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I've been on the lookout for one of these for ages as the aluminium dispersion plate on my Classic has seen better days. They have previously been offered for a very good price by forum members, but this is the best offer I've seen from an online shop:

http://www.theespressoshop.co.uk/en/Gaggia-Brass-Shower-Plate-Holder-57x14mm---WGA16G1002/m-1976.aspx

 

Good prices on other bits too from what I've seen.

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That's where I got mine and probably as cheap as your going to get one.


What's the point...it'll only change soon!

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Does it make a big difference when fitted on a Classic?


Espresso: Gaggia Classic (2002) w/ MrShades PID / Fiorenzato F5 - Filter: Rhino hand grinder / Aeropress / V60

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Wont make a massive difference but will help maintain a steadier heat


What's the point...it'll only change soon!

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What is the reason for this mod. I have noticed my shower plate holder always leaves a metallic residue when wet and seems to be dissolving when cleaned using Cafiza. Wondering if this needs swapping out?

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What is the reason for this mod. I have noticed my shower plate holder always leaves a metallic residue when wet and seems to be dissolving when cleaned using Cafiza. Wondering if this needs swapping out?

 

Yes it does , for those reasons:good:

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I got mine from there too along with a 200 micron IMS shower screen & a couple blue silicon grouphead gaskets. You don't get screws with any of that however so if you want/need shiny new replacements you have to order them separately.

 

The benefits are pretty much as previously stated being brass not aly.


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Nowhere couldn't find this


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Nowhere couldn't find this
Here you go.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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Keep an eye of theespressoshop. Every few weeks they come in stock


Gaggia Classic 2010 PID(IMS 200µm shower screen&Brass Dispersion Plate&OPV&Steam Wand Modded) | Kinu M47 V3 Niche Zero | Bottomless Portafilter&VST Ridgeless 15gr and 18gr | Decent Tamper V2 | MouMou 58mm Distribution Tool | 2X 64oz Airscapes & CoffeeVac

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this is the one with 6 holes. On ebay, one of the buyers commented this design cause jetting. I believe the hole on the left lining up to the water exit (or at least very close) on group head. I might be wrong tho. I have the classic 4 hole design brass plate and it is ace.


Gaggia Classic 2010 PID(IMS 200µm shower screen&Brass Dispersion Plate&OPV&Steam Wand Modded) | Kinu M47 V3 Niche Zero | Bottomless Portafilter&VST Ridgeless 15gr and 18gr | Decent Tamper V2 | MouMou 58mm Distribution Tool | 2X 64oz Airscapes & CoffeeVac

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this is the one with 6 holes. On ebay, one of the buyers commented this design cause jetting. I believe the hole on the left lining up to the water exit (or at least very close) on group head. I might be wrong tho. I have the classic 4 hole design brass plate and it is ace.
I'm sure I saw one previously with grub screws in 2 of the holes for when using in a domestic machine but can't find it now. It might have been an ebay listing that isn't there any more.

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Espresso shop have em back in stock fyi

Ordered one and the ims shower screen


Gaggia Classic Chrome - Mignon Specialita 55

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Just received two brass shower plate holders. Will test them tomorrow, although I still don't have IMS screens. Step by step upgrades :)


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Ahh thats a shame
What is?

Lelit Bianca PL162T / SGP

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Apologies to revive the old thread, I'm looking to get a new shower plate holder as mine certainly has seen better days, evidence of corrosion seen after some cafiza.

I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between the commercial (6 hole?) vs the normal 4 hole brass shower holder plate? from the pictures, it looks like the 4-hole one has larger diameter holes, whereas the 6-hole one has smaller holes. Would the smaller holes not cause jetting? or am i overthinking this.

Thanks, Egglet

 

 

links below:

commercial 6-hole https://www.theespressoshop.co.uk/en/GB/Gaggia-Commercial-Shower-Plate-Holder-57x14mm-OEM---WGA16G1002/m-3611.aspx?PartnerID=22&utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=UnitedKingdom&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhPfkBRD0ARIsAAcYycFzyx2g8sQazEMdrmz8qA_-gkODijobGfvbxB-jgdpdlVdfKbywH9caAt6IEALw_wcB

 

normal 4-hole https://www.theespressoshop.co.uk/en/Gaggia-Brass-Shower-Plate-Holder-57x14mm---WGA16G1002-Reviews/r-1976.aspx

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The six smaller holes probably equate to the same surface area as the four larger ones in the other plate giving the same flow through the plate but a more uniform spread.

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It doesn't matter how you get there it's only the end result that matters

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Awesome yes that does answer my question. must've skipped it when I was trying to find threads on it.

Thanks for your help! Egglet.

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