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Cheryl_W
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Posted Tue Sep 14, 2010, 2:16pm
Subject: Lelit PL41TEM w/ PID - any info?
 

Saw this advertised here and was wondering why I can't find it on any US web sites. Looks like a nice little unit and I've read good reviews on the LeLit but I really like the fact that it has PID'd already.
Anybody have any info on it?
http://www.idrinkcoffee.com/

thanks
Cheryl
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Posted Wed Sep 15, 2010, 2:22pm
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The question is, is that price worth it for a Lelit (even with a PID)?

I remember reading a fair amount of reviews that concluded that a non-PID'd Lelit performed fairly equivalent to a PID'd Lelit.
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Posted Wed Sep 15, 2010, 3:11pm
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boredatwork Said:

The question is, is that price worth it for a Lelit (even with a PID)?

I remember reading a fair amount of reviews that concluded that a non-PID'd Lelit performed fairly equivalent to a PID'd Lelit.

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Cheryl_W
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Posted Thu Sep 16, 2010, 5:05am
Subject: Re: Lelit PL41TEM w/ PID - any info?
 

boredatwork Said:

The question is, is that price worth it for a Lelit (even with a PID)?

I remember reading a fair amount of reviews that concluded that a non-PID'd Lelit performed fairly equivalent to a PID'd Lelit.

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After doing some more research, I think I agree with you. Am now leaning toward a Silva with a PID
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Posted Sun Sep 19, 2010, 3:23pm
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Please please please have them redesign the steam wand. They've got the dispersion screen fixed, but that steam wand is still severely lacking.
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Posted Wed Nov 10, 2010, 8:49pm
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Arrived today. Amazing feature set for the money. Steam wand? short yes, but still works nicely with a more shallow pitcher. Have never ground fresh coffee, tamped, and made a shot this successfully in the last 3 years with my gaggia classic. Beautiful deep rich crema on the very first attempt! Such a wonderful thing. Machine looks and operates fantastic and the follks at idrinkcoffee have really proven to have amazing customer service and professionalism...and no, I dont work for them:) Was skeptical to buy from an out of the country retailer but I'm now glad I did.
Thinking about a super nice semi-auto like the (overpriced) sylvia, get this machine now!!
Adam in Dallas
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Posted Wed Nov 10, 2010, 11:28pm
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Good to hear it is working well for you.    Mine is enroute maybe Friday!
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Posted Thu Nov 11, 2010, 12:07am
Subject: Re: Lelit PL41TEM w/ PID - any info?
 

In my biased yet humble opinion, this doesn't compare well to the Quick Mill Silvano which isn't much more expensive. For the extra $100 you get a lot more metal, a separate thermoblock steamer, and an OPV... and that OPV kicks in a lot to save the day! While the non-PID Lelit might seem somewhat reasonable at $500, the extra $200 for a PID seems overkill. If you're comparing it to a PID'ed Silvia, then yeah, it looks OK, but people are rightly calling out the Silvia for being overpriced. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that there's a lot of profit in the PIDed Lelit.
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Posted Thu Nov 11, 2010, 7:41am
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The Lelit also has an OPV.
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Posted Thu Nov 11, 2010, 10:30am
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I paid about $630US to my door for the Lelit. Thats aobut what a new v3 siliva will run, and certainly not what a quick mill will run ($800). Dollar for dollar, this machine is one of the best values on the market today based on my vast research and (fairly limited) experience. The PID combined with the pressure guage do a fantastic job letting you fine tune the shot without an excessive amount of trial and error. Clearly there will be pros and cons and opinions on both sides, I just wanted to share my personal recommendation for the unit:)
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