The Lelit PL82T Kate marries aesthetics and functionality into one machine. Its compact body combines an espresso machine of the highest level with a professional grinder. Equipped with the exclusive electronic Lelit Control Center (LCC), the PL82T Kate will astonish you with its performances and sophisticated charm. The 300 ml boiler is made brass which retains heat better than stainless steel.
We highly recommend utilizing the water softener included with the machine. From a cold start, it takes approximately 2 minutes for the machine to reach its set temperature at 200 °F (93 °C). Before this time, the machine modes will not function. It will take another 5 minutes for the rest of the machine (grouphead & portafilter) to fully heat.
LCC (Lelit Control Center) is the brain of the new Lelit espresso machines. It has an elegant, graphic LED display of the latest generation. Not only does it control all the functions of the machine and allows you to adjust the settings, but also gives valuable tips on how to achieve the best results.
Includes a portafilter – 1 dual spout portafilter with Lelit’s distinct Coffee Slide design. The handle is designed with an angle which allows it to rest on a flat surface.
Includes filter baskets – 1-cup filter basket which holds approximately 7 grams. 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. Blind filter basket which is used for backflushing. 58 mm in diameter.
Includes a tamper – A cheap plastic tamper, common for most espresso machines to keep overall selling price of machine low. We recommend upgrading to a better tamper.
Includes a scoop – Simple plastic scoop if using preground coffee.
Includes water softener – Helps reduce limescale buildup in your machine. Highly recommended to the replace the existing particle filter and install this water softener. Instructions can be found in the Support tab.
Includes an instructional manual – Written in 7 different languages (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Romanian, Russian).
Instructions also work for the Lelit PL81T Grace.
Built-in 38mm conical burr grinder.
Stepless Grind Adjustment – Micro-metrical stepless grinding settings allows the user to make finite adjustments to grind size. Providing endless possibilities to make the perfect cup of espresso!
Portafilter can attach to notch for hands-free dosing directly into the portafilter!
Programmable timed dosing for single or double on LCC.
Temperature adjustment – Ability to program desired temperature for coffee, hot water, or steam dispensed.
Shot timer – Timed based dosing of single and double shots of espresso.
Pre-infusion -Enable or disable pre-infusion of coffee grounds.
Grinding times – Time-based dosing of grinding single and double shots.
Low Water Levels – LCC alerts when water levels are low in the reservoir.
Wide passive cup warmer.
Stainless steel, push button switches with backlights when engaged.
Wide water tray in stainless steel complete with self-cleaning grate.
Brushed stainless steel body
Instantly dries the grounds into a solid puck in the portafilter after brewing–making clean up super easy!
Particle filter – Protects the machine from any unseen particles from entering the boiler. Can be removed if you are installing an inline water softener.
Auto-shut off – In order to prevents burning out the heating element, the water tank sits on a spring activated plate. Once the water is low, the plate depresses the tank microswitch which turns off the heating element.
Multi-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility. The wand is equipped with a rubber grip which helps you position the wand without burning your fingers.
1-hole steam tip – Allows for maximum steam power.
Rotational knobs – Located on the right side of the machine. Allows for easier control of the intensity.
Backlit Brew (pump) pressure gauge – Located above the LCC. Measures between 0 – 16 bar. The optimal range is between 8 – 12 bar.
Height (inches) 17, approximate
Width (inches) 11, approximate
Depth (inches) 15, approximate
Weight (pounds) 29
Wattage (watts) 1200
Voltage (volts) 110-120
Boiler capacity (liters) 0.3
Portafilter size (mm) 58
Tank capacity (liters) 2.5
Burr size (mm), Type 38, conical
Country of manufacture Italy
Espresso Machine Warning: ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurestat or the wiring inside.
WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.
Espresso Grinder Warning: CLEANING WARNING: We recommend using grinder cleaning agents. We do not recommend any removal of the burrs or burr carrier for cleaning as re-assembly can cause damage.
ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso grinder which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. The lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso grinder can be damaged at the power switch, the capacitor, the motor, or the wiring.
Heavy Metals Migration:
The upper part of the boiler is made of CW510L alloy (OT57-free-lead brass), having the 0,2% max. of lead (value within the limits approved according to the DIN 50930-6 regulations), and the lower part is made of OT58 brass but a chrome surface processing (Stecrhome type- NSF regulation conformity) is performed, to reduce lead migration.
The fittings are in brass with nickel treatment and the s. valves are made of brass OT58 – “CW617N”.
Info-Notice: Please note that Lelit tests every Kate with coffee. Although they clean the machine, they can not remove all the ground coffee in the grinder and chute. It is guaranteed that coffee grinds will exit the chute in shipping. To make matters worse, we do test every machine with water to make sure the pump does not have an air pocket. Since we can not remove all the water from the machine, we do leave the steam wand open to prevent freezing water from damaging the boiler. The end result may seem like a used machine shows up being wet and with coffee grinds. However, they are new and should not be used for a minimum of 24 hours to allow the machine to air dry.