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silvana vitola

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silvana vitola asked a question about a product...
at 10-24-2013 9:10am
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

Hi, what damage can be done to a gaggia classic while backflushing?

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mjackson ♦ It is not really recommended for all Gaggias only those with a three way solenoid. If you don't have one don't do this. If you have any of the Baby series or the classic you can. If you do not do the back flushing correctly you can basically ruin your machine by damaging the water connections in your machine by getting to much pressure. It can be done but make sure you know exactly how to backflush. Here is a good start - http://www.wholelattelove.com/articles/backflushing_an_espresso_machine.cfm

10-26-2013 2:38pm |

George Papagiannis

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at 04-11-2013 7:50pm
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

Will this work on an Expobar Office Lever? The rubber disk that came with the machine seems to have shrunk over time and it is difficult to get the pressure up enough to do a good back flush.

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mjackson ♦ This will work very well and I prefer the steel to the rubber for just the point you made it will be more durable.

04-15-2013 4:22pm |

David DeMoney

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at 01-13-2013 1:27pm
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

Will the stainless steel blind filter basket (for backflush) work on my Pasquini Livia 90 espresso machine?

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A A David,
That backflush disk will not work for the Livietta, as they are 58mm while the Livietta has a 57mm portafilter. You best source for information on the backflush disk for the Livietta would be our tech department, which can be reached at 1-888-411-5282 option 3.

01-14-2013 4:27pm |

nicknmack

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at 08-31-2012 8:53pm
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

should I backflush my gaggia baby twin and if so would this disc work?

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mjackson ♦ Nick,

It is not recommended but can be done if you do it carefully. Do not let it remain under pressure for more then 8-12 seconds. Just be sure you read the directions on how to backflush and use only about 1/4 teaspoon of back flush cleaner like cafiza.

09-04-2012 6:45pm |

tammy taft

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at 06-10-2012 8:41pm
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

I have the Rancilio Silvia expresso machine and need a backflush disc. I didn't realize I needed to descale and backflush. Which do you recomend the black rubber disc or the stainless steel?

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Mike Russo ♦ Tammy...Either the black rubber disc or the stainless steel will work good with your Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. The only differences between the black rubber disc or the stainless steel backflush disc is the price and life of the disc. Therefore I would suggest you purchase the stainless steel backflush disc for the extended life reasoning. Thanks.

06-11-2012 1:07pm |

Charles Mills

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at 01-28-2012 6:43pm
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

Will this backflush disc fit a Rancilio Silvia basket?

Thank you,
Charles

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mjackson ♦ Charles,

This basket will fit and does work well. I would also caution you to be careful as this is not a procedure recommended by Rancilio. Make sure you do not damage your machine and you understand how to backflush your machine.

01-30-2012 9:45am |

Sandra Feralio

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at 06-04-2011 11:35am
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

I have had my machine for about 8 years (Rancilio Silvia) and have never had to do any maintenance. About a year ago I replaced the brew group gasket. It looks like I need to do that again as I am getting a lot of water drippage through the portofilter. Should I also get a backflush disc? I read that the manufacturer does not recommend it for the Silvia even though it has a 3-way valve. Instead should I buy a new shower screen? Thanks for any info.

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mjackson ♦ Sandra,

It is a good idea when you replace the gasket to replace the shower screen as well. It will help keep your machine running well. The backflushing can be done, but you should read about doing that to your machine before attempting and how if done wrong it can break your machine. We do not recommend it as it can cause damage to your machine. I hope this helps and let us know if you have any more questions.

06-06-2011 8:35am |

Leonardo Passalacqua

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at 02-17-2011 1:31pm
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc
Blind Filter Basket - Backflush Disc

Hi.

Is this 58 mm? I want to use it on my Silvia?

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Mike Russo ♦ Leonardo...The Blind Filter Basket-Backflush Disc does measure 58mm. Thanks

02-17-2011 3:00pm |