Lelit PL41EM Anna Espresso Machine

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Lelit PL41EM + Lelit XMC013 57mm Bottomless Portafilter + Lelit In Tank Water Softener/Particle Filter (35 L)
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Description

Lelit PL41EM Anna Espresso Machine

Known as the “simplest machine to be a barista at home”, the Lelit Anna is an excellent unit for beginner baristas that are looking to make delicious espresso! The steam wand is perfect for making cappuccinos and lattes, and it generates enough hot water for standard American coffee. While this is a perfect home model, this is also suitable for one’s own small office space. If you are looking to make a small number of espresso beverages a day, then this could be the machine for you! Furthermore, if you are interested in a grinder to go with the Lelit PL41EM, then check out the Lelit PL044MM Fred!

Single boiler, dual-purpose system
  • Brass: The small 250 ml boiler helps keep a constant water temperature and facilitate the espresso coffee extraction.
  • High wattage heating element: 1000 watt heating element for quicker reaction time when cold water enters the boiler.
  • Very quick warm-up time: We clocked the warm-up time for this machine (this includes the grouphead and portafilter when locked in) to be ~10 minutes. This is mainly due to the high wattage of the heating element and small size brass boiler. We found this to be very convenient for morning warm-ups, especially when in a rush.
  • Three-way solenoid valve: Allows immediate removal of the portafilter immediately after the espresso extraction (or when the pump switch in coffee mode is off).
  • Pressure gauge – Displays in real time the pressure during coffee extraction. Only 9-10 bar is necessary to make espresso. This gauge will help perfect your espresso shot.
Controls
  • Push-button: Oval chromed switches for power, coffee, and steam.
  • Steam/water knob:  Located on the right of the espresso machine. Allows you to control the intensity of the steam or water output.
Steam/water wand
  • Swivel: The wand comes with a plastic grip. This helps you move the steam wand and protects your fingers from burning.
  • Multi-purpose: Used for both steam or hot water depending on the current mode.
  • Short wait time: This is due to the small boiler and high wattage heating element.
  • Frothing aid: The wand has this extra piece which injects extra air along with the steam. This helps in creating a more “frothy” texture. If the pinhole in the frothing aid is clogged, the frothing aid will make a super loud noise.
Construction
  • Stainless steel body and frame: Polished to a mirror finish and rust-resistant.
  • Water tank visibility: There is an opening on the left side of the machine. This allows you to see the water level. This is a lot easier than opening the top cover and peeking in.
  • Water tray grate: The tray is plastic. The cover is stainless steel. Both are removable for easy cleaning.
  • Power cord: The cord is completely detachable from the machine. This helps prevent damage if you are moving or long term storing the machine. It also fits nicely in the drip tray.
Accessories included
  • Cup warmer: Passive heat from the boiler below helps warms up cups.
  • Portafilters: Dual spout portafilter.
  • Filter baskets: 1-cup filter basket which holds approximately 7 grams. 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. Pod filter basket for use with E.S.E. pods. 57 mm in diameter.
  • Tamper: A cheap plastic tamper. Manufacturers will normally include a tamper like this to keep the overall selling price of the machine low. We recommend upgrading to a better tamper.
  • Coffee scoop: A simple plastic scoop if you are using pre-ground coffee.

For more Lelit equipment, please visit our Lelit brands page. If you have any questions, please reference the Q&A tab on each product page.

Additional information

Brand

Lelit

Height (inches)

13, approximate

Width (inches)

10, approximate

Depth (inches)

9, approximate

Weight (pounds)

16

Wattage (watts)

1000

Voltage (volts)

110

Portafilter size (mm)

57

Tank capacity (liters)

2.7

Country of manufacture

Italy

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      1. 0 votes
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        The longer hose or the hose with the particle filter is the inbound filter.

        The brew pressure gauge indicates the resistance created by the grind fineness, amount of coffee in the filter basket and the tamping pressure. These need to be adjusted.

        Difficulty locking the portafilter into the grouphead is caused by too much coffee in the basket. Test without coffee and it should at least get to 5 o'clock.

        The gaskets do soften a little, but harden over time.

        The KRUPS grinder is the problem. This why you can not get enough resistance in the puck with this grinder. Yes, the portafilters will work with the Ascaso grinders.

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        Every 6-12 months, replace the grouphead gasket and dispersion screen (check versus old shower screen).

        Backflush every 50 espresso extractions with detergent using a 57mm blind filter.

        Recharge the optional water softener every 2 weeks and replace it every 6 months.

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        The steam wand on this espresso machine has a frothing aid to assist with frothing milk. Anything is possible to change, but it usually not cost effective to upgrade the wand as it would be better to get the PL41TEM machine with the upgraded wand.

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        Sorry, it is our opinion that it is better to purchase the TEM model espresso machine before trying to upgrade the steam wand on this espresso machine.

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        Q How does this compare to the Rancilio Silvia? answer now
        Asked on August 5, 2019 2:38 pm
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        1. Good question. On price, it beats it.
        2. Due to the much higher price, the Silvia has a stronger steel frame which is painted and can rust. The thinner stainless steel does not rust.
        3. The Lelit is a smaller espresso machine that takes up less space. The Lelit Anna EM has a frothing aid to froth milk, so it is more for beginners or the less experienced. The Rancilio Silvia espresso machine has a little more steam power with its commercial type wand, but it can take longer to learn.
        4. Some prefer the 58mm portafilters on Miss Silvia espresso machine, but the 57mm portafilters do work quite well on the Anna EM espresso machine.
      6. 0 votes
        A Yes, it can. Please read the instructions on how to do this.
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        Q How many bars of pressure does this get? answer now
        Asked on July 22, 2019 11:55 am
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        The pump can produce up to 19, but the OPV opens the pressure between 9 and 11 bar to avoid excess strain on the pump. If the coffee grind is not fine enough and/or too little coffee is in the filter basket, then the resistance will not allow the pump to reach a higher pressure. Hence, the pump try to overcome the resistance created in the filter basket.

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