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Product Description

Constructed exclusively for your Rancilio Silvia V3 or a Rancilio Commercial Machine, this 58mm Bottomless Portafilter features the traditional ergonomic Rancilio portafilter handle with a logo on its end and a design that allows you to watch as you extract velvety smooth shots. It includes a triple filter basket with the Rancilio Silvia Bottomless Portafilter. Single and double Rancilio portafilter baskets are sold separately.

Pros
  • Fit - This Bottomless Portafilter fits all Rancilio machines, both home and commercial.
  • Triple Filter Basket - A triple filter basket is included with this portafilter.
Cons
  • Rancilio Machines Only - This portafilter is only guaranteed to work with Rancilio machines.
Ease of Use 4
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare? This Bottomless Portafilter is snug and is made only for Rancilio machines versus generic models.

Additional Information

Width 58mm
Depth 9.0 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.5000
Material Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Rancilio

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Why do I need a bottomless filter, what is the advantage? Will my existing double basket fit in the new filter? Thanks.
dave s on Sep 11, 2013
Best Answer: A bottomless filter gives you an enormous advantage in viewing the progress of your espresso extraction. It allows to you see if you have problems with:

- microchanneling (thin spray of liquid)
- tamping (spotted as uneven emergence of liquid from the basket bottom)
- extraction colo
- grind
- dose

With the original portafilter, the closed design hides a lot of these problems that prevent you from achieving a true "god shot" of espresso. Everyone from beginners to experts learn a great deal from bottomless portafilters just merely by being able to see the extraction from the bottom of the basket. To add to that, some of the best espresso bars I've been to all use bottomless portafilters on each of the group heads rather than the single and double spout portafilters.

Yes, the original double and single basket fits into this portafilter, and this is the preferred portafilter to buy versus a generic 58mm bottomless portafilter. The seal is much better because the portafilter was ground from an original Rancilio Silvia portafilter handle.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Matthew W on Sep 13, 2013
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Will this work on a Version 1?

It says Version 3 "Style" but that implies that it will work, but may have a different look?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2012
Best Answer: You are getting exactly what you see in that picture: it's an exact portafilter off of the V3 Rancilio Silvia Portafilter, just bottomless. I've used this before on the Rancilio Silvia V3 too:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/bottomless-portafilter-58mm-with-triple-basket

