Cafelat Silicone Group Gasket - 8.4 mm Rancilio

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CAF_17
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78 mm x 58 mm x 8.4 mm thick, fits all models of Rancilio.

However, this is NOT recommended the Silvia. We have been receiving reports that the material is too soft, and excessive force is required to seat the portafilter.

The Cafelat and "RC" side faces up when installing.

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SKU CAF_17
Manufacturer Cafelat
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Some product history and notes:

  • The reason silicone was chosen as the material is purely from a cleanliness point of view, the gaskets are neutral and do not have any smell or taste  
  • They do not bake hard so removal is easier
  • No need to crank the portafilter tight in the machine as you would a hard EPDM rubber (the industry standard) gasket
  • Always use a silicone lubricant such as food safe white grease. Silicone does not like petroleum based grease 
  • When installing do not use a sharp screwdriver to push them in, the silicone will break. Use the portafilter with the basket removed to install  
  • Silicone gaskets have have been found to hold up longer than EPDM rubber, but this is not promoted, promotional focus is mainly towards the cleanliness benefit.
  • All batches are tested, the manufacture use FDA approved silicone and have them independently tested in Hong Kong  

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