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Bottomless Portafilter 58mm with Triple Basket

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Get to the bottom of a perfect espresso shot with this heavy, chrome-plated brass Bottomless Portafilter with an included triple filter basket and spring clip.
Bottomless Portafilter 58mm with Triple Basket

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Get to the bottom of a perfect espresso shot with this heavy, chrome-plated brass Bottomless Portafilter with an included triple filter basket and spring clip. The 58mm Bottomless Portafilter Fits:

  • E61 Brewhead models including
    • Rancilio Silvia and Rancilio Epoca Models
    • Quick Mill Vetrano, Andreja Premium, Anita, Alexia, Silvano
    • Izzo Alex, Alex II and Alex Duetto
    • Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus, Giotto Professional, Giotto Evoluzione, Cellini Premium Plus, Cellini Professional, Cellini Evoluzione, Cellini Classic
    • Grimac Royal Falcon la Valentina
    • Expobar Brewtus II
    • and other E61 models

Pros
  • Yum! - Bottomless portafilters can provide better flavor and heat retention for a yummier espresso shot.
  • Get Schooled - This is a great learning tool to observe your espresso extraction to see if tamping was done properly.
Cons
  • Messy Marvin - The extraction can be spurty, messy, or misty if your tamping was uneven or your grind was clumpy.
How Does it Compare? The model we currently stock is not the same appearance as the bottomless portafilter that appears in this video. The product photo is correct.
Tips and Tricks Keep your portafilter clean with frequent wiping or by using Cafiza.
Width 58mm
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.0000
Size 58mm
Material Chrome
Manufacturer Rancilio

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Bottomless Portafilter 58mm with Triple Basket
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A shopper asked: Can a single/double basket be placed in this 58mm bottomless portafilter? Aug 14, 2012
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Jack k: No, at least I have not been able to, what you see is what you get. I have stopped using mine because it sprays coffee between the filter and the seal on my Rancillo and tends to make a mess that I'm unwilling to deal with every time I make an espresso. Other reviews I have read state the same thing, personal preference if someone is willing to put up with cleaning after drawing an espresso, I'm not. Hope this answers your question. Jack Aug 14, 2012
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William D: I have a Cellini Evoluzione. It's double and single baskets fit perfectly with this bottomless portafilter, and I suspect any other 58mm baskets will fit properly as well. I've been using my single and double baskets in this PF everyday for over two years now. The only thing you might notice is a slight height difference depending on the baskets used. I've had no problems and being able to watch the shots pour is incredibly useful. Aug 14, 2012
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Bill T: It is my understanding that the bottomless portafilter is made by simply cutting off the bottom of a standard portafilter and inserting a deeper basket. I have never tried to swap out my baskets but it appears that there should be no reason that it would not work.

The Seattle Coffee Gear bottomless portafilter is a high quality product and I highly recommend it.
Aug 14, 2012
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Donald H: Yes, it can. I prefer to use my double as I prefer it to the triple that came with this bottomless portafilter.

The double (and single) just snap right in just as you'd expect.
Aug 14, 2012
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Michael N: Yes you can place any basket in the portafilter as long as it is the correct diameter. The single and double just don't extend beyond the cut area of the bottomless one. Aug 15, 2012
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Teri KStaff: Yes, you can remove the triple basket that comes with this bottomless portafilter and brew with a single or double basket instead. Aug 14, 2012
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Thomas D C: Yes, you can place a single, double, or triple basket in a bottomless filter. Aug 14, 2012
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Jeremy H: Yes! As long as it's 58mm, any size basket will fit! Aug 14, 2012
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Tom F: Yes, the single, double and triple baskets all fit. Aug 14, 2012
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Mitchell A: The double basket from my Silvia fits it just fine. Aug 14, 2012
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Andy B: Yes Aug 14, 2012
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Jose A asked: Dose This fit/work with the Kitchenaid Pro Line machine? May 5, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately we do not offer any KitchenAid machines, and so I can't say that this bottomless will work for your machine, as espresso machines use different height baskets, with different size portafilters and tabs. May 7, 2013
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Eric F: Not sure I have the expobar lever machine and it works just fine. Check your grouphead dimensions against the expobar lever machine and if they are the same it should work just fine! May 8, 2013
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Helmut N: I have a Racilio Silvia and don't know what size the Kitchen aid uses. May 7, 2013
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Ulrich B: I have no idea. I use it in a Rancilio Silvia III and it works great. May 8, 2013
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Gene P asked: Will this work with my older (2006) Gaggia Espresso model? Jun 23, 2013
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Blake M: Hi Gene, my guess is that if you've got a 58mm portafilter then it will likely work. For my Rancillio Miss Sylvia, the Rocket Bottomless works great, although the tabs are a bit thicker than the stock Rancillio portafilter it does not rotate quite as far around when setting the portafiler for a pull. Hope this helps!

