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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 7:28pm
Subject: EspressoParts Bottomless Portafilter for Gaggia Classic
 

Does anyone know if this will fit my GC?  

http://www.espressoparts.com/G_59B?&search_id=2169693

The description reads:

"Smooth as silk factory produced Gaggia bottomless portafilter. Comes with a 21 gram triple basket. Universal part: fits all (Italian) models, commercial as well as domestic, with two exceptions: will not fit the Starbucks "Sirena" or Gaggia "Achille" models."

It says factory produced, but I'm pretty sure its not the Gaggia factory, maybe they mean the EspressoParts factory?  I know they make some of their own stuff and I've heard its of good quality.  My main concern is the "Italian" part in there.  My GC is within 5 months old and was purchased from wholelattelove...so I assume its American.  Is there a difference here?  Anyone know if this will fit?  I'm trying to avoid getting the gaggia-made one if I can because it comes with the same boring handle :-(

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Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013, 8:37pm
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It is the same one you have. Espresso parts does not have a factory. They are talking about the Gaggia factory.

 
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 7:34am
Subject: Re: EspressoParts Bottomless Portafilter for Gaggia Classic
 

So just to be clear, this will fit my GC?  Im curious as to what the small metal nub on the portafilter body is (in line with where the handle comes off).  My stock GC portafilter doesn't have it and I'm worried about it causing problems with locking into the grouphead.
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 8:28am
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Let us know if you get one.  I also wondered about that a while back and did not fine out for sure.

 
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 8:47am
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If no one happens to own one around here I might just have to wait to order on monday when I can call them up to make sure.  I know its a reputable company, but if that was made by Gaggia I feel like I would see it on other websites or find some other record of it on line.
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 7:01pm
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I bought one from WLL for my classic. Fits great but it made a mess.  I have gotten better with grind distribution and tamping so maybe time for another try! Search for a bottomless portafilter on their site. Price was $48.


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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 5:46am
Subject: Re: EspressoParts Bottomless Portafilter for Gaggia Classic
 

Thanks for the heads up.  I'm pretty sure that's the one actually made by Gaggia.  I'm can at least be sure that one fits the machine but I'm really trying to get away from that handle.  It's not a big deal and serves no difference as far as functionality goes...but its just a little thing that bothers me.
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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 7:25pm
Subject: Re: EspressoParts Bottomless Portafilter for Gaggia Classic
 

mok Said:

I bought one from WLL for my classic. Fits great but it made a mess.  I have gotten better with grind distribution and tamping so maybe time for another try! Search for a bottomless portafilter on their site. Price was $48.

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That's the whole point of it, yeah? Work on technique to get rid of those problems.  One you do, you'll get those cool looking extractions that are fun to watch! So I say, keep using it, despite the mess...figure out what you're doing wrong and fix it, tweak it more and more until you are happy. When you can do that time after time, then go back to spouted pfs if you want.

 
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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 2:36pm
Subject: Re: EspressoParts Bottomless Portafilter for Gaggia Classic
 

I have a 2007 year Gaggia Classic and the referenced portafilter fits great. I have not had any problems and prefer it in almost every way to the stock one that comes with the machine. I've also gotten good use from the included basket. I would not hesitate to buy this as its the best bottomless for the classic that I've come across.
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