file Naked/crotchless/bottomless portafilter

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12 years 7 months ago #2197 by caffiend
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Thanks for caring enough to post here!!

I bought it in Jan or Feb of this year.

Overall, the quality of the naked PF looks good. (Althoug, the tight locking springs coupled almost razor sharp bottom edge ended up drawing blood the first time I removed the basket it came with :P)

Two things I have noticed when comparing to the Rancillio PF:

1. The wings on the bottomless PF stick out slightly more than the Rancillio (wider overall circumference) - but I don't think this interferes with fit in the Silvia

2. The baskets sit higher up in the naked PF. This (I think) makes it a much tighter fit. However, I can usually get a good seal with minimal leakage. I do wonder if this will wear out the gasket though. Now when I use the original Rancillio PF, it fits much less snuggly.

I'm thinking about attempting to manually file the rim down a bit where the basket sits - but I don't want to ruin anything.

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12 years 7 months ago #2206 by caffiend
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when I demo'd them it was a great fit with the handle turned to about 90 degrees (yes - turned less than with the standard Rancilio pf). As long as the PF is not too close to the disengagement point it should be fine


To reply to your comment, while it gets snug at about 90 degrees, I find that it will leak when pouring a shot unless I force it around to almost the point where the Rancilio PF would sit.

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12 years 6 months ago #2238 by Dom1183
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caffiend wrote:

when I demo'd them it was a great fit with the handle turned to about 90 degrees (yes - turned less than with the standard Rancilio pf). As long as the PF is not too close to the disengagement point it should be fine


To reply to your comment, while it gets snug at about 90 degrees, I find that it will leak when pouring a shot unless I force it around to almost the point where the Rancilio PF would sit.




So how is it working now? Would you recommend this PF from this retailer?

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12 years 6 months ago #2240 by Dom1183
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So how is this working for you now? Still tight and leaking?

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12 years 6 months ago #2243 by caffiend
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To be fair, the bottomless PF from greatinfusions does work. It just doesn't fit as well as the Rancilio PF. Using it with the Rancilio 2-shot basket, I can consistently get it to poor a shot without leaking, I just have to force the handle around, well, quite forcefully. The only drawback to this, I guess, is perhaps faster wear of the group head gasket.

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12 years 6 months ago #2245 by Dom1183
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I noticed you didn't mention the triple basket.
I guess that's not going to happen is it?

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