Gaggia Bottomless Portafilter - Factory Cut
- Product description
Smooth as silk factory produced Gaggia bottomless portafilter. Comes with a 21 gram triple basket. Universal part: fits all (Italian) models, commercial as well as domestic, with two exceptions: will not fit the Starbucks "Sirena" or Gaggia "Achille" models.
- ratings & reviews
- does not fit all Gaggia Classic machines Review by Jeff
This is a very nice quality bottomless portafilter. However, it did not fit my Gaggia Classic (purchased last year). Perhaps Gaggia has slightly changed the size of the grouphead? The diameter of this portafilter appeared to be just a few millimeters too big. So unfortunately, I had to return it. In general, however, I would highly recommend using a bottomless portafilter, as it will greatly improve one's crema (as well as one's technique).
(Posted on 1/13/2017)
- Awesome; only issue is if you really want to use triple basket Review by Craig
I'm a home espresso maker and have been curious about bottomless. Gotta say, I'm never going back. This works perfectly with my Gaggia Classic, using the double-shot basket that came w/machine. My only gripe is that the triple basket provided with this new portafilter springs up out of the pf, & futzing w/the spring doesn't seem to help; only option is using it w/out the spring, with the issues that entails. But this is not a big deal for me as I don't generally want to pull a triple. If you're on the fence, I can tell you this really does help you see how well you've done at the grind, dose and tamp. I've read stories of bottomless mishaps, but after pulling dozens of shots over a few weeks, it seems that's really overblown. I've pulled maybe two that were a little messy with some brief spray/misting; when all is right, that doesn't happen. I can also confirm that it's really fun to see the shot emerge w/nice tiger striping, which also helps you know when to stop the pull. Other benefits: lots more crema and better taste, due to not going through spouts. And lots easier to clean, too.
(Posted on 11/9/2016)
- Excellent Portafilter Review by Rob
Purchased for Gaggia Classic. I purchased it with the single shot basket. It comes with a triple basket and the Classic's double basket fits nicely. The unit looks great and has several advantages over the Classic's stock portafilter in addition to being bottomless:
-Handle is a little better (soft instead of hard plastic, rounded end instead of sharp end.
-Very easy to clean
-Retaining ring is much better - no filter baskets in the trash.
(Posted on 9/22/2016)
- Very happy with this portafilter Review by Joe
I purchased this bottomless portafilter for my Gaggia Classic and am very pleased with it. I also ordered the double basket to go with it which is very nice and fits my 58 mm tamper perfectly.
The portafilter is very high quality and it fits my classic perfectly (I use a silicone gasket). In addition to being able to see tiger striping, which is very telling and cool, another benefit that I didn't foresee is this portafilter is easier to keep clean with multiple uses than the stock one.
(Posted on 3/29/2016)
- A nice addition to my Gaggia Classic Review by Mark
The fit and finish on this portafilter is much nicer than the factory portafilter that I received with the unit. A bottomless portafilter is a great tool for learning how grind and tamping affects extraction.
(Posted on 1/28/2016)
- Very pleased Review by Dale
I purchased the bottomless portafilter for a Gaggia classic. The fit and build quality are fine. We are making better espresso with this than with the factory supplied portafilter.
(Posted on 5/6/2015)
- Great fit for Gaggia Classic Review by Stiven
Fits perfectly on the Gaggia Classic, and the texture of the crema is a lot fluffier. It's also a lot easier to clean than the original portalfilter.
The triple basket that comes with it works very well too. I highly recommend this portafilter if you own a Classic.
(Posted on 4/28/2015)
- Amazing addition to my gaggia classic Review by john
This bottomless portafilter is nothing less than amazing. Excellent quality chroming over solid brass casting makes for a quality piece.
It's handsdown twice as nice and easy to use as the factory added portafilter. The crema from the bottomless is off the hook! Nothing but crema and I'm not sure why, but that's what it is.
I'd strongly recommend this addition if you're looking for the best extractions from your gaggia.
(Posted on 4/2/2015)