Posted Fri Jan 17, 2014, 9:52am Subject: Alternative to the Delonghi 607706 filter basket?
I just got a Delonghi EC 155. I went ahead and took out the pressurized piece of the portafilter, but doing this means that the bottom part of the filter comes out when you knock out the puck, which can get rather tedious. I've read that you can use a Delonghi basket #607706. The only problem is that no one has any in stock. Does anyone know of a similarly priced alternative? Otherwise I suppose I can just wait for everyone to get them back in stock.
The problem is that it doesn't fit into the portafilter basket. You'll have to file down the screw socket on the inside for sure, and maybe take the whole bottom off. Also, on my EC155 (purchased Dec '13), it isn't clear if the basket will fit even after modding, since the #607706 basket doesn't seem to fit over the grouphead.
I thought about ordering the La Pavoni Millenium 51mm basket, as suggested in some of the posts below. It's $25 at http://www.espressoparts.com/MP68 (will update ). Supposedly it will fit if you flatten down the lip on the basket - it's nice that this one doesn't require cutting up your EC155 portafilter. Lots of good info at http://www.kennethballard.com/?p=463
I also looked at ordering a Krups part since it was much cheaper. Waiting to hear back from the seller if it's pressurized or not..... Click Here (www.marbeck.com)
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