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  • Brand: Lelit
  • Product: Coffee maker
  • Model/name: Kate PL82T
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Romanian

Table of Contents

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33.5x27.5x44 cm
Net weight:
12 kg
Power supply:
230V 50Hz/ 120V 60Hz
Power output:
1200 W
Pump pressure:
15 bar
Water Tank Capacity:
2,5 lt
Brass boiler capacity:
300 ml
Vip Line
Kate - PL82T
User Manual
for the following models:
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Write down the serial number of your product
Serial number
Purchased from Date of purchase
Careful design and choice of components are the
secret of the excellent performance
of all of our models.
We develop our products with technology applied
only to the best professional machines.
The materials used meet very high standards of quality
and reliability to provide you with durable, and long-
lasting products.
For more information,
please register your product on care.lelit.com
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Safety notes 4
Main specifications 9
LCC - Lelit Control Center 10
Product overview 11
Instructions for use 12
The art of Espresso coffee 19
Cleaning and maintenance 23
Solving the most common problems 26
Warranty terms 28
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Thisespressomachineissuitableforthepreparationof 1or2cupsof coffee;itis
controls on the front panel have easy understandable symbols. The machine is
designed for domestic use and is not suitable for continuous professional use.
Thenoiseratingof theunitdoesnotexceed70dB(A).
The data and images shown are subject to change without notice in order to im-
provetheperformanceof themachine.
Safety notes
Symbols used
Shock hazard. Failure to comply may cause electric
shock with danger to life.
Burn hazard. Failure to comply may cause severe
Caution. Failure to comply may cause damage to the
Please Note. This symbol indicates important advice
and infor-mation for the user.
Numbers in brackets
The numbers in brackets refer to the key provided in the description of
the appliance in Chapter 04 “Product overview“ and to the pictures in
the Quick start guide attached.
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General warnings
This manual is an integral and essen-
tialpartof theproduct.Pleasereadall
these warnings carefully as they pro-
vide important information on safe
installation, use and maintenance.
These instructions should be careful-
ly retained for future reference.
- This appliance can be used by chil-
dren aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the ap-
pliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved. Children shall
not play with the appliance. Clean-
ing and user maintenance shall not
be made by children without super-
- This appliance can be used by chil-
dren aged from 8 years and above
if they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and if they
understand the hazards involved.
Cleaning and user maintenance
shall not be made by children unless
Keep the appliance and its cord out
of reach of children aged less than 8
- Appliances can be used by persons
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities or lack of expe-
rience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruc-
tion concerning use of the appliance
in a safe way and understand the
hazards involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance.
- This appliance is intended to be
used in household and similar ap-
plications such as: staff kitchen areas
in shops, offices and other working
environments; farm houses; by cli-
ents in hotels, motels and other resi-
dential type environments; bed and
breakfast type environments.
- The appliance is only designed for
making espresso coffee or hot drinks
using the hot water or steam tubes
and for pre-heating cups.
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- Any use other than that described
above is improper and could be ha-
zardous; the manufacturer accepts no
liability whatsoever for any damage
arising from improper use of the ap-
- This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of expe-
rience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or in-
struction concerning use of the ap-
pliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
- Children must not be allowed to
play with the appliance.
-The appliance must not be left unat-
tended or used outdoors.
- The appliance should not be im-
mersed in water or cleaned by spray-
- The appliance must not be exposed
to atmospheric agents (rain, sun,
- If the appliance is stored in rooms
where the temperature can go be-
low freezing, the tank and the water
pipes must be emptied.
- All the packing material (plastic
bags, polystyrene, etc.) should be
kept out of the reach of children.
- No liability is accepted for the use
of unauthorized spares and/or acces-
- No liability is accepted for repairs
not carried out by authorized service
- The manufacturer accepts no lia-
bility for tampering with any of the
appliance components.
In all the above cases the warranty
will be void.
safety warnings
As with all electrical appliances,
the risk of electric shock cannot be
excluded, therefore, the following
safety warnings should be carefully
- To avoid spilling the connector,
never pull the power cord.
- Always attach plug to appliance
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first, then plug cord into the wall
- To disconnect the appliance, turn
any control to “off”, then remove
plug from wall outlet.
- In the event of any fault or mal-
function, do not attempt to carry out
repairs. Switch the appliance off, re-
move the plug and contact the Ser-
vice Centre.
