Introducing the PL162T Bianca PID V2 from Lelit, their newest, dual boiler machine. With the Bianca, Lelit continues to outdo themselves and lead the industry with the widest range of prosumer models. It boasts cutting edge technology, sure to beat any other machine in this price range.
Not only does the machine include a dual PID controlled boilers, for those who are looking to experiment with pressure profiling it is the Holy Grail. Sitting on top of the legendary E61 grouphead is a wooden paddle that allows the user to manually adjust the brew pressure as the espresso shot is extracting!
No need to pre-program it with fingers-crossed that your flavour profile will be to your liking. You have the control, right at your fingertips with a brew pressure readout at the group!
The Bianca has a water reservoir that can be re-positioned on either side of the machine to suit your needs and your counter-top. Don’t want a tank? No worries! The Bianca can be directly plumbed in too. All of these features are encased in a stainless steel body, accented by wooden handles, feet, and lever.
Whirlwind of Accessories! It’s AMAZING how much Lelit packed into their accessory box!
Stainless steel inlet water hose – ~4’10” L. Also comes with adapter fitting and gasket. If you are plumbing, please use only cold water with a backflow preventer and pressure regulator set to 35 psi.
Vinyl waste drain hose – ~4’8″ L x 3/4″ OD x 1/2″ ID.
Heavy stainless steel cup warmer grate – Sits above the top panel to prevent cup marks.
Rechargeable water softener filter – Good for up to 70 liters of water before recharge. Replace once a year.
Cleaning cloth – Nonabrasive antibacterial microfiber. Helps to remove smudges and stains on the body panel.
Stainless steel cover – For the water tank.
58mm stainless steel tamper – No need to purchase a new one.
Extra steam tip – With 2 holes. Each hole measures ~1.0 mm.
Dual spout portafilter – Wood handle and stainless steel 1-cup filter basket and 2-cup filter basket.
Stainless steel blind filter basket – For back flushing. Effective March 30, 2020, a blind filter holder slot is built into the frame below the drip tray.
Plastic grouphead cleaning brush – With nylon bristles to clean grouphead gasket.
Plastic scoop – If you are using ground coffee.
Stainless grate platform – Place over drip tray grate if you are using espresso cups or shot glass.
Accessories on the machine – 2.5-liter removable water reservoir, stainless steel drip tray & grate, and effective March 30, 2020, the four-hole steam tip replaces the two 1mm holes steam tip. You will find the nozzle with two holes at 30° and 1mm of diameter (22/100) directly assembled on the machine. The nozzle with four holes at 60° and 1mm of diameter (22/108) will be positioned in the supply box.
The maximum steam boiler temperature increased from 125 degrees C to 135 degrees C (266 degrees F to 275 degrees F).
The minimum steam boiler temperature on both V1 and V2 are consistently 115 degrees C (239 degrees F).
No change is necessary for the safety valve on the steam boiler!
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 pressure-stat 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.
Height (inches) 16.5, approximate
Width (inches) +3.5 For Movable Tank, 11.5, approximate
Depth (inches) +3.5 For Movable Tank, 17, approximate
Love it! Went to meet Ben from Baristafy in their showrooms in Cork he gave me plenty of advice and the Bianca is fantastic. The dual boiler creates lovely silky milk and the pressure profiling is perfect to add that extra dimension to your brew. 10/10