Lelit PL043MMI Fred Stepless Doserless Espresso Coffee Grinder


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Lelit PL043MMI Fred Stepless Doserless Espresso Coffee Grinder

The Lelit PL043MMI Fred is a similar espresso coffee grinder as the Lelit PL044MM Fred! Both have the same size conical burrs. Additionally, both have the same grinding adjustment and operation. However, the Lelit PL043MMI Fred is slightly smaller in terms of dimensions and weight, so it is truly compact for your home espresso bar!

Lelit PL043MMI Fred

Grinding Adjustment

  • Stepless – Infinite number of grind settings which allows you really fine tune your grind. Adjustment dial is on the right side of the grinder. Turn clockwise for a finer grind and counterclockwise for a coarser grind.
Lelit PL043MMI Fred

Grinding Operation

  • Semi automatic – The power button is on the left side. To start grinding, push your portafilter against the grinding button above the fork. Press and hold for continuous grinding, and release to stop.
Lelit PL043MMI Fred

Grinding Burrs

  • Conical Grinding Burrs – 38 mm in size. Spins at a low rpm which generates less heat. Heat buildup can negatively affect your coffee grinds by heating the coffee grinders before brewing.
Lelit PL043MMI Fred

Bean Hopper

  • Low profile – The total height of the grinder with the hopper is approximately 12″.


Height (inches)

12, approximate

Width (inches)

7, approximate

Depth (inches)

5, approximate

Weight (pounds)

6, approximate

Wattage (watts)


Voltage (volts)


Burr size (mm), Type

38, conical

Hopper capacity (grams)


Country of manufacture



No (doserless)

Grinding Adjustment


During the quality control process, Lelit tests each grinder with coffee.

Espresso Grinder Warning

  • CLEANING WARNING: We recommend using grinder cleaning agents. We do not recommend any removal of the burrs or burr carrier for cleaning as re-assembly can cause damage.
  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso grinder which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. The lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso grinder can be damaged at the power switch, the capacitor, the motor, or the wiring.

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    1. 0 votes
      Q how it compares to the Lelit PL044MMI, it seems that they are very similar... Read more answer now
      Asked by Duy Son on September 15, 2020 10:43 am
      Answered by the admin

      Both grinders are similar, except for the casing.

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      Q Hi, let me 2 questions related to this grinder: - can the burrs removed and cleaned with water or...... Read more answer now
      Asked by William Turner on June 5, 2020 8:34 am
      Answered by the admin

      Burrs should never be cleaned with water unless you desire rust on your burrs. It is best to use our grinder cleaning products to clean the burrs so they do not have to be removed. The bean hopper can be cleaned with a bean hopper cleaner.

      The grinding burrs on an espresso grinder should be replaced once they can not grind fine enough. The length of time or pounds is difficult to determine since beans can also have other contaminants, like wood sticks, cemebent, stones, etc that damage the burrs.


    3. 0 votes
      Q Do you know when these will be back in stock?... Read more answer now
      Asked by jeffrey on April 10, 2020 8:10 pm
      Answered by the admin This is a new item for the USA and it is projected to be here later this year.

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