- In the event of damage to the plug
or the power cord,do not operate the
appliance, these should be replaced
only and exclusively by the Service
- Unplug from outlet when not in use.
- Before cleaning the exterior sur-
faces of the appliance, putting on or
taking off parts, switch it off, remove
the plug from the outlet and allow to
- To reduce the risk of injury do not
drape cord over the counter top or
table top where it can be pulled on
by children or tripped over uninten-
- Do not let cord touch hot surfaces.
- Do not let cord hang over edge of
table or counter.
- The use of accessory attachments
not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may result in fire,elec-
tric shock or injury to persons.
- Do not place on or near a hot gas or
electric burner, or in a heated oven.
power supply voltage corresponds to
that indicated on the plate on the
base of the appliance and that the
power supply is properly earthed.
- Do not tamper with the appliance.
Contact an authorized technician or
the nearest service centre for any
- Do not touch the appliance if your
hands or feet are wet.
- Do not touch the plug with wet
- Ensure that the electrical outlet is
always freely accessible so that the
plug can be easily removed when
- When removing the plug, always
hold it directly. It should never be re-
moved by pulling on the power cord,
as this can cause damage.
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-To protect against fire,electric shock
and injury to persons do not im-
merse cord, plugs in water or other
- Do not use adapters, multiple so-
ckets or extension cords. If their use
is unavoidable, use simple adapters
or multiple sockets and extension
cords that conform to current safety
standards, taking care not to exceed
adapter or extension cord, or the ma-
ximumcapacityof themultiplesocket.
Warning about
burn/scald risks
This appliance produces hot water
and steam; therefore the following
safety warnings should be strictly ob-
- Warning: hot surfaces remain hot
for a certain time also after use.
spray or jets of steam.
- When the appliance is switched on,
do not touch the cup warming plate
as it is hot.
- Never direct the steam or water
spray towards your body.
hot water dispensing wand (17).
- Never remove the filter holder (e)
during operation.
- The parts labelled “CAUTION HOT”
are very hot, so approach and ope-
rate them with maximum caution.
- Only place cups and glasses for use
with the coffee machine on the cup
warmer (12). Other objects should
not be placed there.
- Dry the cups thoroughly before pla-
cing them on the cup warmer (12).
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(Lelit Control Center)
To adjust the boiler
temperature and to control
constantly the perfect
settings for making coffee,
and to program the grinding
To moisten the coffee for a
few seconds before the start
of the actual brewing stage.
This com-pacts the coffee
powder and improves the
flow of the espresso.
Coffee Slider
An innovative dispensing
spout that can be used for
both one or two cups and
that allows the user to see
the coffee cream on its way
towards the cup.
Stainless steel
For maximum hygiene in the
kitchen and easy cleaning
of the appliance. A simple
wipe with a sponge and your
machine will shine again.
Built-in grinder
to prepare an espresso coffee
with an intense taste.
Energy saving
When the machine is not
used for a long time, it
automatically enters the
power-saving mode. This
saves money for you and
valuable resources for the
We design our machines based on our customers’ needs.
We are sure that the features selected for this model will meet all your wishes, so
you can make perfect tasting espresso for yourself and your guests.
Main specifications
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LCC - Lelit Control Center
under control
The user interface, that
operates the display,
constantly communicates
the machine status and
suggestions to get the best
LCC (Lelit Control Center) is the brain of the new Lelit espresso machines. It has an
elegant, graphic LED display of the latest generation. It controls all the functions
of the machine and allows you to adjust the settings, as well as giving valuable
tips on how to achieve the best results.
LCC lets you manage a number of settings in your machine:
- The temperature of the coffee and hot water dispensed
- The temperature of the steam dispensed
- The ideal time taken to dispense the coffee
- Enabling/disabling of pre-brewing function
- Grinding times
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1. Beans hopper cover.
2. Beans hopper.
3. On/off switch
4. Micrometric regulation grinding
5. Coffee switch.
6. Steam switch.
7. Hot water switch.
8. Adjustable filterholder pin.
9. Grinding switch (PUSH).
10. Filterholder fork.
11. Water tank cover
12. Wide cup warmer.
13. Steam/hot water dispensing
14. Backlight brew pressure gauge
15. LCC (Lelit Control Center).
16. Coffee distribution group.
17. Multi-directional steam/hot water
18. Self-cleaning cup-holding grate.
19. Removable water drainage tray.
What’s in the box
a. Plastic tamper
b. Coffee measuring spoon
c. Power cord
d. Blind filter
e. Filter holder with filter for 1 and 2 cups
f. Raises cup
g. LELIT Resin filter, cod. MC747
Take your new espresso coffee machine out of the box and have a look at the
various components and accessories designed for you.
