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Date: 11 Oct 2006 02:08:11
From: stanster@gmail.com
Subject: compatible with the saeco (Sbux Barista) ?
i, like, a million other people on this site own a starbux barista with
a pressurized pf. however i don't really like the pf that saeco sells
for their machines. so my question is if any other brand of portafilter
could work with my machine...

i know solis does, but the quality isn't really a step up.
i'd like to know if i could buy for example, a la spaziale bottomless
53mm pf and have it fit my machine.

much appreciated.





 
Date: 11 Oct 2006 12:07:40
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: compatible with the saeco (Sbux Barista) ?
If you take your pressurized PF apart and toss out all the little springs
and levers it will no longer be a pressurized PF. Drill out a bigger hole in
the bottom center for good measure. Leave the large o-ring around the bottom
in place - the edge of the basket must seal against this o-ring. It's not
hard to do and it costs nothing.



<stanster@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1160557691.840123.269280@e3g2000cwe.googlegroups.com...
> i, like, a million other people on this site own a starbux barista with
> a pressurized pf. however i don't really like the pf that saeco sells
> for their machines. so my question is if any other brand of portafilter
> could work with my machine...
>
> i know solis does, but the quality isn't really a step up.
> i'd like to know if i could buy for example, a la spaziale bottomless
> 53mm pf and have it fit my machine.
>
> much appreciated.
>




 
Date: 11 Oct 2006 05:47:04
From: daveb
Subject: Re: compatible with the saeco (Sbux Barista) ?
No. not much you can do here . . .

Dave
Saeco / Gaggia service SE
877 286 2833

stanster@gmail.com wrote:
> i, like, a million other people on this site own a starbux barista with
> a pressurized pf. however i don't really like the pf that saeco sells
> for their machines. so my question is if any other brand of portafilter
> could work with my machine...
>
> i know solis does, but the quality isn't really a step up.
> i'd like to know if i could buy for example, a la spaziale bottomless
> 53mm pf and have it fit my machine.
>
> much appreciated.



 
Date: 11 Oct 2006 10:13:10
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: compatible with the saeco (Sbux Barista) ?
>a la spaziale bottomless
>53mm pf and have it fit my machine.

No. You might want to try for a Nemox Sprint or Napoletana pf, still the
same brass casting but a better handle. The LS portafilter was designed for
filter baskets with rolled edges.


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Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au