Regards,
Blake
Jun 25, 2013
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Carlos V: The 58 mm bottomless portafilter I bought was for my rancilio espresso machine and it worked fine. It did squirt a little water once an i while but it did not impact the overall flavor of my coffee. Jun 24, 2013
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Joe R: I doubt it. I was told it wouldn't fit my Gaggia classic. Jun 24, 2013
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Alex C asked: Would this fit the Breville Dual Boiler (they both seem to be 58mm)? Apr 3, 2014
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Teri KStaff: The bottomless portafilter will not fit the Breville Dual Boiler, unfortunately. Some brands require you to stay brand specific because the tabs on the portafilters may have different dimensions. You can find the Breville bottomless portafilter through the following link.
http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/breville-bottomless-portafilter-bes900xl
Apr 5, 2014
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Sante G asked: Will this work/fit the Ascaso Uno Professional Espresso Machine? Thanks in advance. Mar 10, 2014
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately this Bottomless Portafilter is not the right fit for your Ascaso Uno machine. Mar 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi, will this work with my Quick Mill QM67 dual boiler machine? If not, is there a bottomless portafilter that will? Jan 24, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Yes, the Quick Mill QM67 has an E61 Brewhead, and so this Bottomless Portafilter 58mm with Triple Basket will work for your machine. Jan 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this work with the Capresso EC100? Nov 12, 2013
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately this Bottomless Portafilter 58mm is too large and will not work with your Capresso EC100. Nov 12, 2013
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Christie M asked: Does this work on a delonghi kmix? Oct 31, 2013
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately this Bottomless Portafilter is not compatible with the DeLonghi kMix. We do not offer a bottomless that will work for your DeLonghi. Oct 31, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this portafilter fit on a Saeco Sirena? Aug 8, 2013
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately this Bottomless portafilter is not compatible with the Saeco Sirena. Aug 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Why use a bottomless portafilter? Aug 8, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The advantages to a bottomless are that you can brew a triple shot, see that your tamp is even, and also, there is an argument that you get better flavor from a bottomless, as there is less metal for the liquid to travel through. Plus, your extraction is exposed and looks lovely! Aug 9, 2013
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Chris Y asked: Does this fit the Gaggia Classic? Jun 21, 2013
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michael p: I'm sorry Chris, I can only speak about the fitment to the Expobars I posted about as I don't own a Gaggia. Btw, I'm still very happy with my bottomless portafilter and use it everyday! It's very well made and once you find out if it fits, you'll be very happy with it. Jun 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this fit the Breville Dual Boiler? Jul 6, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: Unfortunately though the Breville uses a 58mm portafilter, this bottomless will not fit that machine. Jul 18, 2012
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Michael L asked: will this fit the Ascaso Steel Uno Pro PID? Apr 26, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: Yes, the bottomless portafilter (58mm) will fit the Ascaso Steel Uno Pro PID. Jun 1, 2012
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Lisa R asked: Will this work with an older Rancilio Silvia (circa 2003)? Mar 16, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: Unfortunately, this bottomless portafilter really isn't a perfect fit for any Silvia. However, we just added a Rancilio-specific bottomless portafilter which can be found here: http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/Rancilio-Silvia-replacement-portafilter-p/scg14027.htm Apr 3, 2012
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A shopper asked: i need a bottomless portafilter that fits 58mm and will fit almost any commercial expresso machine im not sure about the sizes of the ears and stuff help please thanks? Feb 27, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: These specifically fit E61 brew heads; since all brew heads are not alike, it is unlikely you'll find a universal fit model. Mar 6, 2012
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Nice upgrade

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This is a nice upgrade for the Rancilio Silvia. It takes a little getting used to, but it definitely pulls a shot closer to one at 9th St or Stumptown. It's hard to tell how much is due to the triple basket or the bottomlessness, but I get a much more flavorful shot with a significant more crema (50% more at least). I'm using a Rocky and dialed it a click finer, as well as tamped a bit harder.

