Lelit PL41EM Anna Espresso Machine

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Lelit PL41EM Anna Home Espresso Machine

Overview:

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. It 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 that 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.

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

Espresso Machine Warning:

  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine 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 machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat or the wiring inside.
  • WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
  • DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.

Please use the diagrams below to help find the exact part you are looking for. After you find the part, copy the SKU #. Then use the search bar at the top of our website. If there are no results in the search, we most likely do not have the part. We only special order parts if the specific model was purchased through 1st-line Equipment. For general questions, please use our parts inquiry page.
Lelit-PL41EM-parts-diagram
CD024-462 MC047SIL MC132
CD361 MC048 MC137
CD377 MC049-1 MC139
CD458 MC050 MC140
CD458-2 MC051 MC142
CD487 MC053 MC143
MC001-REV001 MC057 MC154
MC002 MC058 MC156
MC003 MC061 MC174
MC005 MC072 MC176
MC006-110 MC073 MC190
MC007 MC075 MC191
MC009 MC080 MC192
MC010-110 MC081 MC195
MC017 MC082 MC214-41
MC022 MC084-27 MC215
MC023 MC097 MC216-41
MC027 MC098-1 MC230
MC029-110 MC099 MC268
MC030 MC100 MC623
MC031 MC101 MC624
MC032 MC103 MC625
MC037 MC105 MC749
MC042 MC115 MC750
MC044 MC117 MX129
MC045 MC130 XMC02
MC046 MC131

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      I am trying to find out if you offer a stand alone 57mm 3 cup filter basket. I see that you have some available as a kit with a portafilter handle. I don't really need a handle although if you offered a triple with a bottomless portafilter I might be interested.
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      Q I am trying to find out if you offer a stand alone 57mm 3 cup filter basket. I see that you have ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Robert on June 17, 2021 12:49 pm
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      Sorry, we do not have the 3 cup separately.

    2. I recently purchased a MC047Sil gasket for my Lelit PL41QE. However, it seems to be too stiff and I have to pull quite tight to stop the portafilter from leaking, and even then some water seems to leak still. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with this, such as how to help break in the the silicon gasket?
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      Q I recently purchased a MC047Sil gasket for my Lelit PL41QE. However, it seems to be too stiff and...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Constance on May 7, 2021 1:03 pm
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      It could be your coffee is too fine or too much coffee in the basket. It can also be your portafilter or grouphead that can be worn out. We would need to physically inspect the machine and provide a diagnosis. We have sold over 50 of these gaskets from this batch, and so far, no issues except one where a customer mis-installed.

    4. About the lelit Anna pl41em I live in a place with very hard well water and I’m wondering if I need change the water softener more often
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      Q About the lelit Anna pl41em I live in a place with very hard well water and I’m wondering if I ne...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Lyndi on April 12, 2021 11:36 am
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      Recharge more often, like one time per week. Replace every 6 months.

    6. - I have been very happy with the consistency and durability of the espresso machine I purchased in early-2011 PL41QE Alas, I believe the heating element is no longer working. This past weekend the machine was left on for a couple of hours after a cup of espresso was made. I tried to turn it on the following day and the water never warmed up. Power is getting to the machine as it hums when the cup warmer should be working to heat up the water. Though the heated water light indicator does not turn on and no water comes through the filter retainer when I press the coffee/hot water switch. Room temperature water does come out of the steam/hot water tube when I turn the steam/hot water knob. I am hopeful this problem is fixable and would appreciate any recommendations you might have to get it there.
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      Q - I have been very happy with the consistency and durability of the espresso machine I purchased ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rick on April 6, 2021 1:15 pm
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      If the machine heats in steam mode, then it is a bad coffee thermostat inside.

      If it does not heat in steam mode, it may need to have the safety thermostat reset inside. However, if it trips again, then there may be another issue.

      Otherwise, it can be the PID or the heating element. The element will need to be checked with a multimeter for resistance.

