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  1. Rancilio Silvia Bottomless Naked Portafilter complete with 21g basket Both the portafilter handle and basket are in excellent condition. Any questions please just ask £35.00 including postage
  2. Hi, For anyone interested, I'm selling a new 54mm Sage Bottomless Portafilter, ordered from Sage and hand machined for £46.50. These have a unique group fitting, only for use on Sage and Breville 54mm coffee machines like the Duo Temp Pro. I believe it's also compatible with these machines... BES810, BES840, BES860 and BES870. Please check compatibility with your machine though. A friend of mine with a Sage Duo Temp Pro expressed a lot of interest in having a bottomless portafilter like the one I was using on my Rocket. Without thinking I sung the praises of bottomless portafilters... They're great for figuring out how to make fantastic shots, diagnosing shot issues and the coffee only ever touches your basket and your cup. Once you've got your shot dialled in, there's less cleaning and dripping over your worktop, and of course... it's a unique and enjoyable way to make coffee. However, the small flaw in my sales pitch came about when he mentioned that he'd looked everywhere and Sage and Breville only sell a bottomless portafilter for their top of the range 58mm machines, and the only way to get a bottomless portafilter for the unique 54mm group head was to buy a custom made one or make one yourself... So weeks later, and more conversations about bottomless portafilters, I decided to surprise him and order a new portafilter from Sage, and machine it myself as I fortunately have all of the metalworking tools required. He was blown away with the result, so mission successful, and he suggested that I sell these online as there are probably others like him. So here we are!
  3. The pros and cons of using a naked Portafilter crops up from time and there is a suspense-ridden thread just started by GrahamS: http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?30914-Place-your-bets while we wait to see how far up his kitchen wall and along his floor he can get his first naked PF shot. I assume entirely by coincidence, today's Perfect Daily Grind provide a non-scientific review of four reasons to go naked - but it's still an entertaining read: http://www.perfectdailygrind.com/2016/03/espresso-machine-mods-4-reasons-use-naked-portafilter/?utm_source=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=deae6b0f6f-April_5_Newsletter4_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5c3eb4dc6-deae6b0f6f-153460069
  4. This one... http://www.happydonkey.co.uk/faema-bottomless-portafilter.html New and unused, bought for my Alex Duetto but the lugs didn't fit. Guess it will cost about a fiver postage so let's say £15 delivered.
  5. As it says I have a bottomless pf for a Gaggia which includes a good quality basket in the price. This has never been used as my partner put it away in its original packaging and then promptly forgot where she put it. Only a week after I sold my Gaggia Classic did she remember where it was. I would like to recover my purchase price but will cover the cost of postage. So its £30 and post and packaging is included in the price.
  6. Sean

    PF blowing off

    The last couple of days, whilst admiring an unusually rare perfect pour, my Sage bottomless keeps blowing off when under pressure. Nothing has changed in what I do or use. It just unwinds itself and pops off, haven't lost a cup yet thankfully! Is there a known cause of this? I might try a different PF later and see if it makes a difference. Everything is clean and nothing looks wrong around shower head etc.
  7. As per the description, I've got a couple of E61 bottomless/naked portafilters - brand new, never used and with triple baskets. N.B One now sold, one available at this price. (Edited by Rob666) Lovely and shiny, removed from the packing for the sake of photographing - but back in it now... £25 + postage at cost (which will probably be small parcel territory at around £3-£4) Shades Photos below:
  8. Gaggia Classic Pre Philip - Heavily Modded (PID, OPV, IMS shower screen, Silvia Wand, bottomless PF, IMS double filter) - £200 ono inc postage Machine was stripped and rebuilt and descaled this week I did notice that after the descale the steam wand may not be fully closing but this really is minimal when at steam temp and I assume with passing more water it would close fully again as it worked perfectly before. This comes with a lot of extras to list for this so will do my best but everything you see is included. Motta 58mm Tamper 2 xGaggia portafilters Bottomless portafilter Backflushing blank filter 2 x Original Gaggia double filter baskets 1 X 21g filter Basket (Came with Bottomless unknow make) 1 X IMS 12/18G Filter Basket Original Steam Wand Original Shower Screen Original Double and Single Pressurised filters and creama device Original Spare Pump Original Classic "Spoon" Now has a MrShades enclosure, cables tidied etc
  9. Hi we have two ECM PF handles, a double and single spout... only the double spout really ever gets used, with the single just with the blind filter permanently attached. I was wondering how easy it would be to grind out the bottom of the PF, and if there is anyone on here who is particularly good at doing this, who might consider doing it for me, for due consideration? Robert
  10. New in box Edesia Espress 51mm La Pavoni bottomless portafilter holder and 14g basket. Not required as I got the Coffee Sensor one to fit my La Pav, it comes with an internal spring clip and black plastic handle. Asking £30 collected Barking/East London or posted for £33 RM 2nd class. PP gift or cash on collection.
  11. Sage 58mm Bottomless PF - £50 Great condition. Price includes UK P&P.
  12. If you're looking for a bean supplier I never fail to be excited when making coffee using Limini beans. Fresh roasted per order and most importantly consistent. No sugar required in the espresso. [video=youtube_share;Dmr_K5hiFO8]
  13. .....with my bottomless portafilter. well, I didn't spray the walls or ceiling (impressed) all i I got in the way of problems was one or two very, very fine jets of espresso. What is the cause?