Product overview
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Instructions for use
Lelit coffee machines are not automatic. To make a good cup of coffee, you
must know how to use them properly and will need a bit of practice. Follow the
instructions carefully. You can also refer to the Quick start guide where you will
find illustrated instructions. You’ll soon be making coffee just like in the cafes,
with the ideal smooth, creamy texture you prefer.
to start
Starting the machine
It is important to carefully follow these instructions the first time the machine is
started, to ensure that it works properly. These instructions are only for the first
time the machine is used. The in-structions given in the subsequent chapters are
for all further use. For subsequent uses do not consider this chapter and follow
the chapter Making an Espresso.
A Open the packaging
A.1 Open the packaging and place the machine on a flat surface.
Be careful. The unit weighs 12 kg.
B Water filling
B.1 Remove the tank from its seating (11).
B.2 Fill the tank with water at room temperature.
B.3 Replace the tank in its seating.
Caution. The tank is fitted with a device that automatically detects the presence
of water. When repositioning the tank, check that the tubes are not bent and that the filter
is fully inserted into the end of one of them. In case of lack of water, the LCC will shows a
warning signal. Follow the in-structions in section B to refill the tank.
C Filling the hopper with coffee beans
C.1 Remove the cover (1).
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C.2 Fill the hopper (2) with the chosen coffee beans.
C.3 Place the cover back in its seat.
Caution. Never use the grinder without the cover on the hopper.
D Switch on the coffee machine
Caution. Ensure the power supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the infor-
mation plate and that the supply system has an adequate circuit breaker.
D.1 Connect one end of the power cord (c) to the socket in the machine and the
other (plug) into the wall socket.
D.2 Turn on the espresso machine by pressing the main on/off switch (3). The
display (15) will show the Lelit logo, the three switches and the gauge will go
on for a short time.
Note. Only for the first time that the machine is switched on, the machine will start
to fill the boiler automatically. During this operation, water will flow from the coffee distri-
bution group and the Lelit logo will flash on the LCC display.
D.3 .On the LCC display (15) you’ll see the water boiler temperature flashing.
This will grow until the set temperature will be reached.
D.4 Wait until the bar is fully loaded and “Ok” appears on the display. This way
the machine will reach the set temperature.
D.5 After reaching the pre-set temperature, the bar will disappear the machine
will be ready for use.
E Checking that the machine is working properly
E.1 Insert the filter holder (e) without coffee firmly onto the coffee distribution
group (16), so as to align the handle with the padlock symbol on it.
Note. With a new machine, in order to reach this position, it is advisable to moisten
the edge of the filter with water. After a short period of use, this position will be reached
regularly without excessive effort.
E.2 Press the coffee switch (5) to dispense about half a litre of water. The display
(15) will show the coffee icon and a countdown from the pre-set time for the
coffee dispensing.
E.3 When you’ve taken about half a litre of water, press the switch (5) to stop
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Note. This procedure helps filling the hydraulic circuit completely and rinsing the
circuit itself.
Hot water
E.4 Place a jug under the steam/hot water wand (17).
E.5 Press the hot water switch (7). The pump starts and the water icon appears
on the display (15), accompanied by the indication to rotate the steam/hot wa-
ter knob (13).
E.6 Turn the steam/hot water knob (13) counter clockwise.
E.7 As soon as water comes out of the wand (17), rotate the knob (13) clockwise
to close it and press the switch (7) again to stop the function.
E.8 Point the steam/hot water wand (17) onto the cup-holding grate (18)
E.9 Press the steam switch (6). The LCC display (15) will flash, showing the water
temperature in the boiler. Wait until the bar is complete, so that the machine
reaches the operating temperature for steam dispensing.
E.10 When the desired temperature has been reached, the bar will disappear
and the steam icon will appear, accompanied by an indication to turn the ste-
am/hot water knob (13). The machine is now ready for use.
E.11 Turn the steam/hot water knob (13) counter clockwise.
E.12 When steam comes out from the nozzle, turn the knob (13) clockwise to
close it and press the steam (6) again to return the machine to its function of
dispensing coffee and hot water.