This one fits on multiple E61 brewheads, and also the V3 Silvia.
Reply · Report · Matthew W on Nov 19, 2012
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this filters works in a PHILIPS SAECO PHOEMIA HD8323/42 ?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2015
Best Answer: no
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Jun 22, 2015
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curious: why do so many naked portafilters come with a triple shot basket? will the V3 double basket work with the naked portafilter?
Mark A on May 27, 2015
Best Answer: Well one of the nice things about the bottomless portafilter is that they can support a triple shot basket, that's why they are often included. Of course, you can certainly use a double basket in your bottomless portafilter.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Jun 17, 2015
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Does this bottomless come with a basket ... What size?
Ivan L on May 18, 2015
Best Answer: It includes a triple filter basket
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on May 29, 2015
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Will this work on a gaggia new baby, which also comes standard with a 58 mm portafilter?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2015
Best Answer: It should, however, we don't have a Gaggia New Baby to try it, so the tabs may be different.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Apr 11, 2015
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I'm curious as to the quality of the shot in regards to this specific portafilter. I have a V1 Silvia, and from what I see there are many 58mm portafilters that are bottomless. Other than the handle being the same, is there any difference in quality of the shot using this over say a Rocket bottomless portafilter on the Silvia V1? thanks!
Teredactle on Dec 17, 2014
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Best Answer: The important thing will be in the fit. Portafilters spend to be very brand-specific, and the tabs on the sides of the portafilter can not only be a different height and length, but also orientation, and may not create as nice of a seal. We have definitely found that the Rancilio branded bottomless portafilter creates a better seal with the Silvia, so it can push water through the coffee rather than leaking around the edges of the portafilter, degrading the quality of the shot. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 22, 2014
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Does this produce one or two shots?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2014
Best Answer: The bottomless portafilter includes a triple basket in it, which will be deep enough to dose enough grounds into it for a triple shot. However, the baskets are interchangeable in the Rancilio line, so you can take out the triple basket and put in your single or double filter basket instead if you want to do just single or doulbe shots. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 9, 2014
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I recently purchased a Rancilio HSD-SILVIA Silvia Espresso Machine, is this portafilter compatible? More generally, is the HSD and V3 the same model?
Adam W on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: I am not sure what HSD refers to on your Silvia, however the Bottomless Portafilter for the Silvia fits versions 1, 2, and 3. The V3 Style on this listing simply specifies that the handle matches the V3 handle of the Silvia portafilter.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Will this Item work on Classe 7 Machine?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this portafilter will fit all Rancilio commerical machines including the Classe 7.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 9, 2014
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SCG sells 57mm tampers. What size is recommended for the Silvia with a 58mm portafilter?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2014
Best Answer: If you have a 58mm portafilter, you want to purchase a 58mm tamper. The tamper size is actually manufactured a bit smaller than the actual basket size to fit inside, so you still need the corresponding size. Hope this clarifies!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jan 21, 2014
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Hi
My Siliva is V1 version, will this portafilter works for me? thanks
Albert
A shopper on Oct 30, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, this portafilter will work with your version 1 (or version 2) Silvia just fine, it simply has the V3 style handle.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 31, 2013
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What size tamper is recommended for the bottomless portafilter?
i know people have had trouble fitting 58mm tamers into the double basket.
Andy B on Aug 26, 2013
Best Answer: I am not sure what trouble you may have read about the compatibility of a 58mm tamper with a Silvia portafilter, however it is the size we have found to work perfectly well with both bottomless and standard portafilters.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Aug 27, 2013
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Resources

Warranty Information for the Bottomless Portafilter for Rancilio Silvia

What it Covers:

Rancilio espresso machines and grinders

Length:

- 1 Year (Silvia & Rocky Grinders)

- 1 Year (Commercial-class machines and grinders)

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com
Notes:

The Silvia and Rocky are eligible for SCG's standard warranty support and service. Learn more about what's covered.

All other espresso machines and grinders are covered by a limited, commercial-class warranty. For more information on service and support, please discuss with your commercial sales rep.

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Silvia only).
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Bottomless Portafilter for Rancilio Silvia

  • Empty and rinse portafilter under warm water after every use.

Reviews

Takes Home Espresso To Barista LevelReview by WesN
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Easily the best accessory for the Silvia ever. Has elevated my pulls (even with Starbucks decaf - my wife cannot tolerate caffeine) to the next level and indeed as good as lots of shots I've had at reputable espresso stands. Consistently way more crema and very nicely balanced flavor and the triple shot basket allows ristretto like concentration in double shot sized pulls. (Posted on 12/31/2014)
ExcellantReview by Ramaia
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I'm getting really good shots and it is fun to watch the process come through the bottomless filter. The best thing I notice is more creama in the cup and a richer brown look. I've added one new thing in that I'm lifting the frothing picture higher after I start pouring in the milk the lowering it as I saw in a video. (Posted on 6/24/2014)
helped me finally master my shotsReview by Sharon
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I'd figured out temperature surfing and getting the right grind and tamp pressure, but as silly as it might sound - I struggled to get the grinds level in the standard portafilter which made it hard to lock the portafilter in the machine and/or inconsistent shot. The flat bottom on this portafilter was exactly what I needed. It's so satisfying and beautiful to watch that steady single stream flow through and the results are delicious every time!
Even if your challenge is different, or especially if you're not sure what you're doing wrong, this is a great educational tool. Just change one variable at a time and monitor the results. Though it can be messy until you get it right - have a sponge close at hand!
The price did give me pause before I made the purchase, but the quality is excellent and the results well worth it. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
next levelReview by dpc+
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I've pulled shots with my Rancilio Silvia for years and had all the particulars down pat. This bottomless portafilter takes things to the next level. It's messy when you don't get things right. It shows you where you've missed the mark. But what I didn't realize is that, when you do get it right, it produces a better shot than without. Add to that the bonus of a true triple pull, and you get heaven on earth plus one more ounce. (Posted on 3/21/2014)
GREAT ( ! ) Review by Ed
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I absolutely love the two of them. Pulling much better, and most consistent shots with them. I would recommend them to everyone. (Posted on 11/19/2013)
great for those who really know how to make espressoReview by Nick is my nick name
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and, of course, I don't know all there is to know.