    8. I have a Lelit pl042tem espresso machine which is probably 17 years old, and I’m due for a new group head gasket at the least. Just wanted to make sure I get the correct size, probably the same as the current Anna models? I was also considering trying a water softener, please advise which one fits.
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      Q I have a Lelit pl042tem espresso machine which is probably 17 years old, and I’m due for a new gr...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Brian on February 18, 2021 4:58 pm
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      Sorry, we never sold the PL042. Hence, we are unsure and we can not guarantee a fit. You can review the Lelit parts diagrams and select the correct one according to your machine model. Then search our web site to see if we have the part available. If not listed, please contact the vendor who sold you the machine as they would be responsible for the part.

       

    10. PL041QE....and it’s been leaking water. I cleaned the group head after removing and cleaning but it’s still leaking. I haven’t replaced any gaskets. Any tips you can share to get this tuned up?
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      Q PL041QE....and it’s been leaking water. I cleaned the group head after removing and cleaning but ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Henri on January 26, 2021 8:00 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This may work for you: https://www.1st-line.com/technical-support/lelit-technical-support-page/portafilter-gasket-replacement-lelit-pl41-anna/

    12. My espresso maker just turned 2 years old. We use it virtually every day. I am diligent about monthly maintenance. Recently, I noticed that the pressure gauge reaches the far edge of the green (good) and it stays there (good) but it kind of moves slightly back and forth like it is unsteady. I can "hear" a pulsing sound. I don't usually look so carefully so maybe this is normal, but I think that usually the pressure gauge is steady while in the green. Any ideas what is going on? Advice? Coffee tastes good, looks good, and there's a steady stream out of the spout.
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      Q My espresso maker just turned 2 years old. We use it virtually every day. I am diligent about mon...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Ann on January 12, 2021 7:28 pm
      A I have not had this experience, but since no one has answered thus far, I thought I would venture a guess. Since you are pulling at the higher end of the green "good" section, it could be that the machine is just working a little hard to produce your shot. You could try making your grind a little more coarse and see if that brings it down to the lower part of the green bar and eliminates the pulsing. Also, you could try replacing the small tank water filter. I believe there may be a way to clean it as well, although I have yet to do that. The only time I have experienced pulsing is when I was low on water, but I assume you probably already checked that. I hope this helps.
    14. Hi, what should I do if the pressure bar is often much lower than 9? What can the reasons be?
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      Q Hi, what should I do if the pressure bar is often much lower than 9? What can the reasons be? answer now
      Asked by Yuqi on November 24, 2020 11:12 pm
      A Hi, I had the same experience. The first thing I did was adjust my grind size. (The pressure bar is a result of the resistance in the portafilter). Of course at first it made little to no difference so I thought there might be a different issue. Little did I know, the beans I was using were over a month old!! So the grind should’ve been waaay finer than my grinder even had as a setting 🙈 - the moment I put some fresh beans in there, had a good grind setting...the bar pressure was back to normal!
    16. Just curious if you have a dosing cup for the lelit Anna at 53 MM?
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      Q Just curious if you have a dosing cup for the lelit Anna at 53 MM? answer now
      Asked by Chris on October 29, 2020 5:26 pm
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      Sorry, we do not.

    18. Is there a bottomless portafilter for the Lelit pl41em? My son has this machine and I'd like to get him the portafilter for Christmas but can't figure out which one would fit the machine. Thank you
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      Q Is there a bottomless portafilter for the Lelit pl41em? My son has this machine and I'd like to g...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Joy on October 28, 2020 8:14 pm
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      Yes, the 57mm versions. We have the plastic black handle and plastic brown handle.

    20. What is the difference between the Lelit PL041 QE and the non-QE models ? I tried to look for the answer on the web but without success. Thank you in advance for your reply
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      Q What is the difference between the Lelit PL041 QE and the non-QE models ? I tried to look for the...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Alan on October 8, 2020 9:46 pm
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      There is a video link right on the product page where JavaJim discusses the differences.

    22. I recently purchased a Lelit Anna PL41TEM and while going through the start up process of flushing water through the steam wand to fill the boiler, I noticed that black specks were accumulating in the cup. I ran some more water and this kept happening. Do you know what may be the source of this? Did I damage the boiler? I used bottled spring water to fill the tank and there were no black specks coming in. These specks also sink to the bottom.
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      Q I recently purchased a Lelit Anna PL41TEM and while going through the start up process of flushin...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Alan on September 21, 2020 7:11 pm
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      After evaluating the machine, it has been determined that the water caused this issue. After descaling and multiple rinses after steam mode, the problem resolved.

