Plenty of options for programming, straight forward setup. Took me a while to dial in the first time around, but this machine has worked like a charm.
Included tamper is pretty bad and will need to be replaced. Can’t fault the machine itself.
I upgraded from the Lelit Victoria, which is a great machine. However, The Elizabeth is quite an upgrade. Most noticeable is the Elizabeth’s pre-infusion from the steam boiler, the espresso is noticeably higher quality. Also, being a dual boiler I don’t have to wait to steam milk after pulling the shot as I did with the Victoria. In addition, the OPV (pressure adjustment) is easily accessible on the Elizabeth, but it’s a big intimidating project on the Victoria. There’s also a huge difference in the pumps, where the Victoria is loud enough to wake people up in the morning, the Elizabeth is 10 times quieter and most likely won’t wake anyone from their sleep. My Victoria was $1000 and my Elizabeth was $1700, the $700 dollar price difference is well worth it, if one can afford it. I could have saved some money if I would’ve just gone with the Elizabeth first off, but at the time I didn’t want to spend the extra $700. Now, I’d recommend the Victoria mostly if one absolutely needs to save as much kitchen space as possible because it’s more slender and compact and also if $1000 is the very top
of one’s budget. I did not have any buyers remorse with the Victoria at all, but I’d definitely say the Elizabeth is twice as good as the Victoria. I’m not a major expert, but the Elizabeth is my 3rd espresso machine and I’d definitely say to go for this machine and not waste time and money with less expensive less capable machines. I feel the Elizabeth is the best compact style dual boiler espresso machine available, before spending over $3000 for those larger machines that look like a Corvette in your kitchen. So 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for THE LELIT ELIZABETH. Buy it and have no regrets. I live in downtown Oceanside CA where there’s a coffee shop on almost every block and I honestly like the espresso that I make at home with the Elizabeth better than the best local coffee shops. The only issue was because of the pandemic caused shortages, I had to wait months upon months to receive it, but now that I have it, it’s a luxury I don’t want to live without! Thanks Comiso Coffee
Been researching Espresso Machines for a while and Lelit Elizabeth checked off the most boxes. Small footprint, PID, pre-infusion, double boiler, quick heat up, and more than sufficient steam power for low volume home use. All at reasonable sub $2K price. Build quality was better than I expected and I actually like the retro 1950's diner look. Downside would be water tank (I am using a funnel and syphon to avoid moving machine) and the plasticky steam knob (Lelit - spend a couple of extra bucks here, please). Comiso were great to deal with. Was able to talk to a live person and they shipped out unit same day. On top of that, I recieved a very good deal on some accessories (bottomless portafilter, tamper, leveler) that included a competitive price match. Highly recommend them. Would do business with again.
Order was shipped promptly, arrived sooner than expected and the machine is amazing!
I had a Lelit Kate prior and now own the Elizabeth. The pump on the v3 Elizabeth is much quieter than the Kate. The OPV valve on the Kate was set to 10-11PSI and the Elizabeth is set to 9PSI. I don't know why Lelit set it to 10-11PSI but a 9PSI setting produces fantastic shots more consistently.
Now that I've owned the Elizabeth I find it quieter, more consistent, same super fast warmup. The software upgrade is nice, though I was under the impression the auto shot stop feature was volumetric and not time based.... but in the software - the lelit control center on the machine - I have the option to stop it at a certain number of seconds and NOT milliliters.
Fantastic machine. Modern look, fits well under counters and on counters. F-f-f-ast warmup and has a hard ON/OFF switch so you can use with a smart plug like an Echo. Nice heavy weighty porta filter too. You could do much worse for under $2K.
|Boiler Size||0.6 Liters|
|Portafilter Size||58 mm|
|Tank Capacity||2.5 Liters|
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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bought this machine after wanting to dump a Nespresso machine that we've had for 10 years (yes 10 years). What a waste of 10 years. As someone who loves Espresso but does not want to go down the rabbit hole of double boilers, beautiful machines, exact timed shot, etc but just wants a good espresso machine that looks good and keeps giving consistent coffee day in and day out then this is the machine for you! Can't recommend it enough!