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Lelit PL 043 Compact Grinder - Marco Redaelli's Review
Posted: August 5, 2009, 11:42am
review rating: 10.0
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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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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Lelit Quality: 9
Average Price: $249.99 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $215.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Lelit online store Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: A great grinder, cheap, beautiful, compact, functional.
Positive Product Points
  1. Cheap (I got it when it was on sale, with 30% discount)
  2. No doser (big upside when you do just 3-4 coffees a day)
  3. Extremely small
  4. Very nice
Negative Product Points

I don't like to waste coffee and, even if it's doserless, some coffee powder remains inside, so you have to shake it a bit (see how I do here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBhzr79tqs and here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeeRlwh-jH0). It's not stepless, unfortunatly.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this beauty on the Lelit store. To tell the truth I wanted the PL53, but they don't sell it outside the US. The only real difference is that my version isn't infinitly adjustable. A minor drawback, after all. It was sent and arrived in a few days (2 or 3 I think), in perfect conditions and a lot of protections.

It works great, it's easy to use, has a button for small quantities (to be pushed with the portafilter) and a switch for larger quantities. Differently from what I read regarding the PL53, the hopper fits perfectly.

Moreover, if you have a Lelit coffee machine, as in my case, they match perfectly on the esthetic side (and funcional as well!)

Buying Experience

Absolutely no problem from Lelit. I also asked some info by mail, kind and solicitous replies.

Three Month Followup

Still doing fine: I upgraded the coffee machine because I found a great deal, but the grinder is still here and I don't want to change it, although sometimes I'd like to have a stepless grinder.

One Year Followup

The grinder still works great, but I'm looking for deals on eBay, you never know... A stepless grinder is always better, if you are an espresso only coffee geek!

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