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Silvia came with a 14g basket.

Will an 18g basket fit in the portafilter or do I need to get a naked one?

Also is the generic naked portafilter as good as the Rancilio one?

Thanks

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The Rancilio 18 gram basket is a great fit for the spouted portafilter. Much better design/material quality than the stock double that came with my Silvia. Part # is 40-100-103 and depending on roast level my average dose is 18.8-19.2 grams. It works so well I wouldn't bother with even trying aftermarket baskets at this point. 

No idea on the generic portafilter fitment...

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Yeah between the 14-15 gram doses I was stuck with using as well as the lame monstrous hex head screen screw digging into the puck causing channeling I just wasn't getting the quality extractions I was looking for. Switching to that basket and the flush mount screen kit made a HUGE difference. In the past I've read that it was thought/assumed that Rancilio incorporated those parts to somewhat control the doses being used to adhere to 'Italian standards', but I have always been a fan of updosing every setup I've had as 14 grams won't cut it for what I shoot for. I will honestly say that with some tweaking to the Silvia it's as capable as any machine made once you get things dialed in. Definitely the most unforgiving machine I've ever used, but definitely worth the effort to tame it.

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On 02/05/2020 at 09:07, shadow745 said:

Yeah between the 14-15 gram doses I was stuck with using as well as the lame monstrous hex head screen screw digging into the puck causing channeling I just wasn't getting the quality extractions I was looking for. Switching to that basket and the flush mount screen kit made a HUGE difference. In the past I've read that it was thought/assumed that Rancilio incorporated those parts to somewhat control the doses being used to adhere to 'Italian standards', but I have always been a fan of updosing every setup I've had as 14 grams won't cut it for what I shoot for. I will honestly say that with some tweaking to the Silvia it's as capable as any machine made once you get things dialed in. Definitely the most unforgiving machine I've ever used, but definitely worth the effort to tame it.

Can you tell me where you got your flush mount kit?

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Ok, thank you,was hoping you'd found one in the UK!

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