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James Klinger

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at 08-26-2013 6:20pm
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout

Hello,
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.
Best regards,
JK

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Stephen Martin Thank you for trying the pressure filter basket and diffuser. You confirmed my suspicion. I never tried mine as I figured it was a gimmick.

08-26-2013 7:43pm |

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DanielCulver Not knowing all the circumstances of your machine, switching to the pressure filter if your shower screen is a little plugged will give these same poor results. Just a thought on something to check first. In my experience using Gaggia pressure filters on 3 different machine, they give very fine results; I would check all other variables and try quite a few espressos before moving on. :)

09-04-2013 9:50am |

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James Klinger Hello, Screen is clean per usual routine maintenance; Adequate tamp pressure and proper grind works great without restrictive inserts to create crema/acceptable espresso which can be required on some machines with inadequate pump pressure. Didn't need a pressure diffuser but did need proper sized portafilter.....offer still stands.....free pressure filter basket w/diffuser (used once) to anyone needing it. Postage required. The portafilter itself is great.

09-09-2013 1:06pm |

zvi fer

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at 08-07-2013 12:43pm
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout

Greetings,
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,
ZF

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Maggie M You can just get a spout to replace the cracked plastic if you like, or we have metal ones as well. The nice thing about that particular portafilter is that you can use either one! Please call us at 1-888-411-5282, option 3, and we will be happy to assist you.

08-14-2013 5:00pm |

Jose Gabela

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at 07-16-2013 1:46am
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout

Will I need the 58mm tamper for this portafilter?

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Mary Ann Colvin Hi Jose, This portafilter does go with 58mm tampers.

07-17-2013 4:27pm |

Mark Schlack

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at 07-06-2013 5:47pm
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout
Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout

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?

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DanielCulver What you have now is a pressure filter basket. The plastic diffuser insert should be used at all times with pressure filters. If you fail to use the diffuser, the hot coffee or cleaning liquid will shoot straight out the sides of the double down spout making a mess on any nearby objects or walls. The pressure filter does increase the crema. You can order separate open filter baskets as desired.

07-08-2013 12:17pm |

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DanielCulver Sorry MArk, I just remembered to add that you can order a replacement handle for your old portafilter from Whole Latte Love. If they don't have it for you, they can send you in the right direction, but I believe this is the one you are looking for; http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia-4332037000.cfm

07-09-2013 11:41pm |

Nancy Earley

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at 05-18-2013 2:50pm
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Gaggia Portafilter with Chrome Double-Spout

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?

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DanielCulver The original probably was chrome plated brass like all the Gaggia portafilters I've ever seen. They are very well made and should give many years of good service. If you have pealing or flaking chrome around the lugs just sand smooth. Compared to stainless steel, chrome or brass is far less abrasive to mating surfaces and it is preferred. It is best to have as much of the wear as possible on the portafilter than the group or brewhead given the cost of replacement.

05-20-2013 12:03pm |

JANET LILES

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at 10-09-2012 10:18am
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts

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?

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mjackson ♦ Janet,
The basket is sold separately. Give us a call and awe can get one ordered for you .

10-15-2012 8:26am |

jfeerick

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at 09-15-2012 3:29pm
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts

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!

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mjackson ♦ J- There really is no difference. I would get the metal if it was me as I like the durability of the metal. I can think of no advantage the plastic ones have.

09-17-2012 8:25am |

Michael Tepper

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at 06-09-2012 11:31am
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts

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.

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mjackson ♦ Michael,

Yes that portafilter should work. I am pretty sure. They have not changed the grouphead as far as I know for a number of years. I have been here a while but as far as I know it will work.

06-11-2012 10:30am |

Rod Smith

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at 04-09-2012 5:35pm
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Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts

Will this fit a Gaggia Coffee purchased in 2002?

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mjackson ♦ Rod,

Yes the portafilter will fit. Unless it is a lever model or the Achillee then it takes a different portafilter. If it is a traditional Gaggia then this portafilter will fit it perfectly.

04-10-2012 8:05am |

Karin Frazer

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at 03-28-2012 11:29am
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts
Gaggia Portafilter with Metal Spouts

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.

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mjackson ♦ Karin,

Yes these will work. I would say it is time to get a new portafilter handle and this is the correct replacement part. Let us know if you have any more questions.

03-30-2012 8:36am |

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