But I do know that if the grounds are too fine or too coarse and if they aren't packed tightly enough (or too tightly) the result won't be quite adequate.

A bottomless filter lets you see almost immediately if you have ground and packed the coffee adequately.

Messy? Sure, but put the cup up under the filter basket and it will not squirt all over the place. If it continues to do that then you might think bout changing SOMETHING about your process and procedure, eh?

My first shot in the morning is ALWAYS "messy" but the rest are perfect (using a Silvia). (Posted on 11/17/2013)
Awesome ProductReview by Apple223
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This portafilter is made so nicely and will last for years and years. It's great for seeing what's going on with your shots. (Posted on 11/7/2013)
Great for pull testing, although messyReview by Kayla
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I purchased this in order to get a better look at the crema in my pulls. The visibility is great and my shots are nicer than ever. The only drawback is the tendency to splatter even with a proper pull. The quality is great - this is a sturdy product. If the price went down a bit, this product would have received a perfect rating all around. (Posted on 11/3/2013)
Messier and no better than the original portafilterReview by Cabin
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I've had my Silvia for ten years. Making a cup of decent crema is -- or was -- automatic at this point. The handle on my stock portafilter finally broke, so given all the frothing about bottomless versions I thought I'd try this.

It was a mistake. Same quality coffee, no more crema, much more mess, scalded fingers, and back to fiddling with grind and tamp trying to find consistency. I'm still at it because I'm stubborn and I don't want to admit that I'm not among the espresso elite, but I'll probably end up having to spend another $60 to end the masochism and get back to enjoying my mornings.

It did fit the old machine fine, and seems to be well made, a little stronger than the original. I still don't like it.
(Posted on 11/2/2013)
What are you waiting for?Review by SHSAM
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Such an improvement over the regular portafilter. The crema never stops. Makes lattes taste more intensely. Love it. (Posted on 9/3/2013)
Makes great espresso, but splatters all overReview by AG
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This is an excellent product, I recommend it. The crema is even creamier and nicer looking than regular portafilter because there is no obstruction, but this portafilter is quite messy, splatters all over. (Posted on 4/2/2013)
This is the one you really want!Review by BadRock
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I searched the web over and over looking for a bottomless portafilter for my Silvia, ended up buying this one and I am so happy I did. It's an actual Rancilio part not a generic like so many others. Works wonderful, looks great. Super happy with this purchase. (Posted on 12/4/2012)
Very HelpfullReview by Adreena
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I've always wanted to get a bottomless portafilter so when I saw SCG was selling the Rancilio V3 Style I had to get it. This is one of the better purchases I have made regarding my journey for making awesome espresso. I love being able to see what I am doing right and wrong on my espresso extraction. Not to mention the price for this portafilter was the cheapest I could find online. Delivery was quick and as always SCG has made me a very happy customer. (Posted on 11/19/2012)
Great productReview by Sipper
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Well made portafilter. Both the single and double shot baskets that came with the Silvia fit this portafilter. The triple shot basket that comes with this portafilter will be great when pulling shots for a crowd. Now I can see the squirters that are hidden when using a portafilter with spouts. I've made adjustments to my tamping and have reduced the squirters significantly resulting in a more consistent shot. It's nice to see what's going on down there! (Posted on 9/25/2012)

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