Lelit Bianca V3

Meet the latest luxury dual boiler espresso machine from Lelit. Clean design both inside & out, this thing is quite the head turner. Sitting atop the legendary E61 group head is a wooden paddle that allows you to manually adjust the brew pressure while you’re extracting. With an innovative new design component, you now have an external & detachable water reservoir that you can position on the rear or either side of the machine!

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The PL162T Bianca from Lelit is their newest luxury dual boiler espresso machine. After over two years of studying with a well-known espresso academy in Italy, many baristas and professionals, the Lelit Bianca espresso machine was built from the ground up and designed for flow control through the brew pressure paddle. There are many secrets learned from the two years. In fact, one of those secrets from the espresso academy was the precise range of flow to create the best espresso.

Differences from Previous Versions

Instantly enter Standby Mode by holding both PID buttons for 3 seconds. New "Reserve Mode" which allows you to finish pulling your shot when the reservoir runs out. View true boiler temperature by pressing the right PID button.

Key Features

With the Bianca, Lelit continues to outdo themselves and now leads the industry with the widest range of prosumer espresso machines. Although the Lelit Bianca is a great beginner-level dual boiler espresso machine, it sports some of the best technology that'll make any barista jump for joy. In other words, the Bianca has really disrupted the worldwide prosumer espresso machine market. This is all thanks to its manual brew pressure via flow control, as well as its external reservoir! In fact, the needle for the flow control is made of stainless steel and the gicleur is made of brass. This prevents galling between same metals under intense heat.

Experimentation & Flexibility

Not only does the machine include a PID controlled dual boiler, (for those who are looking to experiment with pressure profiling & flow control seeking the Holy Grail) but, sitting atop of the legendary E61 group head is a wooden paddle that allows the user to manually adjust the brew pressure (control the flow of water) as the espresso shot is extracting! All under 16″ height! No need to pre-program it with fingers-crossed that your flavor profile will be to your liking. You have the control, right at your fingertips with a brew pressure readout at the group! And, the wooden paddle diffuses the high intense heat emanating from a super hot E61 group head. Thoughtful design by Lelit!

Sleek Body, Impeccable Design

Clean design inside and out. Nice curves make Bianca look super edgy. Unlike other machines with multiple body panels, the Bianca affords one easy wraparound body panel to gain inside access. Inside, all wiring and layout are superbly placed for performance and easy repair. Even 2 bottom port holes for access to both heating elements in the powerful boilers.

The Lelit Bianca Dual Boiler Espresso Machine is beautiful in design and proves to be awesome in what she produces in the cup! Light roast? No problem! City roast? No problem! Dark roast? Definitely NOT a problem!

The paddle on top of the group head allows for on-the-fly flow profiling, allowing you to adjust the the amount of water that is applied to the puck during extraction. By increasing or decreasing flow via the paddle, you have the ability to remove the bitterness from darker roasts and acidity from light roasts. Moreover, on light roasts, experiment with any of your custom brew pressure profiles to find the best flavor in the cup!

Innovative External & Moveable Reservoir

Another innovative design component is the external AND movable reservoir, that does not heat when the machine operates for hours like other machines do. Furthermore, the Bianca has a water reservoir that can re-position on either side of the machine to suit your needs and your counter-top.  Don’t want a tank? No worries! The Bianca is directly plumb-able too, (even the drip tray is drainable!) All of these features are in a stainless steel body, with accents by wooden handles, feet, and lever.

The Lelit Bianca was selected as one of the top 12 most innovative products at the 2019 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show! Furthermore, this was against not only espresso machines, but also various food and drink recipes and equipment as well! Thanks to the Bianca’s game-changing manual brew pressure profiling, the espresso came out as perfect as it can get!

Jazz up your machine with this new Black Wood Accessory Kit!

    Technical Notes

    • Manufactured in Italy
    • Flow control paddle
    • Group head pressure gauge
    • PID temperature control
    • Built-in shot timer (The shot timer continues during the programmable pre-infusion and programmable soak time)
    • 'No-burn', stainless steel steam and hot water arms
    • Pump pressure gauge
    • Steam pressure gauge
    • Walnut steam and hot water knobs
    • Insulated boilers, auto refill
    • Brew boiler: Stainless steel, .8L
    • Steam boiler: Stainless steel, 1.5L
    • Reservoir: 2.5L with low water sensor, BPA Free

    Included with the Lelit Bianca

    • Bottomless walnut portafilter
    • Double spouted walnut portafilter
    • Lelit stainless steel and aluminum tamper
    • Lelit in-tank water softener
    • Single basket
    • Double basket
    • Triple basket
    • 2-hole and 4-hole steam tip
    • Microfiber towel
    • Braided plumb-in line
    • Drip tray drain attachment
    • Group head brush
    • Back flush blank

    Plumbing Requirements

    When / if you're plumbing this machine in you will need this John Guest Fitting in order to do so. If ordered as "plumb" we will include it for you free of charge. Part # PI011223S

    We recommend replacing the included filter/softener cartridge every 6 months with an in tank softening pouch.

    NOTE: In order to avoid damages from occurring in transit we have removed the water tank from the machine itself. If you have any questions or concerns when setting it up, please email support@chriscoffee.com.


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      Height 15.75 in.
      Width 11.4 in.
      Depth 19.1 in. (15.9 in. without reservoir)
      Cup Clearance NA
      Weight 58.5 lbs.
      Voltage 110 V
      Amperage 15 A
      Wattage 1000 / 1400 W
      Outlet Requirements 60 Hz / 110 V (Some Exceptions Apply)
      Other Specifications
      Boiler(s) Material Stainless Steel
      Boiler Size .8 / 1.5 L
      Certifications None
      Reservoir SizeBPA Free 2.5 L

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