Note. If the machine hasn’t been used for 30 minutes or more, the machine will go
in stand-by (energy saving status). The display and the heating element will be switched
off, and the coffee switch (5) will flash every 3 seconds to indicate the stand-by status. To
restart the machine, you have to press the coffee switch (5).
to start
Making an Espresso
Thanks to the pre-set function settings, the machine is immediately ready to
dispense espresso coffee. To change the settings, please refer to “Changing the
LCC settings” section.
Note. The machine comes with a cup warmer (12). Using warm cups enhances the
organoleptic qualities, the flavour and aroma of an Espresso.
F Preparing the machine for making coffee
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F.1 Turn on the espresso machine by pressing the main on/off switch (3). The
display (15) will show the Lelit logo, the three switches and the gauge will go
on for a short time.
F.2 Insert the filter holder (e) without coffee firmly onto the coffee distribution
group (16), so as to align the handle with the padlock symbol on it.
F.3 On the LCC display (15) you’ll see the water boiler temperature flashing.
This will grow until the set temperature will be reached.
F.4 Wait until the bar is fully loaded and “Ok” appears on the display. This way
the machine will reach the set temperature.
F 5. After reaching the desired temperature, the bar will disappear and the
machine will be ready for use.
G Regulate the grinding
Note. The grinder has been set in the factory for a medium size grinding, ideal for
the grinding of most types of coffee blends, available in the market.
Caution. Regulate the grinding always and only while the grinder is grinding.
G.1 Rotate the grinding wheel (4) to change the coffee granulometry. Rotate
the wheel anti-clock-wise (towards the small points) to obtain a finer grinding,
clock-wise for a coarser grinding.
Note. Micrometric regulation does not require any blockage.
Note. If the coffee flow in your espresso machine is very slow, the coffee grinding is
too fine, if it’s quick, the coffee grinding is too coarse. Many factors influence the coffee flow
such as: the amount of coffee, its pressing, the espresso machine adjustments, how clean the
filters are and also the climatic conditions.
H Adjust the doses
Note. By using the LCC you can program the grinding time for both doses.
Note. The factory pre-set parameters are 6,0 seconds for 1 dose and 12 seconds for 2
doses. The grinding time can vary from 2 seconds to 20 seconds.
H.1 To enter in the programming mode and change the grinding times, press
the “-” button repeatedly until the display shows the icon and the time (6,0”)
for 1 dose and (12”) for 2 doses.
H.2 Press the “+” button to access, and then press the “-” or “+” button to
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decrease or increase the grinding time.
H.3 Three seconds after the last press of a button, LCC stores the data and exits
from settings mode.
I Grind and distributing the coffee
I.1 Insert the selected filter into the hot filter holder (e).
I.2 Check that the hopper is filled with beans and that it has the cover (1).
I.3 Position the filter holder, with the correct filter inserted, on the fork (10) to
“hook” it with the pin (8).
I.4 To grind 1 dose, press once the grinding switch (9) (PUSH). The grinder
grinds the dose ac-cording to the set time. Wait until the grinding is over. Re-
move the filter holder from the fork (10).
I.5 To grind 2 doses, press twice the grinding switch (9) (PUSH). The 2 presses
have to be within 2 seconds. The grinder grinds the dose according to the set
time. Wait until the grinding is over. Remove the filterholder from the fork (10).
I.6 Check the grinding and the quantity per dose.
I.7 To grind any quantity of coffee continuously, press the switch (9) (PUSH) and
keep it pressed. Remove the filterholder from the fork (10) once the desired
quantity has been ground.
I.8 Press the coffee with the tamper (a) and remove any coffee residues from the
edge of the filter holder.
Note. We suggest 7 g for one cup and 14 g for two cups.
I.9 Snap the filter holder(e) firmly onto the coffee distribution group (16), so as
to align the handle with the padlock symbol on it.
I.10 Place one or two cups on the cup-holding grate (18), under the filter hol-
I.11 Press the coffee switch (5) to start dispensing. The display (15) shows a
countdown in sec-onds.
Note. The countdown display is only to indicate the ideal extraction time and can
be modified as explained in the “Edit LCC settings” section.
I.12 When the countdown is over, the display will show “OK” but not stop the
machine. Once the required amount has been dispensed, press the switch (5)
to stop dispensing coffee.
I.13 Remove the filter holder(e), empty out the coffee grounds and clean tho-
roughly with a damp cloth.
