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    Lelit Pl0543 or Pl053

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    Hi all, this is my first post so be kind,

    I was lucky enough to pick up a used La Pavoni Euro Pro Millenium model over the weekend for a song.

    Now my purchasitis dictates I want a grinder and the Lelit models *sit in that sweet spot of right price vs qualitly for me personally.

    However I understand that the PL053 is the better of the two grinders, as it is stepless, is that correct?

    The reason I ask this is the only place I can find the PL053 is at a non-sponsor for $275 whereas the model below the PL043 I can only find on jetblackespresso for $325.

    Have I got it right, *is the PL53 the better grinder for less money, and would people on this forum recommend coffeeco as a place to purchase an item as I am leaning towards them.

    Thanks in advance for any advice,

    J.

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    Re: Lelit Pl0543 or Pl053

    Welcome TSR.

    I believe your deducations may be correct regarding the stepped PL053 & micrometri PL043, based on google & some reading. Note that some of the information I read was for overseas models which may have different specifications. Best to call the people you mentioned to ask and see if they have them in stock.

    From my experience the non-sponsor you mentioned has extremely slow response times if contacting by email, up to a week or more on average. Compare that to Chris from Talk Coffee who, in my experience, has a response time of under 5 minutes! Guess who I bought from when the time came!

    These grinders use the Lux-type burr set which is used on number of other grinders including the Ibertal Challenge which is available from several sponsors and also has micrometric adjustment.

    A new player on the scence which has been described as a category killer by at least one sponsor is the Breville BCG800 whic is in the same price category. I guess the only downside is that it may look a little too modern sitting next to a La Pavoni lever.

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    Re: Lelit Pl0543 or Pl053

    Great, thanks for such a quick response, you have definitely given me some food for thought.

    Guess I need to do a bit more research anyway, my GF will probally kill me if I buy a grinder as well this week.... :)

    Open to any other suggestions out there too.

    Cheers,

    j.

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    Re: Lelit Pl0543 or Pl053

    No problem.

    You could also consider buying second hand. Good quality grinders are built very solidly and not a lot goes wrong with them generally if used domestically.

    Try reading the following sticky which reviews most grinders available:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1163235531



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