Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010, 4:46pm Subject: WTB - Portafilter for Nuova Simonelli Elli
I'm looking to buy an extra portafilter handle and basket for my Elli machine. I believe the size is 58mm but am not sure about how to go about measuring for this. Naked is fine but I would rather do that for myself as a cracked unit would be no good to me.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 0.00 Seller Name: Rod Miller Seller Location: victoria, BC Canada Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
Posted Thu Nov 25, 2010, 5:40pm Subject: Re: WTB - Portafilter for Nuova Simonelli Elli
Hi, the Elli uses a non-standard portafilter.Its 58mm, but its shallower to allow for the limited cup room under the grouphead.An alternative is the portafilter form a NS beach machine, but they're just as hard to find! You can use a standard e61 portafilter, but you'll have to grind/dremel the ears down to suit the elli group.And you can't use it with spouts, unless you use very small cups.Good luck
Posted Fri Dec 3, 2010, 9:22am Subject: Re: WTB - Portafilter for Nuova Simonelli Elli
Hey there, good to see another Elli owner! I bought 2 of them in the last 2 months, 1 for home and 1 for the office. After giving up on finding a backup PF to modify bottomless, I ended up picking up 2 Reneka commercial PFs cheap and modified the tabs. Even the standard double basket is probably 30% bigger than our standard one, but these are easily deep enough for a triple basket. But the lip of the baskets are a slightly different dimension than the original PF, so I get some leaking and also strange twisting of the group gasket. I have a feeling I'll need to order a taller/wider gasket when I want to make the switch to these. The machines make such good drinks, I'm just being content for now and making them more often :) If you ever want to chat Ellis, my ben is Ben Piff on Facebook, and my email is benpiff at gmail Good luck! ben
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