Caution. The filter holder must not be removed before coffee brewing is completed.
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Note. To prepare a good espresso, the coffee pump pressure gauge (14) must be in the
green zone, while dispensing is in progress.
for experts
Steam and hot water
The device is equipped with a steam/hot water wand that can foam the milk to
perfection, produc-ing the creamy and compact foam that is the mark of the real
J Preparing the coffee machine
J.1 Press the steam (6). The LCC display (15) will flash, showing the water tem-
perature in the boiler. Wait until the bar is complete, so that the machine reaches
the operating temperature for steam dispensing.
J.2 When the desired temperature is reached, the bar will disappear and the
steam icon will ap-pear, accompanied by an indication to turn the steam/hot
water knob (13). The machine is now ready for use.
Caution. Never place your hands or other body parts under the steam/hot water
wand. Risk of scalding
K Steam distribution
K.1 Open the knob (13) counter clockwise with the steam / hot water wand (13)
pointed at the cup-holding grate (18) and release the initial amount of water.
K.2 When steam comes out, close the knob (13), place a jug with the beverage
to be foamed un-der the steam wand and re-open the steam/hot water knob
K.3 When the desired result has been achieved, close the steam/hot water knob
(13) turning it clockwise and press the steam switch (6) to turn off the steam
Note. The machine, thanks to its electronic controls, returns to the coffee/water
function if the steam function has not been used for a certain period.
Note. See chapter 06 “The art of Espresso coffee” for the best way to froth milk.
Caution. Clean the steam/hot water wand (17) after every use by pointing the ste-
am wand to the cup-holding grate and dispensing some steam. Thoroughly clean the wand
(17) with a sponge or clean cloth. In the chapter “Cleaning and maintenance”, you will find
all the necessary advice.
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L Hot water distribution
L.1 Press the hot water (7). The pump starts and the water icon appears on the
display (15), ac-companied by the indication to rotate the steam/hot water knob
L.2 Place a jug under the steam / hot water wand (17) and open the knob (13)
counter-clockwise until you reach the desired amount.
L.3 When the desired amount has been reached, close the knob (13) clockwise
and press the hot water (7) to stop the function.
Note. The machine is equipped with an electronic control that stops the water
function after a pre-determined time. To withdraw more water, repeat the “Dispense hot
water” operation.
for experts
Adjusting the LCC settings
The LCC - Lelit Control Center (15) has pre-set default settings. Here you can
discover how to ad-just them.
M Changing the factory settings
M.1 Press the “-” button to enter settings mode, and scroll through the menu.
M.2 Press “+” to change the setting. The setting flashes.
M.3 Change its value and/or state by using the “-” and “+” buttons.
M.4 3 seconds after the last press of a button, LCC stores the data and exits
from settings mode.
Note. Converting the temperature: press “+” and “-” buttons at the same time for
about 3 seconds. When the display shows “C-F”, release both buttons and afterwards press
the button “+” to convert the temperature from Celsius degrees to Fahrenheit degrees.
About 3 sec­
onds after the last button has been pressed, the setting will be saved.
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The “5 M’s”
If you want to make perfect Espressos,
you should start by ensuring the five es-
sential factors which turn a simple cup of
coffee into an Espresso for connoisseurs!
These are the “5 M’s”; in Italian: miscela
(blend), macinatura (grinding), macchina
(machine), manualità (skill) and manutenzi-
one (maintenance).
1- Miscela (Blend)
Good Espressos are always made with
a good blend of coffee. An Espresso
with the right taste requires a blend of
two types of coffee, Arabica and Robus-
ta. The first gives the coffee its delicate
aroma and the right amount of acidity,
while the second type gives it its full
taste, body and cream. The quantities
depend on your own taste. Try out dif-
ferent combinations until you find the
blend you like best!
2- Macinatura (Grinding)
The grinder is a must for making good
Espresso. Coffee should always be
ground just before it is used so that it
preserves its taste and aroma. The Lelit
grinders let you adjust the grinding level
to suit the coffee blend in order to es-
tablish the correct extraction time and
amount of cream.
