Lelit PL043 - Molinillo de café
- Fácil de limpiar
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Descripción del producto
Altura: 300 mm
Ancho: 130 mm
Capacidad de granos de café: 150 g
Color del producto: Plata
Frecuencia de entrada AC: 60 Hz
Fácil de limpiar: Si
Peso: 2,5 kg
Potencia: 150 W
Profundidad: 260 mm
Voltaje de entrada AC: 120 V
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Having tried the Preciso and the Vario, I was aiming at Quamar or Mazzer when this went on sale ($250). Despite living in New Mexico with our dry/static filled conditions, I actually observed more static with the Baratza grinders and haven't had any appreciable issues with the Lelit. Nor is it louder than the aforementioned.
The current design allows one to fill a portafilter directly but I am into weighting, so press a tared ceramic cup into the actuator and receive the grinds. There is ~1g of retention between the burr and the end of the shoot - I permanently removed the shoot screw and just pull out the extra grinds with a toothpick. Higher end grinders (vario and above) have almost no retention but you pay for that design.
After dialing in one bean, I found only 0.5-1 turns were necessary to tune the next. It makes a great espresso grind, has a solid build.....the only disadvantage is for those that want one grinder to also produce french press et al. Its a dedicated unit and does its job well.
I feel bad for these folks who were disappointed by this machine, but I LOVE my lelit and feel lucky to have it. haha!!!!!!
Attaching the cheap plastic bean holder was difficult because the two holes it had to go in did not match up by nearly half an inch. The U.S. seller said: You have to force it.
The instruction sheet (no manual) kept talking about your ground coffee holder. After many inconclusive emails with the seller (1st line), it finally came clear that no such holder came with the $289 grinder. I was expected to go get one that would work, as a simple cup or bowl would not.
1st line offered to let me return it at this point. I greatly regret not doing so, but it got such great customer reviews, I thought I'd keep trying.
I knew I'd have to do some fooling with the setting to get the grind set to my liking. I didn't think that would entail 150 turns of a stiff knob.
It seemed a lot of trouble for a couple espressos a week, and it certainly makes a mess, with ground coffee flying everywhere -- static electricity? But it worked. For about the next year.
Then the cheap plastic bean bin snapped off at the base. First Line offered to sell me a new one for $30. My objections that it didn't even last through a year of very light use were countered with: It's been more than a year since I bought it, although it took nearly two months to get it functioning right, what with taking photos of the offset holes for the bean bin, the search for your grounds holder, etc. While emailing back and forth a couple weeks about that, I was holding the bean bin with one hand and operating the grinder with the other, but that soon stopped as the grinder quit working altogether. It makes a humming sound but nothing happens. My email about that wasn't even acknowledged. After all, it's out of warranty.
Now I'm looking for a different machine. And meanwhile using a 40-year-old (and I do mean forty) Norelco handheld machine we paid less than $30 for.
Message received today stated that because we attempted to access the burrs and the (I'll say it again) incredibly cheap plastic snapped, we voided the warranty but they would be happy to SELL us a replacement, as long as we also paid for the shipping. How incredibly generous!
Actual function of the grinder was mediocre. It definitely gives a fine grind, but due to the plastic housing throughout, and plastic chute, your grinds are loaded with static explode all over the kitchen, your arms, your clothes, and rarely exactly where you expect into whatever hopper you can wedge beneath the chute. Contrary to what you're led to believe prior to purchasing, there is no simple cup or measurer that fits the two (CHEAP) plastic prongs, and even if there were such a container, it exacerbate the static issue as you need to fully cover the descending chute to keep your grounds contained.
Absolutely one of the worst products we were suckered into buying. Completely astonished that this is manufactured in Italy, considering the price and extremely poor quality, and extremely poor customer service.
We have replaced our grinder with a (gasp) Manual old fashioned burr grinder that does a fantastic job, and has zero static. I can grind enough beans for 8-strong cups of coffee using our coffee press in about 3-minutes of easy grinding. We won't be throwing good money after bad in regards to our Lelit grinder - if we can't fix it ourselves at this point, it's on its way to the dump. What a waste!