I’ve bought a Lelit Elizabeth ten days ago. Tweaked it with Dave’s recommended advanced settings and although I’m still struggling with boiler on or off… temperature (93º or 94º)… the “right” boiler temp texturing milk, and of course pre infusion times (which drive me crazy) I am very happy with the machine.
Since I am not a big fan of the looks of the stock portafilter I decided to purchase the 58mm Lelit wooden portafilter. I pair it with an IMS LT200 competition shower. Tried it and immediately started leaking water through the group head. I observed all the variables, i.e. grind size… too much tamping pressure… wither I had screwed the shower right, etc… I tried using the stock portafilter under the same conditions: perfect. Repeated both scenarios with the same result.
I looked on YouTube and found someone with a Victoria show had the same problem. You can see it here:
Although a bit too long you can skip to min 4:20 and see the exact same result I have.
For obvious reasons that most of you probably share I want to be able use a bottomless portafilter. So.. the question is… can someone recommend a nice and reliable 58mm WOOD portafilter that I can buy in Europe and that is compatible with the Elizabeth?
And while I’m still at it… although I am aware is off topic… What preinfusion time do you usually set it to? Boiler on or off? what brewing temp?