3- Macchina espresso
(Espresso machine)
Lelit machines are designed and built
so that the water temperature can be
adjusted to suit your needs. In addition,
setting this variable correctly will allow
you to extract from the ground coffee,
not only the soluble substances that
give it taste, but also the non-soluble
ones that give body and flavour to your
4- Manualità (Skill)
Half of the result depends on how you
use the machine. A passionate expert
is an essential part of the Espresso
production chain and can enhance the
result to bring additional value to the
final product. Passion and practice are,
therefore, the secrets to learning how to
use the machine. You can experiment
with different blends of coffee, grinding,
pressing, water temperature and pres-
sure, not just to make an Espresso, but
The art of Espresso coffee
Contrary to what you might think, making a perfect Espresso is not that easy.
It takes experience, ability, passion and a little bit of curiosity. In this paragraph
we would like to share with you some of the basic rules for making a perfect
cup of Espresso.
Suggested doses:
Ristretto (Strong) about 20 ml – Espresso about 30 ml – Lungo (Long) about 60 ml.
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to make the one that is just right for you.
5- Manutenzione (Maintenance)
Daily maintenance, scheduled mainte-
nance and care of the machine will ensure
the quality of the beverage and the dura-
bility of the product you have purchased.
A clean machine says a lot about your
passion for coffee making.
Coffee varieties
The choice of the blend is an essential
factor for making the ideal coffee for
your taste. There are a lot of different
varieties of coffee blends on the market
to choose from. The differences in fla-
vour, aroma and texture depend on the
quantities of the two varieties of coffee
that make the blend.
This is a sweeter and more delicate va-
riety of coffee, with a rich aroma and
cream that is very thin, dense and com-
00 m
It is grown between 900/2000m
Rich aroma.
Caffeine between 0.9 ~ 1.7%
This variety is woody, bitter, full-
bodied and spicy, with little aroma.
Its cream is more frothy and grey.
It is grown between 200/600 m
Spicy aroma.
Caffeine between 1.8 ~ 4%
No variety of coffee can make an ideal
Espresso on its own.
The perfect Espresso has a top layer
of cream 2-3 mm thick, a nut brown to
dark brown colour, with reddish tinges
and light streaks, a harmonious flavour,
a strong, balanced aroma and a sweet,
long-lasting aftertaste.
It has a strong aroma with notes of flo-
wers, fruits, toast and chocolate. These
sensations can last just a moment or can
persist for a few minutes in your mouth.
The taste is round and well structured.
The acid and bitter perceptions are well
balanced whereas there is little or no as-
The ideal parameters to obtain this type
of coffee are:
7 ± 0,5 g. of ground coffee.
25 seconds to brew 30 ml.
88 / 92°C when brewing and 80°C in the cup.
Even Arabica blends often contain a
small amount of Robusta, which is ne-
cessary to enhance the cream and add
aroma and body to the espresso.
Blends made for coffee bars usually
contain 20% Robusta but in southern
Italy, where they prefer a stronger taste,
the percentage can reach 40-50%. At
the end of the day, it’s just a matter of
taste…Experiment until you find the
blend you like best!
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There’s nothing better than a cappucci-
no to start your day. Although they are
made and served everywhere, few peo-
ple know how to make one properly.
Making the coffee is only part of this
complex procedure. The froth often
creates major problems, but thanks to
the steam wand on our machine, with
a few suggestions and a little practice
you’ll soon be making cappuccinos just
like in the coffee bars!
Milk and jug
You need 100 ml of milk to make a cap-
Fresh whole milk provides a smoo-
ther, creamier and tastier froth. Milk
will not froth at over 65°C, so cold
milk from the fridge should be used
to allow more time for it to froth.
The best jug, on the other hand, is one
made of stainless steel, provided with
a spout, such as Lelit models (codes
PL101 PL102-not included).
The level of milk should never exceed
half the volume of the jug.
Frothing the milk
Before using the steam wand, some
steam should be released for about two
seconds, as it always contains some wa-
ter due to condensation.
Insert the wand so that the end of the
nozzle is near the side of the jug (pre-
tend you have split the top section into
four parts and insert the nozzle into one
of them) and about one centimetre be-
low the surface of the milk. Since the
milk will start to expand in volume, you
will have to gradually lower the jug so
that the nozzle is always kept immersed
at the same depth. This process is com-
plete when the milk reaches a temper-
ature of about 37°C, or when you can
feel the warmth with your hand. You can
use the thermometer too (code PL107 -
not included).
Processing the milk
This phase is very important to make
the cream thick, with a fine texture and
a shiny surface.
Insert the wand all the way down and tilt
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the jug to create a vortex. Heat the milk
to the desired temperature, without ex-
ceeding 65°C. Close the steam.