As far as upgrades go, I would suggest a good grinder, tamper, PID mod, and then this portafilter upgrade.

(Posted on 8/10/13)

Keep looking

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Fits an E61 grouphead fine, no problems.

The huge basket goes straight to the back of the drawer; I never pull triples.

The shiny plastic handle is cheap but easily replaced, swapped with one from a spare portafilter with much better feel and weight.

That leaves the portafilter itself; initial finish is good, but after only a few weeks the chrome is flaking off around the rim and ears. This is only cosmetic, and with a naked portafilter the coffee doesn't even touch the metal, but still...

(Posted on 7/12/13)

Interesting

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I like the triple shot.
Hard to fill and tamp to line. Hard to get it just "right"
but once you do it's worth it.

I use the rocky grinder and the amount of ground coffee you need often means "finger" leveling then adding a little more before you tamp.

Having a triple shot makes it nice for my first cup of the day!

Pros:
Great Taste, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Messy, Tricky

(Posted on 3/23/12)

Bottomless portafilter

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Was worried about leaks on the Silvia as other reviews described, but as long as it is cranked in there tightly I haven't experienced a single leak.

Was slightly disappointed about one quality issue: the stainless "button" cap on the end of the handle was not inserted all the way, and was not evenly lined up with the end of the handle. This was remedied by a cloth and a rubber mallet.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/13/12)

It fits the Expobar Office Lever!

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I can recommend this portafilter for anyone with the Expobar Office Lever & Lever Plus. Not sure about the Office Pulser but I believe it's the same group head.
To Seattle Coffee Gears credit, I called & they told me they couldn't tell me it would fit my machine since they don't have it it their store to test-fit. I decided to give it a try anyway and am very happy! The "ears" on the portafilter that lock into the group head have slightly different ramp profiles (i.e. they are more "severe") than the manufacturers. This means that when you lock the portafilter in place, it reaches the point where it can turn no more sooner than the stock item. It has caused no problems or leakage/spraying from the o-ring, etc. I eventually will take a file and remove the small bits of metal off both ears to make it look exactly like the stock one. This is very obvious when both portafilters are compared & it fairly easy. This will make it lock into place a little better but is causing no issues at the moment. If you had a brand new group head gasket in place that hasn't been crushed down by use, it may make the portafilter harder to seat initially, but mine is well worn!
The quality of the portafilter is first rate, comparable to the stock unit. I was concerned because I wanted one with the ssame heft & large handle so that it would feel the same in the hand. Granted, the bottomless portafilters all weigh less than the originals because of the amount of metal (the spout, etc) that has to be machined off, but it is still a substantial piece with thick walls for thermal stability. There are no machining marks & everything is chromed with no brass exposed. The handle sticks out at a slightly different angle than the stock item but I mention it only because it's different, it doesn't cause any problems.
To sum up, it's a first-rate portafilter at a great price with the quality that you'd expect from a custom piece. I'm very happy with it!

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 3/12/12)

Better Shot Than Standard Portafilter

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While I ordered the less expensive Ascaso model, the box it came in said "Rocket".

Produces a less bitter shot than the standard double portafilter on a Rancilio Silvia. I like it a lot.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 7/11/11)

Good producto but not work for my machin

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It nice product but don't work and fix for my machine Pasquini Livia 90 don't work. I need to sell with another coffee shop work for epoca rancilio and beutifull cream...

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 6/12/11)

Perfect fit for Brewtus III

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55
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Few months ago I bought Rancillio portafilter, and it did notfit to my Brewtus. This one is a perfect fit. Also quality superb, real commercial grade.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Excellent price, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 6/6/11)

Great learning tool with a huge bonus

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This bottomless portafillter is a feast for the eye and helps perfect your tamping and dosing. There can be leaking issues when using it with the Rancilio Silvia however I've found that when the dose, tamp, and grind are dialed in, this is minimized, but you do have to be careful to crank it in the brew head a bit harder than with the stock Rancilio double portafilter. That said, the espresso and crema are outstanding and I feel that it has really helped me get closer to the perfect combination of grind/dose/tamp given the visual inspection it makes possible when pulling the shot. I now use this portafilter almost exclusively.

