I am using the Gaggia Portafilter w/Chrome Double-Spout on my older Gaggia (Baby mod.77). I received the portafilter today 26Aug2013 and tried it one time with the included pressure filter basket and diffuser. The results were not acceptable as the crema was overly bubbly with much larger bubbles and a bit burnt as well. After replacing the pressure filter basket and diffuser with my old double/two-cup basket it works great! I am wondering why include the more expensive filter basket with the portafilter. It is VERY restrictive and certainly not needed to produce outstanding crema for even a 10-14bar espresso machine as old as mine. I could have experimented with the grind and tamp pressure and I'm not knocking the portafilter but I'll be glad to donate the pressure basket and diffuser to anyone with a need.
I own a Gaggia Carezza and i've noticed that my portafilter (Portafilter with dual plastic spouts , #8301005000) is leaking - probably because the plastic has one nice crack...
After reading all the Q&A here, i assume that i can purchase the metal-one and it will fit my Carezza (i read that there is no real to buy the plastic one...) , however i wonder if i can simply remove the plastic from my machine or buy another part and get the same result ? i don't want to buy the whole assembly if I don't have to...
thanks in advance,
Will I need the 58mm tamper for this portafilter?
Just bought this to replace the original on my 5 year old Classic; the handle on the original cracked. The new portafilter is a bit different: the basket only has holes in the central area and has a small plastic insert under it that fits in the spout. The original had holes across the entire surface of the basket and no plastic insert. My question is about the plastic insert: can I use the standard powdered cleaners you sell when cleaning this? Does it require frequent or special cleaning? And for the basket: because it has fewer holes, should I also clean it more often?
After trying a couple of cups, it seems to increase the foaminess of the crema. Is that the intended effect?
I need to replace my portafilter to my gaggia classic. I think the original is stainless; however, I can only find replacement in Chrome. Do you think the original is Chrome? Does it matter?
We moved last January and I can't find the portafilter and basket for my Gaggia Classic. Winter's coming on. Does "Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts" include the basket or is it sold separately?
I have read that this will fit the Gaggia Classic... being a novice, what is the difference between the metal and plastic spouts?? Same price, need to buy one, what are the pros/cons of each? Thanks!
Does this Portafilter with Metal Souts fit the Baby Gaggia?
I bought the Baby Gaggia in Milano about 30 years ago. It has a cast iron boiler.
Will this fit a Gaggia Coffee purchased in 2002?
Will this work with my Gaggia Classic machine? My portafilter handle is broken and I don't know how to put the replacement on, especially since the screw (with the wierd nut-style top) is now completely bent from the last time I fixed the portafilter handle and couldn't get it screwed in tightly.