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brianl
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 8:04am
Subject: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

Hello All,

I currently have this bottomless portafilter and really like it. http://www.espressoparts.com/G_59B

However, for my regular double spout portafilter, I have that chrome plated one that comes with the classic that shows a lot of wear and tear on the inside (and the horrible handle). Does any E61 portafilter fit in the gaggia classic and does anyone recommend a higher quality one that isnt chrome plated like the standard one?
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 8:14am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

I wouldn't expect so, after all the Gaggia Classic doesn't even have an E61 brew group (what the heck, there are so many E61 clones around, that these aren't always compatible).

 
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 8:37am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

thanks for that. I guess i'm just looking for the 'upgrade' over the gaggia classic stock portafilter. Or I guess i'm stuck on bottomless.
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:47am
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I have read that the commercial Gaggia ones fit.  Aren't all good portafilters made from chrome plated brass?  I am curious - is there a downside to bottomless for a single cup?
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 10:51pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

jonr Said:

I am curious - is there a downside to bottomless for a single cup?

Posted July 3, 2013 link

Just the usual disadvantages of any naked PF: it relentlessly reveals any uneven extraction by squirting around and making a mess. You have to work very precisely and consistently, and the single shot basket is even more difficult to handle than the double.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 5:50am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

How old is your pf? Have you soaked it overnight in Cafitza or similar? I suspect it's less worn out than you think.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:36am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

Maybe what the world needs is a portafilter where the entire bottom (not just the spout) screws on.  Ie, you can convert it to/from bottomless.

A related question - does anyone know where I can get a wood handle for a Gaggia portafilter (they have a rectangular shaft which makes it difficult).  But maybe a little cutting and grinding would fix that issue.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 9:12am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

jonr Said:

Maybe what the world needs is a portafilter where the entire bottom (not just the spout) screws on.  Ie, you can convert it to/from bottomless.

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Done

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machinemods/631277

 
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 9:45am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

emradguy Said:

How old is your pf? Have you soaked it overnight in Cafitza or similar? I suspect it's less worn out than you think.

Posted July 4, 2013 link

It's a used machine but the original owner got it in about 2007. I have soaked it numerous times in cafiza for 45 minutes or so but never overnight. my observation is that the chrome plating wore off and i'm looking at the brass or whatever is underneath (which just happens to be coffee stain color) ha.

Maybe just getting a round handle for the thing. i agree with the guy above about the awkward handle.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 10:01am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic Portafilter Replacement
 

I got my Classic new and the inside of the PF looks that way, like it is thinly chromed or not at all.  IIRC, it was always that way and I assumed that pennies were being saved on inside chrome.  I can try soaking overnight, but I don't think that it is coffee stained.

Unfortunately the square lugs under the handle make life a bit more difficult.

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