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Lelit MaraX Espresso Machine

by Lelit
$2,295.00

The Lelit MaraX Espresso Machine is the latest innovation from Lelit.  Not only is it the most compact espresso machine with an E61 type group head, but it also features a brand-new double probe system, patented by Lelit, that keeps brew temperature constant so as to yield the best performance for each single shot. 

The MaraX retains all of the advantages of a heat exchanger (HX) machine but simplifies the process to allow all users to easily pull the perfect espresso shot. 

Additional features of the MaraX include a fast warm up and short wait time between shots, stainless steel boiler, patented silent technology, cool touch steam wand and a double pressure gauge.  It even comes with a "real" tamper. 

Pair with a DF64 grinder to get the perfect grind - and you're set. The MaraX is the innovative, silent E61 machine for everyone!

 

Features:

  • Double Probe System:  This Lelit patent-pending technology uses 2 temperature probes (steam and heat exchanger temperature) combined with electronics and programming in order to obtain the perfect brewing temperature.
  • Two Modes: The MaraX gives the options to chose between 2 very distinct modes:
    • Brew Temperature Priority (BTP): Use the double probe technology, the MaraX will control the boiler temperature to ensure the brew temperature is maintained, eliminating the need for the cooling flush typically required with E61 heat exchanger machines.  The user can also choose between 3 brew temperature settings: Default (92C), Hot (94C) or Extra Hot (96C)
    • Steam Temperature Priority (STP): In this mode, the MaraX will operate like a typical E61 heat exchanger machine and control the boiler temperature to maintain steam temperature/pressure.  The user can also choose between 3 steam pressures: 120C (1.0bar), 123C (1.2bar) or 126C (1.5bar)
  • Cool Touch Steam Wand: Lelit’s new steam ergonomic wands are Cool Touch to avoid getting burnt. Cleaning has been made simple to prevent scale formation giving the user yet another advantage contributing to the full enjoyment of espresso making.
  • Satin Finish Stainless Steel Body:  MaraX’s design is coupled with an excellent build quality as a result of its brushed stainless steel body, its drain tray and cup warmer complete with a self-cleaning grate.
  • Stainless Steel boiler: The new stainless steel boiler AISI 316L is another detail aimed at improving the final result: an espresso that keeps its taste and aroma intact through each single bean from the start to the very end.
  • Dual Pressure Gauge: MaraX’s double pressure gauge allows you to control both the pressure of the steam boiler and the pressure during coffee extraction. You will thus be able to observe the brewing curve from the pre-infusion to the end of the extraction.

 

Specifications:

Boiler Type Heat Exchanger (HX)
Boiler Wattage
1300W
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Size 1.8L
Group Size 58mm
Programmable No
PID Yes  (3 preset options)
Pre-Infusion Yes
3 Way Solenoid  Yes
Pump Type Vibratory
Water Supply 2.5L water tank
Cup Warmer Active
Included baskets Single (9-11g), Double (14-18g), Oversized double (18-21g)
Included accessories  Wood and stainless steel tamper, coffee scoop, backflush disk, group brush, riser for espresso cups and water softener filter 
Depth 41cm (16.1")
Height 35cm (13.8")
Width 22cm (9.0")
Weight 18kg (39.7lbs)
Power 110/120V, 1400W
Made in Italy
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year

 

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D.T. (Burnaby, BC)
MaraX - the perfect compact espresso machine

Overview:
I got the MaraX because my coffee space was limited in width, and I wanted a very narrow machine without compromising on performance. So far the MaraX has delivered. The features that were included - dual PIDs, temperature and pressure gauge, complete set of accessories including IMS baskets - also tipped me into buying this over other comparable machines such as the ECM Mechanika V Slim, Profitec 300/500 and Rocket Appartmento. The lesser price was the icing on the cake! The 9" width is the slimmest on the market that I've found so far, which comes with some pluses and minuses - the narrowness means that the controls are a bit more cramped, the cup tray isn't as wide, and the drip tray isn't as large as the competitors. On the plus side, it meant that I had space to put the knock box, grinder, accessories and coffee containers on my workspace without completely cramming everything in place.

The brewing:
Mechanical pre-infusion is nice to have, the slow ramp up helps to make the MaraX a very forgiving machine in terms of extraction. Even the shots that were very fast or very slow were still drinkable, and it dampens the grind/tamp variations if I don't get it exactly right. Having a switchable PID seems nice but to be honesty I haven't played around with the temperature settings - the light roasts that I have done so far seems fine with the default setting. Huge water tank means less filling for me. The steam wand is decently powerful, but because the steam temp/pressure is lower in BTP it means that you're not quite going to get the same power as a dedicated dual-boiler machine or HX. Still more than enough to steam milk for 2 lattes at once, though it might take a bit longer. No cooling flushes needed, quick recovery time. I've banged out 4-5 cups in a row with no problem when hosting guests.

Overall, a great home machine, and pretty much the only HX machine I'd recommend!