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Lelit PL 043 Compact Grinder - Kyle Renfro's Review
Posted: March 26, 2013, 11:08pm
review rating: 7.0
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Lelit PL 043 Compact Coffee Grinder
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Arrow The Lelit PL 043 Compact Grinder has been rated 5.58 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Marco Redaelli 10.00
S McRoberts 9.00
Compy Spaghetticode 8.00
Kyle Renfro 7.00
Jeffrey Ferdi 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Lelit Quality: 8
Average Price: $249.99 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $199.99 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Baratza Encore
Bottom Line: If you don't have a large kitchen you don't have to sacrafice the quality of your coffee with this superb grinder!
Positive Product Points

Beautiful machine that fits under any cabinet in your kitchen.  Grind particles are very even and low heat does not affect the roast of the bean.  Also very easy to use!

Negative Product Points

Not the quietest machine I've used.  I also don't like the amount of coffee left in chute because of it is horizontal with zero angle.  A couple of plastic parts like the chute and the portafilter holder are a little cheap looking but don't take away from the function of the machine at all.  Also a tad messy but once you know where the grinds chute out at it's not so bad.

Detailed Commentary

All in all so far it has done everything I need it too.  My press grind is much more even then the encore I owned before this.  The espresso grind works very well with my presso (a little less fine) and my Gaggia Classic.  The look of this machine with the rest of my stainless steel coffee brewing products matches extremely well!  It fits anywhere you need to put and will grind as many beens as you can feed it.  Low static allows keeps your grinds from sticking to the chute and the burrs.  The pros far outweigh the cons with this machine!

Buying Experience

Super easy.  Fricodam on ebay posted it $50 less than Lelit's website.  Shipping was pretty quick and I still got the warranty and good return options if it didnt live up to the standards of Lelit.

Three Month Followup

Still going strong.  Still loving this machine.  My home roasting is highlighted so well with this grinder!

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