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Proxima
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 3:14pm
Subject: portafilter
 

I just got a Breville BES900XL and inside the portafilter is a plastic insert. Anyone know what it is for? When I rinse the portafilter and dry with a towel, I reinstall it in the group head and brown water drips out of the portafilter.. Even if I shake the portafilter before reinstalling it will still drip out some brown H2O. It is not coming from the group head. So it raises the question, Can I remove the plastic insert becanse I feel the insert is traping H2O between the insert and the portafilter?
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 3:42pm
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

It's the "blank disc," used for back flushing.  You use it (without coffee) as part of your daily cleaning regimen.  The process should be covered in the manual.

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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 5:26pm
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

It is not the blank disc. I have that set aside and know what it is. This is very hard, brown in color and has a hole in the center of it for the espresso to flow through. It is press fitted into the portafilter. So it seems strange because I have never seen this before.
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 5:49pm
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

Is this what your talking about?

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Metatron
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 5:57pm
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

You must have an older BDB. The black disk in the PF is there to try to keep the extracted espresso hot of the PF is not fully warmed up by insulating the extraction from the stainless steel of the PF.

It is pretty useless as it is almost impossible to clean under. It is no longer installed on BDB's since mid 2012 or so. Just remove it. I used a corkscrew.
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 6:44pm
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

Thanks for the inputs. You are wright, it is impossible to clean under. So I guess I will use a cork screw to remove it. I wonder why I got the old portafilter in the first place. My wife gave me the machine for Christmas and she bought it on Amazon. Thank you all for your inputs.
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 12:53am
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

OLD STOCK?

Keep your warranty handy, you never know. ENJOY :D

 
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 9:37am
Subject: Re: portafilter
 

What it sounds like is the pressurized disk for espresso, help make cream. If your doing regular shots, you can just not use it.
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