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Most commercial semi-automatics require backflushing on a daily basis to get rid of coffee residue and build-up that can change the taste of your espresso. This stainless steel disc is for use on machines with a 3-way solenoid valve. Simply place it in your portafilter along with backflush cleaner, and begin the process that should be detailed in your machines manual.
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will this fit the rancilio silvia v.3? i believe the rancilio has a 58mm portafilter. thanks!
Yes this will fit and also be carefull when backflusing your Silvia and follow all diections exactly
Does this fit a Gaggia Classic portafilter?
It will-however, Gaggia does not recommend that any of their home units (other than the Gaggia TS) be back-flushed. Descaling is the only recommended maintenance for those machines.
Hi, what damage can be done to a gaggia classic while backflushing?
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
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.
This will work very well and I prefer the steel to the rubber for just the point you made it will be more durable.
Will the stainless steel blind filter basket (for backflush) work on my Pasquini Livia 90 espresso machine?
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.