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Thread: Lelit PL44MMT Coffee Grinder reviews?

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    Lelit PL44MMT Coffee Grinder reviews?

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    Has anyone tried one, or planning to get one that might be able to share a review on it? I'm not sure if it's a new model or just newly imported, I noticed it in a jetblack promo email recently.

    Lelit PL44MMT Coffee Grinder

    Seems maybe worth comparing against some of the mid range Compak doserless options

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    Interesting.
    As you say, in that price range its going head to head with some established competition , K3T, Lux , Eureka, Rocky, Macap, etc
    ...and it will have to be good to convince domestic users that its worth 2 Smart Grinders !

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    Bump. Any feedback on how this performs say against a mini mazzer

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    These are the standard grinders on Lelit Combi type models. They work well. They are pretty quick grinders, but are a bit noisy. The Lelit uses a conical burr which is more typical on hand grinders. I haven't bothered looking, but I assume that the mini mazzer is a flat burr grinder (like on a Rancilio Rocky).

    I have a number of Lelit type machines (Mokita, Quaha, Imat and Nemox) with the conical burr grinder. I use the Lelit type grinder it every weekday at work. I have not complains and in a doserless format appreciate the quick grind. At home I have an old metal Gaggia (Macinacaffe Gaggia Grinder) MDF type flat burr grinder, like the Rancilio Rocky. It is relatively quite compared to Lelit, but is much slower. Speed is not so much of an issue as it has a doser. To me there is no huge performance difference in taste, but i appreciate the quiteness of the Gaggia MDF at home. The doser is also good for making multiple shots, one after the other.

    In terms of price I don't know if it is the best value for money. Resale? Not sure. A Rancilio Rocky costs less. Burrs last a long long time, but are cheaper with the Rocky. The advantage I assume with the Lelit is speed.

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    The 44MMT is the timed version of the 43MMI. The 43MMI is the grinder found in Lelit combis (42EMI, 42TEMD). The 44MMT is based on the 43MMI but has a digital timer,

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    Thanks guys for the info. Will let everyone know how I find the grinder as opposed to what I currently have (Iberital Challenge)

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    I had one (not the timed version). It's a good grinder for the money IMHO. It is a bit noisy, and a little messy perhaps too, although what grinder isn't? I can't do a comparison against the Compak or the Mazzer, other than it's a lot smaller than the Compak.
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    Hi I have a Lelit PL43MMI, much better than the sunbeam I had not sure on how it would compare to others.
    Is a little messy and on maybe a tad quieter than the sunbeam, wish I still had access to my dB meter and i could do a real comparison.
    Anyway quite happy with this grinder for now..

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    Just stretch to the Macap m2m. It's in a different class for a few $ more

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    What Pauly said. Just got one, a great little grinder. Not all that far behind the M4D for domestic use. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly404 View Post
    Just stretch to the Macap m2m. It's in a different class for a few $ more
    Also looking to upgrade from an Iberital MC2 (UK Version of Challenge) How much difference would I notice? For use with a Minore IV.

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    I haven't tried it before, but it looks all right. It's pretty expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for! I'd probably purchase warranty as well.

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    As an ex-user of the Lelit Fred I'd say that it was about equivalent to the Iberital Challenge. I'd recommend spending a bit of extra cash and getting a Macap M2M
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickm View Post
    As an ex-user of the Lelit Fred I'd say that it was about equivalent to the Iberital Challenge. I'd recommend spending a bit of extra cash and getting a Macap M2M
    M2M is actually cheaper, I got mine for slightly more than $400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickm View Post
    As an ex-user of the Lelit Fred I'd say that it was about equivalent to the Iberital Challenge. I'd recommend spending a bit of extra cash and getting a Macap M2M
    The Lelit PL44MMT has auto dosing with digital timing so the obvious comparison grinder in the Macap range would be the M2D with analog timing. The Macap M2M is manual like the Lelit PL43MMI.

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