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    Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

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    Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler

    Lelit has released a dual boiler, PID controlled espresso machine, the PL60T.


    Specifications

    • Made: Italy
    • Brand: Lelit
    • Model: PL60T]
    • Materials: Stainless steel body
    • Brew Boiler: 250ml brass
    • Steam Boiler: 400ml stainless steel
    • Steam operation: Solenoid Valve
    • Ball jointed steam wand
    • 9BAR OPV
    • Ideal tamper size: 57.5 mm
    • Tank capacity: 3.5 litres with low water alarm
    • Brew boiler element: 1000W
    • Steam boiler element: 1200W (Can be turned off)
    • Size: 30cm wide x 28cm deep x 39cm high
    • Net Weight 11 kg


    Included accessories
    • ESE filter, single filter basket, double filter basket, blind filter
    • 1 Portafilter
    • Plastic coffee scoop
    • Plastic tamper


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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    I am very much looking forward to seeing this one Charlie.

    It will be great to have some Italian build quality to shake up the entry level dual boiler market.

    Nice get! 8-)

    Chris

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    What will the rrp be? still a 57mm group head?

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Looks awesome....and will no doubt be bullet proof
    Shows as $1800 on the JetBlack website.
    A shiny alternative to the Breville with way more street cred :-*

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Hmm, yes Lelit definitely has much more street cred but at $1800 I think Breville will still lead the market saving the buyer $500. I think it would need to be around the $1500 to be a real threat.

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F3D3325395C0 link=1323333109/2#2 date=1323338589
    What will the rrp be?* still a 57mm group head?
    Yes, the dual boiler has the same sized group head as the other models.

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Hmmm, My semi-man-lust for the Breville just got a competitor, This beastie looks just as shiny as the Local Lads effort if not moreso. :-/

    Cost notwithstanding, Id be curious to see the internal setup, is it anything like Brevilles? or is it a straight two boiler setup with no HX. Im going to guess that the group head is passivly heated also? (similar to the single-boiler lelits) which takes it down a notch in technical stuffs

    Id hardly say that this new Lelit would be a threat to the Brevilles local dominance however, given that you can walk into major department stores and pick one of those up, Whereas with the Lelit, theres one outlet so far, and thats JetBlackEspresso

    Still. it IS shiny* :o

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D50445659585F56704577504554310 link=1323333109/6#6 date=1323381215
    Im going to guess that the group head is passivly heated also? (similar to the single-boiler lelits) which takes it down a notch in technical stuffs
    The lower half of the lelit boiler includes the group. As the group is integrated, active heating is not required. I am therefore going to call the Lelit group a saturated group and claim that is a GS/3 killer.* ;D

    Seriously though, the PID controlled Lelits are a serious bit o kit and to have steam on demand will make this a killer little machine. Lelit build quality is very good with lots of stainless and brass and minimal use of silicon and teflon tubing.

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Congratulations on importing these Charlie.

    If this model is anything like the build of other Lelits, and I have no reason to believe its not, then Im confident it will not only perform well, but also address a gap in the market for discerning customers.

    Cheers
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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    I constantly get good tasting espresso out of my Lelit without really trying. If its going to give me the same service and give me steam on demand and no more boiler priming, then wow.

    But I got to say this about Lelit aesthetics though, they really look more like they belong stuck to a factory machinery than on the kitchen bench and Im not sure if that is a pro or a con

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 5065686F5B476B62626161040 link=1323333109/7#7 date=1323381952
    Quote Originally Posted by 7D50445659585F56704577504554310 link=1323333109/6#6 date=1323381215
    Im going to guess that the group head is passivly heated also? (similar to the single-boiler lelits) which takes it down a notch in technical stuffs
    The lower half of the lelit boiler includes the group. As the group is integrated, active heating is not required. I am therefore going to call the Lelit group a saturated group and claim that is a GS/3 killer.* ;D
    The dual boiler has gone one step further too. The group collar is now an integral part of the boiler rather than a bolt on piece.

    charlie

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 113C283A3534333A1C291B3C29385D0 link=1323333109/6#6 date=1323381215
    Id hardly say that this new Lelit would be a threat to the Brevilles local dominance however, given that you can walk into major department stores and pick one of those up, Whereas with the Lelit, theres one outlet so far, and thats JetBlackEspresso

    Still. it IS shiny*
    The Lelit Dual Boiler network has already started to expand. It will be available in SE QLD through Neli Coffee and VIC wont be too far behind ... ;)

    charlie

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Bought one today, looking forward to great coffee!! :D

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 684F5E574255553B0 link=1323333109/12#12 date=1325763311
    Bought one today, looking forward to great coffee!! :D
    Congratulations. We all look forward to your thoughts and lots of photos of it on your bench.

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Very much looking forward to seeing one of these things up close, in my experience Lelit machines just work damn well and its great to have another small footprint dual boiler in the mix.

    Pity they could not shoehorn a little more volume in the brew boiler to aid thermostability even further, but this of course remains to be seen :)

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Decided on Grinder today and have spent a while dialing in my K3T. Thanks to the Jetblack team!! I have real coffee in my house, probably the best Ive ever brewed! 8-)

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    I bought this machine December 2011 I think I was one of the first from jetblackexpress. The machine is like a Ferrari it does not matter how hard I push it it keeps going even harder. The steam wand pressure is great for on demand coffees I usually make about 10 at a time for my clients it does not let me down. Charlie and the team have just installed a steam gauge so I can monitor the pressure which is great I would of like a brew pressure gauge next to it but the guys had no possible room to install it. As word gets out this machine can only get better with top quality parts inside very reasonable for the price. Thanks again jetblackexpress for your continued support with this machine.

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    Re: Lelit PL60T Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

    Hi Spartan300 and welcome to coffeesnobs.

    For those wondering, the new version of the PL60T now has a steam pressure gauge rather than brew pressure gauge as standard.

    charlie



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