  14. As it says in the title, I'm looking for a bottomless portafilter to use with my Sage Dual Boiler.
  15. OK I've spent a long time working on this, and I haven't got it completely solved, so it's time to ask for help. I'm pretty sure I must be doing something wrong, so I've tried to describe my technique as well as I can. I'm using a Cremina 2003 (49mm baskets) and a Rosco Mini hand grinder. On the shelf and currently not in use are a Caravel and a Pharos hand grinder (I use the Rosco because the Pharos grind seems less even). My routine is as follows: 1) Grind 16.5g weighed beans 2) Tip from plastic cup into an Elektra double basket with an OE dosing funnel 3) WDT with a paper clip, doing little circles about the same diameter as the radius of the basket 4) A little side to side wiggling/shaking to move grinds into the middle and some tapping bottom of basket on counter to get a nice level top 5) Remove dosing funnel, usually a little tap on the counter to let the grinds settle into the gap left by the dosing funnel 6) Tamp with 49.4mm RB tamper, no idea what pressure but just what feels right. Basket is just on counter, not in portafilter at this point. 7) Put basket into bottomless portafilter, into machine, lever brought up slowly, then down until first drops show through bottom of basket, then lever up (the drops stop) and preinfuse for about 6 seconds 8) Firm pull resulting in about 30g coffee in 28-30 seconds, no shower screen imprint on puck, which knocks out dry and intact I believe I'm doing everything I'm meant to be doing, but I'm still getting channelling. Once in a while I get a nice central pull with no channeling, but I haven't worked out how to repeat it. I don't get spritzes ever really. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated! Thanks, Simon
  16. I'm after a good portafilter for my machine. i have one already, but it cups around the base of the basket far too much. When using an 18g basket the outer droplets that form always end up running around the rim and down the bloomin handle! What a mess!!! looking at pics online, others seem to be much more open, allowing the droplets to merge normally. Recommendations welcome.
  17. I'm selling a bottomless PF with non-pressurised double basket and deep blank basket (both from Happy Donkey). It's not had much use (truth be told, I don't think I've ever used the double basket) so it's in great condition. £25 for the lot, which includes P&P. Picture of the blank basket to follow.
  18. Hello, Does anyone have any experience with bottomless portafilters for the Vetrano 2B (essentially a Verona)? I'd like to get one (and probably a fancy VST basket, just because...) but I don't know whether any E61 fitting portafilter will work or if I need to get one which says it's compatible with the specific machine. Thanks for your help.
  19. I'm still trying to get to the bottom of my untwisting PF saga. Sage sent me a new silicone seal but it has alleviated the problem. Machine has been fully cleaned and it still happens. My elimination has concluded that this only happens with the bottomless. it's the only common factor. Doesn't happen with standard PF no matter the basket used, but happens on bottomless whichever basket. The lugs on the two PF are different and I'm trying to determine if this is normal of the bottomless. They are more slanted/tapered. Please show me yours! http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4892/LpnW8h.jpg
  20. Standard ordeal, two used portafilters for sale with the e61 fitment, both with springs but no basket. There both real nice PF's just been making too many bike purchases to warrant them sitting around, I wouldn't need too much persuasion to add my 14g LM Strada basket into the mix either really. I don't think £25 (left - no chrome stripe) and £28 (right - *chrome stripe on handle) plus post is too bad - extra £10er and I'll post whichever you want with the strada basket. Any questions just fire away... Cheers, Callum *editted a silly typo .... duuuurrrrrrrrrr
  21. Hi, I'm new to the forum and have already found lots of useful information. I just putting together my home setup, pretty sure I'm going for an ECM. During my research I have noticed that many use a bottomless portafilter, is this something that is recommended to finesse my technique or should the money be spent elsewhere. Thanks
  22. Clearing out some of my coffee corner, and came across a couple of these... brand new Faema E61 style bottomless portafilters with basket. Wings are 7.2mm, and I currently use a similar one in my Izzo Duetto with 8mm group gasket. It locks in, but doesn't rotate quite as far as an original Izzo one - due to the slightly thicker wings - but never had a problem, and have been using it for the last 8 years or so. Updated: ALL SOLD - Thanks! Anyway - these are both brand new and unused. Selling individually at £15 each + postage at cost. (and at this price, I'm just looking to sell them quickly - and won't be entertaining any "I bought this hoping it would fit my XXXX machine, it doesn't so can I return it?" messing around!)
  23. Hi I'm selling my gaggia bottomless portafilter with 21g triple basket. Used once, perfect condition. selling for £20 shipped. Alternatively I could swap it for a motta 12oZ milk jug. i am looking to buy this jug if anyone is selling? Thanks, Rich
  24. Bottomless E61 portafilter. Two handles Bakelite & NBR Rubber. The bottom plate is held into the main body with a silicone O-ring. Inserted whilst cold the plate is firmly gripped & held as it heats up. Beautifully made in stainless steel. These PFs sell on Amazon at anything up to £250 but are available at Bella Barista for £95 including VAT & postage. I purchased this one from a well respected Forum Member a few weeks ago prior to confirming the sale of my Vesuvius. Unfortunately it does not fit my new machine. Am offering the PF as described £40 delivered. Includes everything except the shown double spout
  25. Hi there! First post, and I had a question about options for little mods I've googled and searched this forum for many bottomless portafilter options for the Gaggia Classic. However, there seems to be some discrepancy with the post-2015 models. I have the newer post-2015 model, and many places that sell the "universal" bottomless portafilters say it is meant for pre-2015 classic models. Are there any bottomless portafilter options that will indeed work with the post-2015 model? Are there any with wooden handles? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bottomless-Naked-Portafilter-Italian-Walnut-Handle-Gaggia-Classic-Coffee-Machine/162378179782?epid=1269077264&hash=item25ce7e64c6:g:cCoAAOSwcwhVKTCQ Would this work for my Gaggia Classic? It says it is 57mm.. but others on the forums have noted it works fine. Also, are there any other drip tray options that are smaller? I just can't fit even a 300mL mug under my grouphead. I think there was a fairly expensive stainless steel option, but just wondering if there were any more options
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