24 Jan '12, 5pm

CoffeeGeek - Lelit PL 043 Compact Coffee Grinder - S McRoberts's

I bought a Baratza for a Christmas gift and despite it costing $200 it seemed to have too much plastic similar to my current Saeco grinder. I found the Lelit through coffeegeek and the distributor website - http://www.lelitespresso.com As an engineer, one of first things that impressed me before buying was a parts diagram with all replaceable parts. (I just hate having to throw something in a landfill because a single part broke. Sorry for the digression.) I bought mine before reading Jennifer Juhasz's scathing review (retaliation?). I'll try to followup a year later and maybe I'll feel different, but she's clearly wrong about some things. The housing is made from a sheet of heavy gauge stainless steel held together with screws for easy servicing. The reservoir is plastic but has a deep lip so the lid stays secure. The chute and holder is also plastic. I am currently grind...

Full article: http://coffeegeek.com/reviews/grinders/lelitpl043/stevemac00

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