Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
Spare bit of plastic in Gaggia Classic.
Don't suffer bad espresso
Package deals on the best machines from Izzo, Quick Mill, VBM, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Spare bit of...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
Spelunx
Senior Member


Joined: 21 Feb 2006
Posts: 27
Location: Australia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Sunbeam EM0480
Posted Wed May 31, 2006, 8:21pm
Subject: Spare bit of plastic in Gaggia Classic.
 

So, I bought a Gaggia Classic yesterday, unpacked it last night, and it has a spare bit of plastic in it that I canít figure out what it is for.
It is roughly 15 to 20 cmís long and 10 cmís or so wide, about 3 mm thick and black in colour.  It looks like a rectangle with the corners cut off.  I have no idea what it is for, and it does not appear in the manual at all.

It is the same plastic as the top of the water reservoir, just a bit thinner.

Any Classic owners out there who can tell me what it is? And what it is used for?

My only thought was that it may be a tamping mat.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
burlyb
Senior Member


Joined: 21 Jan 2006
Posts: 16
Location: Minneapolis
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Wed May 31, 2006, 8:57pm
Subject: Re: Spare bit of plastic in Gaggia Classic.
 

I tossed it.  I want to say it fits in the drip tray with the intention to stop splashing.  I think Gaggia is a bit self conscious of the possibility of mess/burns resulting from high pressure relief water entering the corner of the drip tray and splashing dreg water onto you/counter/floor.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
randomperson
Senior Member


Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 312
Location: Boston and Vermont
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Valentina Levetta, Gaggia...
Grinder: Mazzer Mini E, Rocky...
Drip: Capresso MT500, Braun...
Posted Thu Jun 1, 2006, 8:41am
Subject: Re: Spare bit of plastic in Gaggia Classic.
 

Yes, you put it in the drip tray underneath the steel plate with the holes in it.  It does seem to stop splashing from the drip tray so you might as well use it!
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
danielle
Senior Member


Joined: 2 Feb 2006
Posts: 60
Location: Denver
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Thu Jun 1, 2006, 8:57am
Subject: Re: Spare bit of plastic in Gaggia Classic.
 

I second that .... I use it as well and it does stop splashing.
Tamping mat ... interesting, I think it could be used as that as well. Either way, it may save you a few paper towels :)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Spare bit of...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= 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.
Home Espresso Machines
Watch videos with Gail & Kat, Rocket, Jura Capresso, Saeco, Rancilio, Quick Mill, Nespresso
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.318253040314)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+