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Posted Tue Jan 19, 2010, 11:36pm
Subject: just unboxed my new Classic - what is this part/piece?
 

Hey guys, real quick question.... I just unboxed my new lovely Gaggia Classic. Included with all the other accessories was a plastic hexagonal plate. What in the world is this piece for? I don't even want to venture a guess... but if its anything along the same level of quality as the included plastic tamper, it maybe finding its way to the trash real soon.

Included a photo of the part....

Thanks!
brad

PS - I stole this photo from another site... but that site didn't say what in the world that thing is.

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Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 3:10am
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It's the aperture flywheel grommis.  It fits under the bypass reflux electrode...

SERIOUSLY, it looks like the drip tray insert.

Enjoy that machine.  There's nothing like new machine ownership...
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Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 6:04am
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It is the insert for the drip tray.  Don't throw it out, it prevents the water in the tray from splashing out.
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Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 6:27am
Subject: Re: just unboxed my new Classic - what is this part/piece?
 

And, just in case the horse isn't yet dead...

It gets inserted in the drip tray, where it rests just under the metal grate.

Some think it's a splash barrier.  Others of us know it's there to prevent knowledge of when the drip tray is full, in order to provide entertaining moments where you try to get a completely-full splash tray to the sink without splashing on your white yacht club pants.
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Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 7:13am
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Took me a while to figure that one out myself
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Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 8:40am
Subject: Re: just unboxed my new Classic - what is this part/piece?
 

boyscout Said:

And, just in case the horse isn't yet dead...

It gets inserted in the drip tray, where it rests just under the metal grate.

Some think it's a splash barrier.  Others of us know it's there to prevent knowledge of when the drip tray is full, in order to provide entertaining moments where you try to get a completely-full splash tray to the sink without splashing on your white yacht club pants.

Posted January 20, 2010 link


Been there, done that.... (minus the yacht club pants).  I punsish myself by drinking enough of the contents through a straw until it's managable to carry across the kitchen.  Coincidentally, it's never happened again.

 
Some people are like slinkies.  They're good for nothing but they will put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs.
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Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 10:09am
Subject: Re: just unboxed my new Classic - what is this part/piece?
 

I noticed it fit in the drip tray.... Just thought that would be odd, metal grate with a plastic piece below it. At least it has a purpose... after looking at the plastic tamper i was thinking this thing may be a free cup plate or something cheesy like that. (And rest assure I already bought my real tamper.... I knew the plastic one was a joke.)

Thanks everyone!
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