Pros:
Commercial Grade, Triple basket is awesome, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Messy, Fit is sketchy wSilvia

(Posted on 4/5/11)

See the pour

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Fits well on my my Alex Duetto II, although it doesn't turn as far, You can really see instantly whether you have packed properly. If you didn't it can be messy! It is also easier to see the transition to blonde, where you should end the pour. A bonus is that it is much easier to keep clean than a regular portafilter.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Messy

(Posted on 3/10/11)

Must have

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I wish I had bought this when I bought my Silvia. Much easier to get a consistent tamp. Huge improvement on the taste of the shots. Perfect if you want your lattes to taste a bit more like coffee and less like milk.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste

Cons:
Messy

(Posted on 1/11/11)

Fits Perectly

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A great way to figure out where you need work in tamping, the 3 shot capacity is fantastic!

Pros:
Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 12/3/10)

Good and Intelligent

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Chopped filter allows you to see if your tamp is correct.

Holds 3 shots.

This is the naked filter recommended by many other coffee review sites!

Pros:
Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

Cons:

(Posted on 11/10/10)

leaks - does not seal well

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I use this item with Rancilio Silvia v3. The finished shot is excellent; however, the seal is not consistent. Often, there is a mist spray that causes need to clean counter around the machine. It's worth the extra effort.

Pros:
Great Taste, Makes a very good shot

Cons:
Does not seal well

(Posted on 10/28/10)

It has no bottom!

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55
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I've been wanting a bottomless portafilter for a while and a friend recommended checking Seattle Coffee Gear. I find an excellent reasonably priced pf, that as a bonus comes with a triple shot basket (not that I'm cretinous enough to use it to pull more than 3oz at a time). It took a few uses for the portafilter to mold the brew gasket (so there were some spritzes), but that's to be expected. There is nothing more beautiful than a good shot being pulled with a bottomless filter.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 10/16/10)

Great for any home barrista.

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55
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This bottomless/naked portafilter is a great investment for someone looking to get the best out of their espresso. Upon the first few uses I felt my shot pulling get better dramatically where my OEM portafilter was leaving me wanting more feedback. Now I can regularly achieve great crema, no channeling, and it gives me a chance to worry about the other elements of shot such as grind and tamping (which is a breeze with the bottomless).

Pros:
Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

Cons:
None

(Posted on 10/15/10)

Yummmmm~

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55
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This is not only a great diagnostic tool to check your tamp and distribution, but is beautiful to watch (when you get it right) and makes a sweet, rich espresso. If you don't tighten it enough or your tamp isn't right, it can 'spray' a bit, but you'll learn if you keep practicing.

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(Posted on 7/8/10)

Fun product, great shots!

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45
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This portafilter does produce a great shot and has substantially more crema than the standard portafilter. I love the shots this produces and they create a "Mini Guinness" (Kat's Quote) (try with a Bodum Assam shot glass for full effect) The taste is fantastic but there is one little issue with this, I have a new Silvia and it will produce a little spatter depending on how the portafilter is seated. It will get messy at times, but well worth a little extra cleanup.

Pros:
Great Taste, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Messy

(Posted on 5/30/10)

Messy

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Crema sprays out from the rubber gasket seal when brewing. [...]

Pros:
Easy To Use

Cons:
Messy

(Posted on 5/20/10)

a must

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if you want to control what's going in your cup (ie not the dark bitter squirt, but the striped tasty shot.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 5/5/10)

Couldn't Be Happier

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I purchased this after Mark Prince from Coffee Geek recommended it in his 2009 Holiday Gift List. And I couldn't be happier.

What makes this bottomless portafilter unique is the full chrome plating. Instead of being a sawed off Rancilio portafilter with exposed brass on the bottom, it's an Ascaso portafilter that's been modified and chrome plated so there's no exposed brass.

I was told by Seattle Coffee Gear that it comes with an Ascaso triple filter basket. My experience shows that it holds approx. 21 grams, which makes for great espresso. (I've recently discovered the joys of up dosing.) Unfortunately, the basket does not fit into my Quick Mill portafilter but that's not why I bought this in the first place. Also, it's a must buy if you want to improve your distribution and tamping technique. (By the way, I use it with a Quick Mill Alexia E61.)

Overall, a great product and, maybe even, the best bottomless portafilter on the market today.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Well Built, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 4/5/10)

cream of the creme

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The bottomless portafilter has improved the espresso from my Rocket Cellini. It has improved the taste and increased the amount of creme. A wonderful addition.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/18/10)

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