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cappuccinoboy
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Posted Mon May 10, 2010, 2:43pm
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

gregdreg Said:

Hi Brian,
Awesome pics, I ordered a PL 041QE lelit paired with a vario grinder today, it wont arrive until august because its back ordered. How do you like the machine so far? If it is not too much trouble can you post a few pics of the top and the water reservoir is removed.  Thanks -Greg

Posted May 6, 2010 link

The mention of late delivery caused a comment, the rest just happened

acasabia Said:

I think this whole thread has veered off course from the OP's intention....

How are you enjoying the machine? I have the old Le'Lit pl041, I was wondering if the dispersion screen is interchangeable.

I imagine paired with that pl053 you're getting good results?

Enjoy the new machine :D

Posted May 10, 2010 link

As awould be customer you wouldn't think that it has derailed....
Enjoy your machine and pls accept that my posts are just in the interest of the customers...
Ciao, Pietro
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Posted Mon May 10, 2010, 3:37pm
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cappuccinoboy Said:

Jim, far from me to pretend to teach you how to run your business

Posted May 10, 2010 link

Then please stop attempting to do just that, Pietro.  

As a commercial interest yourself, I believe your posts do indeed infringe on our rules prohibiting commercial posting activities of any kind. Your negative statements against a competitor (1st-Line) in these forums are prohibited, and just because you hide behind your claims of confidentiality does not mean we will allow it to continue.  

Commercial posts will not be tolerated in these forums, and that includes any negative campaigning.

 
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Posted Mon May 10, 2010, 5:02pm
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

Backordered till august? :( :( So much for my plans for getting one in a month or two...

At least this gives me reason to save up for a Vario instead of the PL053!

 
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Posted Tue May 11, 2010, 10:09pm
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Brian,
 How are you liking the new machine?
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Posted Wed May 12, 2010, 6:50am
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

gregdreg Said:

Hi Brian,
Awesome pics, I ordered a PL 041QE lelit paired with a vario grinder today, it wont arrive until august because its back ordered. How do you like the machine so far? If it is not too much trouble can you post a few pics of the top and the water reservoir is removed.  Thanks -Greg

Posted May 6, 2010 link

acasabia Said:

How are you enjoying the machine? I have the old Le'Lit pl041, I was wondering if the dispersion screen is interchangeable.

I imagine paired with that pl053 you're getting good results?

Enjoy the new machine :D

Posted May 10, 2010 link

Hi guys.  Sorry for the delay - I haven't been able to log in in the last few days.  To answer your questions, yes, I'm loving the machine so far!  The shot quality is far beyond the quality of the shots I could ever pull on my Sirena (which isn't surprising).   It pulls a much hotter shot with loads of persistent crema with a dark brown color rather than the light-colored, quickly fading crema I always got from the Sirena (with non-pressurized portafilter). More importantly, the taste is much closer to what I've imagined a shot should taste like.  Though I know there's still room for me to improve.  The steam power is also much greater than the Sirena in my opinion.  I'm still working on my steaming technique/results of course, but I knew that would take some getting used to.

Atomichumbucker, I don't know about the interchangeability of the dispersion screen, sorry about that.  Maybe 1st-line (or Clive Coffee) would be able to help answer that?

Here's a picture of the water reservoir while in the machine:

BrianW: 0508000949.jpg
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Posted Wed May 12, 2010, 6:52am
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Here's a picture of the water reservoir out of the machine:

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Posted Wed May 12, 2010, 7:03am
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

And here's a picture of one of my first shots from the machine last week (I think this may have been the 2nd or 3rd shot I pulled).  This was pulled with CCC's Espresso Rustico and I think I even waited a little while before taking the picture.

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Posted Wed May 12, 2010, 7:37am
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

BrianW Said:

Here's a picture of the water reservoir out of the machine:

Posted May 12, 2010 link

How easy is it to fill the reservoir when its in the machine? Does it have a lift up cover and then you have to remove the hoses to fill?
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BrianW
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Posted Wed May 12, 2010, 7:57am
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

vrbsk1 Said:

How easy is it to fill the reservoir when its in the machine? Does it have a lift up cover and then you have to remove the hoses to fill?

Posted May 12, 2010 link

For some reason, I have been taking the reservoir out and refilling it using a small funnel until now.  But yes, the cover lifts up and you can just remove the hoses and fill it while leaving the container in place in the machine (I will probably do this from now on).  You would still have to use a funnel most likely to avoid spillage since the opening is pretty small and also pull the machine out a bit if you have cabinets above it like I do.  So overall, it's a little bit of work, but not too difficult.

 
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Posted Wed May 12, 2010, 8:18am
Subject: Re: LeLit PL041QE Pictures
 

BrianW Said:

Atomichumbucker, I don't know about the interchangeability of the dispersion screen, sorry about that.  Maybe 1st-line (or Clive Coffee) would be able to help answer that?

Here's a picture of the water reservoir while in the machine:

Posted May 12, 2010 link

Our guess is that they are interchangeable. However, we can not 100% confirm yet as we need an older machine to check on. We really hate to go off of diagrams.

edited with an added note on 05/12/2010: We physically confirmed a short while ago that the parts are not interchangeable. We have an inquiry to Lelit about a conversion kit. When we get an update. We will post their feedback here.

 
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