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  1. Yes, I shouted at the TV and held my head in my hands when I realised it was a 2015 model. I think he thought everything from 2015 didn’t have a solenoid valve. [emoji51]
  2. Ok, you won’t notice the uneven extraction/jetting then
  3. It’s more noticeable with a bottomless Porto filter
  4. Pretty sure I remember people having issues with this on the classic. The other one is a direct replacement.
  5. Sorry, I was a little later than anticipated. I would sat Alum 2mm and Brass 4mm (maybe even 4.5mm). The opening is a little tapered on the brass.
  6. I’ll measure the aluminium and brass ones later tonight...
  7. Should I move back to the Aluminium shower plate holder? https://coffeeforums.co.uk/index.php?/topic/57666-Should-I-move-back-to-the-Aluminium-shower-plate-holder%3F
  8. I get the push for a more scientifically safe metal, but it’s odd to promote those benefits over the operation of your machine. Especially given the water sits in an aluminium boiler anyway.
  9. Yup, back to perfect extractions. No channelling and perfectly even water distribution. Why did people start the craze for brass shower plate holders! [emoji20]
  10. Ok, so I received the new stainless steel plate holder today. It’s interesting seeing all of them together, you can definitely see that the brass one is the odd one out. The four holes are much smaller and there is less of an explicit ridge for the shower plate to sit on. No wonder I have trouble with extractions! For the record the new stainless steel one is pretty similar in form to the original 2003 aluminium version. Now to try it out... Alum / Steel / Brass
  11. Espresso Shop https://www.theespressoshop.co.uk/Mobile/en/Gaggia-Classic-Shower-Plate-Holder-Diffuser---DY0036A/m-m-1969.aspx
  12. That’s good to hear. I wanted stainless steel when I bought the brass one, but I think it was a professional version with a different arrangements on the holes to the original ally version. Pleased there is now a direct replacement
  13. Do you have a link to that thread? Honestly, I have had this brass plate holder on for a year and I have tried everything to make the extraction even...but now I’m throwing in the towel.
  14. That’s awesome thank you! I’ve just ordered the Gaggia branded stainless steel shower plate holder - it looks like they see this as a direct replacement for the ally one, so hopefully I’ll have a better success. Pretty sure the brass one is a third party part (could be wrong)
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