This home machine is built to lifetime standards, heavy, robust, competent. Although it has no built in grinder, and the portafilter unit gets far too hat to handle. It's a good looking machine; reminder of being in a small steam locomotive. Unfortunately, it takes almost 15 minutes to heat up and produce espresso.
The espresso product is like all good espresso machines, dependent on fresh grinds, the correct fineness, and "packing" that is just right. Its a very handsome addition to one's kitchen shelf. Is it worth $2000???---That depends entirely on your personal budget and enjoyment of a bit of institutional art.
I've been making espressos and cappuccinos at home for 40 years, following the purchase path over the years from the simple to the more sophisticated (and expensive). My ten year old E61 machine suffered a serious malfunction and after exploring my options I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a new machine. Did I need PID? No, I'm dialed in by experience. Did I need a double boiler? No, I'm rarely making a large batch of drinks? Did I need a rotary pump? I'm not plumbed and can't feasibly do so. Would I like a machine that had all the features of my Fiorenzato Volante and is better made, quieter, and with a smaller footprint? Yes! I've had the ECM Mechanika for three days and already feel the love, so much so that I can't wait to get up in the morning and fire it up. Speaking of which, it comes to temperature faster than my old E61, possibly due to the insulated boiler. It's much quieter and consistently pulls shots within a degree or two of expectation. BTW, you won't find a nicer place to purchase this than right here at Comiso.com. I'm in NYC, had never heard of this company, but their 5% discount is unmatched and the people who pick up the phone when you call are super helpful.
|Boiler Size||2.2 Liters|
|Portafilter Size||58 mm|
|Tank Capacity||3 Liters|
I purchased an Elektra Espresso Machine from Comiso and Nick Comiso the owner, was nice enough to take time to explain the benefits (and drawbacks) of the machine I wanted. He patiently explained what would work best for my use and helped guide my decision. This was an expensive purchase and Nick made me feel comfortable in buying over the internet. I was actually able to talk to someone every time I called or if I had to leave a message Nick called me back!! When my machine arrived from the distributor it had been damaged in shipping. I called Nick, e mailed him pictures and he immediately offered a refund or a replacement. That is great business and the hallmark of an honest man!! I have no hesitation about recommending this business to anyone looking for accessories, a starter machine or a pro level machine. They are truly great people to work with. Dave G.
Great service all the way around
Thanks to the Cosimo team for the great service and speedy delivery. The machine is beautiful and works great. It's a great machine that allows me to have significant control throughout the process. I highly recommend this to any espresso enthusiast.
This is a fantastic machine. I love the stainless look and 58mm grouphead. I found it easy to use as a novice and the dual boiler is very useful in my household, since there is no delay between brewing and steaming milk. I came across concerns about filling this machine due to small tank opening, but I use a kitchen funnel and it's fast easier than removing the tank, no issues at all. Lastly, the pressure gauge and PID are great.
This is a versatile burr grinder. I use it daily for drip, espresso, and aeropress brewing and find it easy to change grind settings. I find the swappable front panel convenient to change between dosing cup and portafilter without the use of tools or screws. The machine has a robust construction. The hopper is a great size with a well fitting lid. Clearly, a great design. This is certainly a German-designed machine but the sticker underneath says made in china, which I can't say is a plus.
Absolutely amazing machine. Very consistent with the espresso shots and the milk is done to perfection every time. And very elegant as well. All around I’m very satisfied with this beautiful piece.
The LeLit Anna consistently outperforms my previous espresso machine (Ascaso Duo). Love the compact dimensions, the boiler and steamer run beautifully efficiently taking little time. I was a little skeptical initially with the low pressure but have been blown away by the results, consistently great crema and a silky surface to the espresso. After a couple of months pulling 5-6 espresso's daily it's been flawless thus far. The water tank is a great size, rudimentary yet effective. I use the steamer without the outer sheath and the results (with the right milk) are fine however if coffee art is your thing, you may want something a little more. Have to say I really enjoy this espresso machine. Service from Comiso was also exceptional.
I’m very happy with the Elektra T1 that I purchased about a week ago. The consistency and the milk frothing are beyond what I expected. I was in contact with the customer service and was asking a lot of questions, and they answered everything I asked for. I can’t record enough!
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I bought this machine from Cosimo, and it's been a nice upgrade from my previous Breville DuoTemp. The group heats up nicely and quick enough, steam and water are strong, and the PID temp control makes it a little more tuneable for extraction. This is my first 58mm machine as well. I'm very happy with this machine and the espresso it produces at its price point in the current US espresso machine market. The finish is also quite nice.
The reservoir could have been better engineered for making it easier to see the water level and to fill the tank, and they should have included a blind portafilter basket for backflushing. Note that water softeners are recommended in the manual but not included. It would be nice if the group were higher from the drip tray, but I can get a scale and cup under it if I use a bottomless portafilter (not included).
Awesome and well built machine. Use it to pull 2-5 shots a day. Makes for a beautiful counter piece. Excellent delivery.
good machine decently sturdy,would like it to have a little more weight to it but is very good all round
Did quite a bit of research after my old Krups lost its boiler seal. After quite a bit of comparing, I found this one to be what I would purchase. Industry standard 58mm portafilter, good steam control and an excellent finish. Took me three pulls with adjustments to my grinder to get a great cup! Bought a bottomless portafilter in order to assist in getting it right. Bottomless has a great capacity. I have absolutely no regrets about with my purchase. It was a couple of more bucks than I initially planned on spending, but the features fully justified the extra expenditure.
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