Prepare the milk by first tapping the jug
on the countertop to remove any air
bubbles and then rotating it to keep the
milk and froth well amalgamated. The
final result should be a smooth, creamy
surface without any bubbles.
Pouring the milk
You should leave the milk to settle for a
least half a minute, so we suggest you
always prepare it before making the cof-
fee. The doses for a cappuccino should
be one part Espresso and two equal
parts of milk and froth.
Clean the steam wand with a damp cloth.
To see the tutorial,
please scan the QR-Code.
To read the QR code,
download the proper app
from your store.
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The machine must be cleaned at least
once a week. Before starting, remove
the plug from the electrical outlet and
allow the machine to cool. Use a soft
cloth, preferably microfiber, like the
Lelit cloth (code MC972 - not inclu-
ded), and moisten it with plain water.
Do not use abrasive detergents and
do not immerse the machine in water.
For thorough maintenance, we sug-
gest you use the Lelit brush (code
PL106 - not included), which will help
you clean the nozzles and the spaces
between the ga-skets more effectively,
removing stains and coffee residues
from even the smallest cracks. Warm
running water can be used to clean
the removable parts of the machine.
The filters and filter holder should ne-
ver be washed in a dishwasher. The-
re is no need to clean the filters after
each use, but just to ensure they are
not clogged. However, to ensure the
best performance from your machi-
ne, it is essential to thoroughly clean
the steam wand and filter holder after
each use.
The filter holder should be cleaned to
remove the greasy coffee residues that
can negatively affect the taste of your
espresso. Wash the exterior part of the
steam wand with a damp cloth and re-
lease a little steam to remove any milk
residues from inside the tube, as these
could obstruct the steam output, ma-
king it more difficult to froth milk pro-
Descaling the machine
Use of the machine creates a natural for-
mation of lime scale, over a time period
depending on how frequently the ma-
chine is used and on the hardness of the
water. Lime scale deposits can obstruct
the tubes and decrease the brewing
temperature, altering the quality of the
coffee and reducing the lifetime of your
Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance of the machine are essential for the quality of the
coffee and the durability of the appliance.
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24 35lt
To avoid the formation of limescale,
which can also deposit in the inter-
nal circuits, we recommend the use
of our Lelit resin filter to soften the
water. Please insert the filter in the
tank following the instructions on the
packaging. The filter purifies the wa-
ter from the calcium and magnesium
salts which are deposited to form lime
scale and affect the taste of your cof-
fee. Remember that the filter loses its
effectiveness after a certain number
of gallons treated, so replace it pe-
riodically. Instructions for the use and
replacement of the filter are given on
the box. To avoid any possibility of
damaging the machine’s componen-
Watch the tutorial
to understand how
the water softener
filters work.
It is advisable to backflush the ma-
chine once a month (washing the
operational parts used during
brewing) using the blind filter sup-
plied (d) and the Lelit detergent
sachets (code PL103 - not inclu-
This is done very easily, simply by fol-
lowing the instructions on the sachet.
Any other servicing must be perfor-
med only by an authorized service re-
Cleaning of the mills
It’s well known that the coarseness of
the ground coffee affects the quality
of the espresso in the cup.
During grinding, some coffee par-
ticles deposit between the teeth of
the millstones reducing the dis-tance
between the discs, or between the
cones and consequently also the size
of the grains of cof-fee powder which
come out of the grinder.
These deposits, consisting of fats and
oils, due to the high temperatures de-
veloped between the mills, go rancid
quickly and create molds that damage
the ground coffee in an irreversible
The cleaning of the mills and of the
mill chamber becomes extremely im-
portant. This must be per-formed with
a specific product (PL104 – not inclu-
ded), i.e a powder formed by small
crystals based on gluten-free food
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starches with a very high absorbing
power for oils and fats.
Passing through the mills the cry-
stals clean away the coffee deposits
enabling the grinding of a coffee pow-
der free of odors.
Any eventual residues do not contain
substances harmful to the consumer or
harmful to the grinder.
Cleaning the mills is very easy, just fol-
low the following steps:
a) Empty completely the beans hopper
b) Press the grinding switch in order
to get rid completely of the remaining
coffee beans.
c) Pour a pack of grinder detergent
powder (PL104) into the hopper (2),
paying attention to the fact that the
powder must penetrate the mills.
d) Press the button (9-Push) for about
5 seconds so that the powder penetra-
tes completely through the mills.
e) Fill the hopper (2) with coffee beans.
f) Throw away the first couple of por-
tions of ground coffee.
g) The cleaning is over.
