Espresso Machine is a delight. This is the first more serious machine I've had and it took only about a week to get to know. Makes excellent espresso and steamed milk. Its discriminating and enables subtle differences between coffee blends. Everything about 1st-line was outstanding, from immediate shipping, carful packing to advice and support. I would buy from them again in a moment,.

Owned for: ~1-3 months

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Very Pleased!"

Ben B on 8/17/2014 7:55:36 PM

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State: Virginia

Review: Like others, I spent a lot of time researching machines, counting the days until my last in a series of Saeco machines died (as did my fantastic mypressi, but that's for another review). The Lelit has been fantastic for espresso. Well built, attractive, heats up quickly and allows me to pull great shots. We don't do steam, so I can't comment on that function. Was worried my old Solis Maestro (now the equivalent to the Baratza Encore) wouldn't be up to Lelit but I've been pleasantly surprised to ... More details

Owned for: ~4-6 months

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"Two years of espresso bliss"

Dean on 4/13/2013 11:32:41 AM

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State: New York

Review: I've owned this machine for more than a year now. It is fabulously consistent, less than 10 minute warm up time. No need to backflush if you use filtered water. This plus a good grinder is all you will ever need.

Owned for: Greater than 1 year

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

"A Joy To Own"

Jessica L on 2/3/2013 6:12:21 PM

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State: Virginia

Review: I spent a lot of time researching before I selected the LELIT PL041TQE as my first machine. I have had it a little over a month and it had surpassed my expectations. It is well built, the controls are intuitive, the steaming capability is good for two cappucinos at a time, with a quick refresh time. I couldn't be happier. The delivery was prompt and the machine well packaged, customer service was first rate.

Owned for: ~1-3 months

Would I buy this item again?: Yes

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