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Thread: Lelit Kate PL82T

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    Lelit Kate PL82T

    So I've been looking into my first machine and have seen the Lelit Kate PL82T.

    I'm loving the look and the features/benifits over the Lelit PL042TEMD but would like to know what everyone else thinks of it?

    Also is the price difference between the two worth spending the extra for the Kate?

    Lelit Kate - https://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/...lit-kate-pl82t

    Lelit PL042TEMD - https://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/...mbi-PL042TEMD/

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    So I stopped into coffee machine specialist in woolloongabba yesterday and wow the Kate is a stunner!

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    Yes the Lelit Kate ticks some boxes alright. If you're comparing it to the Lelit 42TEMD and wondering whether the price difference is worth it, these would be the key points to consider that the Kate has over the 42TEMD:
    * digital timed grinder versus push to grind (so you have to judge the coffee dose manually on the 42TEMD versus setting it up once on the Kate and then letting it auto grind enough coffee for you every time)
    * 58mm group versus 57mm and bigger boiler. Not a massive advantage either way but there are more options for different sized filter baskets with 58mm.
    * shot timer on the Kate
    * the latest "VIP" bits and pieces for the Kate such as the new portafilter design - sits flat on a bench, tamp without the spouts touching the bench, see the coffee coming down the "slides" as Lelit calls them (spouts)

    The biggest difference though is that the Kate has no limitation on steaming like other single boiler machines. So if you think you'll be making several milk coffees in one go on a routine basis, this advantage might be worth the price of admission.

    I think the Kate will fit the bill for those looking for a compact solution, with minimum fuss, mostly making a couple of milk coffees in a session but sometimes make more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBlack_Espresso View Post
    Yes the Lelit Kate ticks some boxes alright. If you're comparing it to the Lelit 42TEMD and wondering whether the price difference is worth it, these would be the key points to consider that the Kate has over the 42TEMD:
    * digital timed grinder versus push to grind (so you have to judge the coffee dose manually on the 42TEMD versus setting it up once on the Kate and then letting it auto grind enough coffee for you every time)
    * 58mm group versus 57mm and bigger boiler. Not a massive advantage either way but there are more options for different sized filter baskets with 58mm.
    * shot timer on the Kate
    * the latest "VIP" bits and pieces for the Kate such as the new portafilter design - sits flat on a bench, tamp without the spouts touching the bench, see the coffee coming down the "slides" as Lelit calls them (spouts)

    The biggest difference though is that the Kate has no limitation on steaming like other single boiler machines. So if you think you'll be making several milk coffees in one go on a routine basis, this advantage might be worth the price of admission.

    I think the Kate will fit the bill for those looking for a compact solution, with minimum fuss, mostly making a couple of milk coffees in a session but sometimes make more.

    charlie
    Thank you very much for the information Charlie! Muchly appreciated. Very interested in the Kate and just need to find the the right table to buy to set up a 'coffee bar' now

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    So I went into Coffee Machine Specialist in Brisbane today and picked up a Lelit Kate

    Now I need to buy a kitchen island or nice table to make a nice stable place for her to brew
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    JetBlack_Espresso I noticed the grinder dial spins all the way around continuously. A few things I need to know.

    Having spun it all the way around effected the grinder in any way?

    If I spin it all the way around, will it just make the grind fine then course then fine then course then fine etc etc etc...

    Do I go by the Single white line or the double white line on the dial?

    This sounds so silly. Hahaha.

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    Wouldn't it be better to discuss this with Charlie over the phone, given you've only just received it...

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Wouldn't it be better to discuss this with Charlie over the phone, given you've only just received it...

    Mal.
    I'm in no rush, forums are made for discussions. Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPA50 View Post
    JetBlack_Espresso I noticed the grinder dial spins all the way around continuously. A few things I need to know.

    Having spun it all the way around effected the grinder in any way?

    If I spin it all the way around, will it just make the grind fine then course then fine then course then fine etc etc etc...

    Do I go by the Single white line or the double white line on the dial?

    This sounds so silly. Hahaha.
    Surely the machine came with an instruction book

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPA50 View Post
    forums are made for discussions.
    Very true! and the brain is made for thinking, if you cant figure it out, as Mal suggested, give Charlie a call.


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    What a welcoming forum to be a part of

    Instead of wasting your time with these replies you could allow them to be answered so others would also not need to call up with annoying little questions.

    Was my thread the troll target this time around?

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    Your question was answered sensibly and logically by Mal, give Charlie a call.

    No one is trolling, you asked a question re a new machine, the best answer was provided.
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    The best answer has yet to be said. Still unsure why either of you bothered to waste my time? I didn't specifically ask either of you. Neither of you have any idea on the answer. Please find another post you deem stupid.

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    given that these have only landed in australia in the last three months, it's possible that only the people who sell these machines know the answer to your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPA50 View Post
    JetBlack_Espresso I noticed the grinder dial spins all the way around continuously. A few things I need to know.

    Having spun it all the way around effected the grinder in any way?
    yes, think of it as a continual adjustment dial.

    Quote Originally Posted by SPA50 View Post
    If I spin it all the way around, will it just make the grind fine then course then fine then course then fine etc etc etc...

    Do I go by the Single white line or the double white line on the dial?
    It doesn't matter as it's a relative thing. Turning the dial anti clockwise will make the grind finer.

    Quote Originally Posted by SPA50 View Post
    This sounds so silly. Hahaha.
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    Thanks Charlie

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