Faema/E61 Group Head Portafilter Gasket
73 x 57 x 8mm
Faema group head gasket. Probably the most common group head gasket used today, the F_59 is used in some models of Brasilia, Bravo, ECM, Faema, Futurmat, Gaggia (Espagna - Italcrem), Grimac, La Pavoni, Sorrento (ECM), Vibiemme (VBM) and VFA.
If your portafilters are worn, they may be engaging too far to the right (and if you don't want to buy new portafilters), you may want to consider purchasing the thicker F_60, a 9mm gasket.
SEMI-COMMERCIAL MODEL USERS BEWARE! Models such as the Expobar, ECM Giotto, Isomac and Quickmill claim to have an E61 group head, and for the most part they are, but we have found that these gaskets are a bit too tight on the inside diameter. We recommend the W_556A instead.
Suitable for some, but not all, models of:
I've tried the softer E-61 gasket, it's hard to get a complete seal with that one on my machine (Faema Carisma). This one works really well and doesn't break the bank.
Fit perfectly, durable material, definely recommended.
ditto to "Rick
The Faema/E-61 Group Head Portafilter Gasket is my favorite gasket in the world. I have experienced many gaskets in my lifetime, and I can honestly say none can compare to this one. It is soft and supple, with excellent gasketization. The shape of it... so perfectly round. Yet with a gentle squeeze it can become oval. It is truly a magical thing. And my espresso tastes amazing too! I pulled a shot just this morning that tasted like heaven in a cup -- thanks, no doubt, to my new Faema/E-61 Group Head Portafilter Gasket. I would recommend this gasket to anyone seeking a new gasket. You won't be disappointed.
This gasket fits my 1961 President perfectly (it's the Zodiac group.) If your portafilters are spinning further around in the group, get the larger one. I actually bought that one for my other group and it did the trick. The real kicker is the Espresso Parts service: the process and ship quickly so I don't have to go into caffeine withdrawls!