    24. Can you please explain in detail how to 'cool down' in order to make an espresso AFTER steaming milk? How can I tell if the machine's cooled down and ready for preparing espresso And the opposite direction : How to go from espresso mode to steaming mode? How can I tell it is heated enough to steam the milk. This point isn't very clear at your videos..
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      Q Can you please explain in detail how to 'cool down' in order to make an espresso AFTER steaming m...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jim on August 24, 2020 2:49 pm
      Answered by the admin Cool down is running water through the steam wand until the ready light turns off (or on in some versions). This insures the internal boiler is filled and the temperature is brought back down. After depressing the steaming switch, bleed some water through the steam valve by opening it with the knob, close it, heat up for another 30-45 seconds, bleed quickly again any condensation in the steam wand, place the pitcher in place and open the steam valve again.
    26. Hi.. I have a lelit pl41 Anna..great machine but now will start the espresso extraction and before too long orange light indicating low temp or pressure comes on mid draw. Could this be the element? or the pump.. either of which I will purchase.but CSS advised to seek your advice. Thanks. Craig
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      Q Hi.. I have a lelit pl41 Anna..great machine but now will start the espresso extraction and befor...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Craig on August 17, 2020 6:48 pm
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      It is normal for the heat light to come on during an extraction as incoming cold water will reduce the temperature of the boiler, the PID sensor will pick up the reducing temperature, and the heating element will click on. Hence, the heat light will activate.

      A Press the middle button for steam. When the bottom light comes on you are ready to steam. Depress the steam button when you want to pull a shot. When the bottom light comes on you're ready to brew. Then, you can press the bottom button to brew.
    28. HI, I just purchased this model for my mother from you about one month ago, say late June 2020. The first week or two it worked flawlessly and she used the steam wand with the frother attachment with phenomenal success. The past 2 weeks has all of a sudden yielded completely different results. The milk now overheats very quickly and the frother aid makes no difference. So instead of producing a great froth, it simply scalds the milk. We have tried different milks to no avail. Do we need to reset that temperature control you show in the tech support? What might have happened and what can we do to try to fix this problem? Thank you.
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      Q HI, I just purchased this model for my mother from you about one month ago, say late June 2020. T...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Emile L on July 20, 2020 4:28 pm
      A Check the pin hole on the milk frothing attachment. If it is blocked, it will first inhibit frothing then will eventually become fully blocked and become a lot louder. It is about 3 cm down from the top of the jacket attachment.
      A Sorry first response definitely wrong. Buy some Rinza do a double flush. You've probably just clogged the line with milk. While you're at it get cafiza do both weekly.
      A Ok. Thx. I'll give that a try. Seems to be awfully fast if it clogged in one week. The steam coming out is strong. There is no pressure issue. It's the heat. It seems like it is overheating the steam?
    30. Hi, I’m wondering if you’ve ever advised someone one swapping out the steam wand on the older Lelit Anna, I tried swapping the tip with the 3 holed pavoni tip, but I just can’t seem to get very good whirlpooling. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, I’m all ears. Thanks in advance
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      Q Hi, I’m wondering if you’ve ever advised someone one swapping out the steam wand on the older Lel...... Read more answer now
      Asked by brad on July 8, 2020 3:45 pm
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      Bleed some water from the wand as soon as you depress the steam switch so there is some air space in the boiler to make more steam.

    32. Can I replace the steamer lelit pl41em to steamer like lelit pl41lem?
    33. 0 votes
      Q Can I replace the steamer lelit pl41em to steamer like lelit pl41lem? answer now
      Asked by Danny on July 6, 2020 5:31 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, it can not be interchanged as the holding nut on the wand of the TEM is too large for the hole on the EM.

