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Lelit Combi questions
What is the maximum clearance for cups?
Does it have low water warning?
Can it do 3 cappuccinos in one go or will I have to wait for the boiler to reheat to finish frothing?
Will it cope with ~20 cups a day for several years?
Finally is there an online user manual to read?
Lots of info here...
Lelit Combi (PL042EMI)
Nice link Mal.
Originally Posted by Dimal
There's more great info here:
I'm looking at the same machine mate
From what I can see, you're going to need to wait for the boiler to heat when you finish pulling shots etc because it's not a dual boiler
mate yiu getting this as a commercial machine?? 20 cups??
I watched a Jetblack video and he pulled 2 shots and steamed enough milk for an easy 3 cappuccinos so I was hoping 3 shots plus milk may scrape through, the brew to steam time looks like around 40 seconds going of other youtube clips that don't cut to steaming
Originally Posted by mathiar
Cup size is a biggy for me as we have a stack of double walled coffee glasses that I like to use, just the right size and they stay hot for ages.
No domestic only, 3 adult coffee addicts in the house plus occasional visitors, we only drink cappuccinos for hot drinks, so 16 plus most days.
You need a hx. You can do it with a single boiler but you'll hate yourself. Pull 3 doubles and then steam milk your 1st double will be devoid of crema and cold by the time the milks ready.
Pour hot milk into a shot that's been sitting on the bench for 2 minutes and you'll have a hot cappuccino. Will the coffee taste bad because the crema has dissipated in that time? If that first coffee tastes bad it won't be because it's been sitting for a couple of minutes, it will be due to something else.
Originally Posted by trentski
But for 20 coffees a day ... that sounds like HX/DB territory to me too.
So a Nuova Simonelli Oscar would be a better bet?
I like the Lelit PL60 as well, but at close to 50% more expensive than the best price I can find on the Oscar due to the new v2 coming out........
Oscar II is here now, there are only a few of the old model Oscar available.
Originally Posted by geebee666
Any idea how will parts supply will be for the Oscar 1 in say 5 years time?
Would be absolutely no issue.
Originally Posted by geebee666
The group head seal and shower screen on the Oscar is the same as the Oscar II, as well as being the same as Nuova Simonellis commercial unit the "Appia"
Presurstat the same Campini unit.
Boiler the same 2L and same element.
If you are considering the old model Oscar future parts availability should not be a worry.
We have sold the Oscar for over 8 years. IMO its still the best bang for your buck heat exchanger on the market.
Feel free to call me directly if you need any other advice
(03) 9530 8992
The new Oscar and Lelit PL60 are destined to go head to head as entry level HX vs entry level DB. I don't know which will win as they are both excellent units, but with significant differences which buyers will need to weigh up for themselves.
...this will be interesting