Portafilter Pressure Gauge Kit
- Product description
Some assembly required.
- 1 x Adapter fitting
- 1 x Stainless steel screen
- 1 x White PTFE gasket
- 1 x Pressure gauge
Place the screen in the 3/8" female portion where the portafilter threads on. The white gasket goes on top of this. Thread on to the portafilter. Thread on the gauge (use PTFE tape).
Complete 3/8" portafilter fitting and pressure gauge for easy to use, quick maintenance on your machine. Measure pump dispensing pressure right at the group head.
- ratings & reviews
- Great for adjusting brew pressure Review by Mel
My Gaggia Classic was set to 13 1/2 bar from factory. The only way I could get good crema was to tamp coffee in basket as hard as I could push down. Otherwise, hot water was pumped through coffee too fast, resulting in strong coffee (not espresso) and no crema. With the Portafilter Pressure Gauge Kit I was able to adjust pressure down to between 9 - 10 bar. This has resulted in reliable espresso, brew time and crema at normal (30 lb.) tamping pressure.
(Posted on 7/21/2016)
- Best accesory to my Gaggia Classic Review by Beltran
Seen many ways to make it cheaper, it was worth the extra $20.00 I spent. No leeks, no guessing, no anything, install it, meassure, correct the OPV and everything perfect.
To anyone reading this review, make the investment, it is worth it.
(Posted on 7/9/2016)
- Good and I learned something Review by Timothy
This is a nice kit, and comes with a good oil filed gauge that doesn't shake. At first, I had trouble getting the gauge to register any pressure and I got support from espresso parts who sent me a new gauge. I have a rancilio silvia. Here is what I learned to make it work (turned out original gauge was fine).
The portafiliter that came with my 2001 silvia has a notch in the rim. With a basket installed, it creates a tight seal with the gasket in the group head so it's fine to pull shots. However, it means you need a basket installed to create a seal with the group head. With the guage installed, there is no where for the water to go, so the water exits between the portafilter and the basket. I ended up putting large rubber bands around the basket before putting it in the portafiliter and this held the pressure enough for the gauge to work. I recommend to others to either A) remove the basket (I expect for most people this is the case), or B) do as I did and create a tight seal between the basket the portafilter.
TLDR: I had a unique situation, espressoparts had great support, this product it good.
(Posted on 2/9/2016)
- Does what it should... Review by Jan
This gauge threaded right into the spouted PF of my CC1. It displays pressure at the portafilter easily and conveniently. There's really not a lot to say - screw it in, turn on the machine, and see its pressure. The only thing to keep in mind is that pressure to a blank puck vs. one with grounds will differ slightly.
(Posted on 3/26/2015)