    34. Is this a panarello steaming wand?
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      Q Is this a panarello steaming wand? answer now
      Asked by Chris on June 18, 2020 9:51 pm
      A I believe it is. It has a hole on top. It does a good job and works well for me. Just be sure to keep it clean. If the hole is obstructed it will make a lot of noise.
    36. Received the new machine yesterday. I have the Anna PL41TEM and followed YouTube instructions and read Manuel, but to no avail to change to the factory settings. The YouTube says F.03, but that does not come up on the display. Only F.04–tried several times and I’m completely trusted. Please help.
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      Q Received the new machine yesterday. I have the Anna PL41TEM and followed YouTube instructions and...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Diana on June 5, 2020 4:17 pm
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      Please review our updated document.

    38. I have an old PL041. The date on the pump rears 16/04/03. When I took out the brass nut/jet (part MC028), I found a spring with a rubber grommet at the end of it (pictures here: (link removed) ). I do not see it on the parts diagram for this machine. Do you know if this belongs in the machine? I tried to backflush with the spring and grommet in, and noticed hardly anything coming out of the solenoid tube to the drip tray. The portafilter was also pressurized, hard to remove, and didn't leak at all. When I remove the spring, the grouphead leaks, but there is a rush water through the solenoid to the drip tray. Do I remove the spring? If so I imagine I need to replace the group gasket. Thank you!
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      Q I have an old PL041. The date on the pump rears 16/04/03. When I took out the brass nut/jet (part...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dan on May 30, 2020 7:09 pm
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      The unit can not be back flushed with this spring and grommet. Older units require these 2 parts. These older units may not have had a solenoid valve inside as the previous .

    40. Can l raplacing steamar lelit pl41em to long?
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      Q Can l raplacing steamar lelit pl41em to long? answer now
      Asked by Danny on May 29, 2020 4:13 pm
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      Sorry, there are no replacements available.

    42. I just bought the espresso machine used on Craigslist and have been digging around some old Coffee Geek forum threads and learned that you are the distributor for the US. I'll be ordering some new o-rings and a descaling kit in a little bit. I just had a quick question though. As I was taking it apart and cleaning, I took out the brass screen holder/jet (part MC028) and a spring with a rubber grommet on the end of it popped out. I do not see this anywhere on the parts list or diagram. Is this supposed to be there? I do see what looks like a spring seat on the inside of the brass jet, and the rubber grommet is cone shaped to fit against the inside of the lower boiler body.
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      Q I just bought the espresso machine used on Craigslist and have been digging around some old Coffe...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Dan on May 28, 2020 3:54 pm
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      This sounds like a model we did not carry. This is why we do not have these parts listed on our web site. Unfortunately, some people like to buy grey market goods by buying merchandise from outside the USA.

    44. Hi, ive just got the machine couple of days ago. The steam light doesnt go off almost at all when on coffee mode. Sometimes in the middle of pulling the shot it turns off, but rather then that its almost alwats on. Ive checked for the thermostat reset, there is no red button in the machine. somewhat grey which doesnt press inward. What can be the reason?
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      Q Hi, ive just got the machine couple of days ago. The steam light doesnt go off almost at all when...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Itai on May 28, 2020 12:56 pm
      A It is a dual purpose light. The fact it is on means you are ready to either : pull a shot, hot water out of the wand - or if you have the steam button pushed then that means you are ready to steam. It is only applicable to it's steaming capabilities when you have that function engaged.
    46. Hi there, I own an older model Lelit Anna PL41QE. I just replaced the pump (purchased from 1st-line), and therefore had the machine open. I noticed a lot of coffee oils on the inside of the tube (about 6" long) from the boiler to the solenoid valve. I realized I have never back flushed my machine. It stands to reason that the solenoid valve will have some coffee oil dirt in it too. Does back flushing with detergent get rid of this oil in the tube and possibly solenoid valve, or do you recommend another method?
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      Q Hi there, I own an older model Lelit Anna PL41QE. I just replaced the pump (purchased from 1st-li...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jorrit Dijkstra on April 1, 2020 7:44 pm
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      Yes, we recommend backflushing first. If the line does not clear, it may need to be manually cleaned after the machine is unplugged from the wall outlet and cooled down.

