Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 5:50pm Subject: Re: Best bottomless portafilter?
My custom set arrived today, and looks gorgeous! The photo doesn't do the set justice. I still have to install the steam and water knobs, but I put the group lever knob on already and "christened" the pf handle before coming to work this afternoon.
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
Vagabond Senior Member Joined: 10 Mar 2012 Posts: 14 Location: Seattle, WA Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 8:39pm Subject: Re: Best bottomless portafilter?
Wow Ron, that set looks amazing!
So I ended up ordering the bottomless PF from 1st-Line, and when it arrived, it didn't fit my machine at all. I could not turn it in to lock it, which just didn't seem right. 1st-Line was nice enough to allow me to RMA the PF, even though it says non-refundable on the site, and mentioned that Rocket might be using a new gasket size or the distributer I received my Rocket from might've requested a different size, which explains why it wouldn't fit.
I then decided to give greatinfusions a try, since I had just ordered my set of ACF cappa and macchiato cups from them, and experienced great customer service. I gave them a call and mentioned my misfortune with my first attempt at finding a bottomless portafilter for my Rocket, and he then proceeded to test out each of their bottomless options on a Cellini they had in store to assure me they would fit. He recommended the La Marzocco one, and wow am I impressed with it. The slight angle of the handle is wonderful, the weight is much nicer as there was not as much stainless steel removed, and it altogether feels quite a bit sturdier while still matching the Rocket's style. Very impressed!
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.