We advise to replace the mills periodi-
cally, once worn out.
Maintenance has to be fulfilled just by
an authorised service center and with
original spare parts.
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We recommend careful reading of this guide in order to solve the most common
problems before referring to an authorised service centre.
The coffee is too cold when dispensed
The machine has not yet reached its operating
Follow the instructions in the “Prepare an
Espresso” paragraph.
The filter holder has not been heated
Follow the instructions in the paragraph “Turn
on the machine.”
The coffee is dispensed too quickly and without cream
The grind is too coarse. Grind the coffee more finely.
The quantity of coffee is insufficient. Increase the amount of coffee.
The coffee has not been pressed enough. Press coffee more firmly.
The coffee used is old or unsuitable. Replace the coffee.
The coffee is not dispensed or is only dispensed in drops
The grind is too fine. Grind the coffee more coarsely.
The amount of coffee is too much. Decrease the amount of coffee.
The coffee has been pressed too much. Press the coffee less.
The dispenser head is clogged. Runabackflush,seethe“CleaningandCare”
The LCC does not light up and the machine does not work
The plugs of the power cable are not inserted
Insert the power cord plugs into their
respective sockets correctly.
The power cable is damaged. Contact the service centre
The machine does not dispense steam
The hole at the end of the steam/hot water
wand is obstructed.
Free the hole with the aid of a needle.
The power is on, but the set temperature is not reached
The circuit breaker is interrupted. Contact the service centre
The LCC is not working. Contact the service centre
Solving the most common problems
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The coffee grinder does not grind coffee
Dirty grinding blades (oils and fats deposits of
coffee residues).
Carry out the grinding blades cleaning, see
the user manual (Cleaning of the mills) for the
opera-ting instructions.
The grinding blades are too close, they are
Adjust the setting to obtain a coarser grinding.
Grinding blades worn Contact the service center
Foreing objet that blocks grinding blades Contact the service center
The grinder stops due to the motor overheating
The grinder has worked for a long time in
continuous, causing an overheating of the
Wait until the motor cools down (15-30min.)
before switching on again the grinder.
Alarms shown on the display
There is no water into the tank On the display the following icon appears:
Remove the water tank from its housing.
Fill the tank with water at room temperature.
Reposition the tank in the housing
The temperature probe is in short circuit (or
the detected temperature is above 200°C), all
the machine functions will be disabled.
On the display the following icon appears:
Contact the service center
The temperature probe is faulty or
disconnected all the machine functions will be
On the display the following icon appears:
Contact the service center
The grinder has exceeded the maximum time
of grinding in continuous. (20 seconds)
On the display the following icon appears:
After a waiting time of 100 seconds, the
grinder will automatically reset.
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Warranty terms
Legal warranty
This product is covered by the warran-
ty laws valid in the country where the
product has been sold; specific infor-
mation about the warranty terms can be
given by the seller or by the importer in
the country where the product has been
purchased. The seller or importer is
completely responsible for the product.
The importer is completely responsi-
ble also for the fulfillment of the laws in
force in the country where the importer
distributes the product, including the
correct disposal of the product at the
end of its working life.
Inside the European countries the laws
in force are the national laws imple-
menting the EC Directive 44/99/CE.
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For the correct disposal of the product in accordance with EU DI-
RECTIVE 2002/96/EC and with Legislative Decree no. 151 of 25 July
2005. At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed
of as urban waste. It must be taken to a special authorised differential
waste collection centre or to a dealer providing this service. Disposing
of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative conse-
quences for the environment and health caused by improper disposal
and enables recovery of the materials it contains, with significant sa-
vings in energy and resources. The product is marked with a cros-
sed-out wheelie bin as a reminder of the need to dispose of household
appliances separately.
Gemme Italian Producers srl declares under its own responsibility
that the product:
Coffee machine type: PL82T
to which this declaration relates conforms to the following standards:
EN 60335/1 - EN 60335/2/15 - EN 61000/3/2 - EN 55014
pursuant to directives:
Low Voltage Directive EC 2006/95 – Directive EMC EC 2004/108
NB: This declaration is null and void should the machine be modified
without our specific authorisation.
Castegnato, 01/11/2016 - Managing Director
Gemme Italian Producers srl
25045 Castegnato (Bs)

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