    48. I purchased Lelit Anna espresso machine from your webcite two weeks ago. Everything was great until yesterday and today. Coffe is the same but the taste is very bad. What should I do to make it better? Please let know
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      Q I purchased Lelit Anna espresso machine from your webcite two weeks ago. Everything was great unt...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Rajoko on April 1, 2020 6:10 pm
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      As long as the machine is heating, taste is a result of the preparation and the coffee blend used. If it is too bitter, it could be from not bringing the steam temperature down after steaming milk. If it is too sour, it can be from not heating the machine and portafilter properly. However, certain coffee blends and their roast styles can cause bitterness or sourness. Again, the flavor profile is a result of the preparation and coffee blend used.

    50. I bought this machine. When I am in the process of steaming milk, there often is a very sudden release of pressure/steam from the grouphead; a really loud 'pssh' noise. Is this normal?
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      Q I bought this machine. When I am in the process of steaming milk, there often is a very sudden re...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jeffrey Pang on February 11, 2020 6:57 am
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      If the steam has no where to go, the grouphead will open to release. You can start steaming before the machine shows ready for steaming.

       

    52. I just got my Anna and brewed my first espressos. This is my first espresso machine and I am a total novice. The first one was barely trickling out (9 bar) so I made the grind a little more coarse (3.5 on the Fred, instead of 2.5, Fattobene coffee). I didn't pack as tight this time and I got better flow, but it mainly came out of one side of the portafilter. I felt it was a very even and a fairly firm pack. What am I doing wrong? Is it possible to get two even shots at once?
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      Q I just got my Anna and brewed my first espressos. This is my first espresso machine and I am a to...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Michael Andrade on February 6, 2020 10:00 pm
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      Laws of physics will never allow a result of 2 pours even across 2 shot glasses or cups.

    54. I have a few questions about this machine. First, I know there are two tubes, where one is the intake hose. I have the filter and it pulled off the basket. My question is that I am not sure if the longer tube or shorter tube are the intake hose. Next, I can't reach the minimum on brew pressure with ground coffee. It i shard to place the filterholder in the grouphead. Do the gasket mechanisms in the grouphead soften when the machine is heated? Also, am I aiming for a mid-point or do I need to go clockwise? I am currently using a Krups Burr grinder. Finally, I am considering getting an Ascaso Mini flat burr grinder, so do the portafilters on this espresso machine work with that?
    55. 0 votes
      Q I have a few questions about this machine. First, I know there are two tubes, where one is the in...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Laura Lehigh on December 16, 2019 5:34 pm
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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.

    56. I recently sent an email regarding what specific items I needed for this Pl141EM. I forgot to mention what part no. For the gasket, so that I can order one? Also a brush to clean the gasket , the soap brand to use for back flushing and the non hole holder for portafilter. Thank you.
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      Q I recently sent an email regarding what specific items I needed for this Pl141EM. I forgot to men...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mauro Quilici on November 26, 2019 8:25 pm
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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.

    58. Would filling the machine with purified reverse osmosis drinking water (insteadof normal tap water) work the same as adding the water softener?
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      Q Would filling the machine with purified reverse osmosis drinking water (insteadof normal tap wate...... Read more answer now
      Asked by AMP on September 12, 2019 5:09 pm
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      No. Purified, distilled, or reverse osmosis water can eat at the metals inside an espresso machine. Plus, minerals are needed to extract the oils from the espresso.

    60. What type of steam wand is this considered? And can it be switched out for a commercial style wand like the ones that come with the PL41TEM?
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      Q What type of steam wand is this considered? And can it be switched out for a commercial style wa...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Cindy on August 12, 2019 3:37 pm
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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.

    62. Can the steamer wand be upgraded to the one that comes with Anna Version 2 ? And do you sell it ?
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      Q Can the steamer wand be upgraded to the one that comes with Anna Version 2 ? And do you sell it ? answer now
      Asked by CindyS on August 9, 2019 4:33 am
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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.

    64. How does this compare to the Rancilio Silvia?
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      Q How does this compare to the Rancilio Silvia? answer now
      Asked by Robert 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.
    66. Can the wand also dispense hot water for Lungo/Americano?
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      Q Can the wand also dispense hot water for Lungo/Americano? answer now
      Asked by Mark on August 1, 2019 11:39 am
      Answered by the admin Yes, it can. Please read the instructions on how to do this.
    68. How many bars of pressure does this get?
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      Q How many bars of pressure does this get? answer now
      Asked by Dale 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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