We've custom designed these slim or shallow drip trays, and (on demand) are 3D printing them in coloured PLA+.
Our intention with these is to offer a variety of colours that complement the new Gaggia Classic colours. They are printed in coloured PLA+ though are not specifically colour matched to the exact colours of the Classic. Hence the colours may be darker or lighter than the associated Classic colour (eg. noticeably where "blue" is concerned, as the Classic blue is very dark, but our blue drip tray is quite a bright blue).
Colours currently available are:
They are designed to accept the original black plastic undertray as well as the original stainless steel drip plate from your original Gaggia drip tray. Further images of the drip trays installed can be seen within the Slim drip tray (black) product image gallery.
As they are shallower than the original, at 25mm high - which is around 30mm lower than the original drip-tray, we are also supplying a custom stainless steel vent tube (6mm OD, 0.5mm walls, just like the original - but better quality and with a quality stainless finish rather than chrome) that is longer (158mm) so that it reaches the drip tray perfectly. This longer vent tube is also available on its own from us here and images of it installed can be seen within the Slim drip tray (black) product image gallery.
Obviously as this part is 3D printed, every part will differ slightly. Print quality should be good - though due to the printing process and material used, there will be imperfections and texturing visible that are typical to 3D printing with plastic filament such as this. We have provided images of the drip trays within the Gallery so that you can see a typical finished product and see the expected finish and texture - they are functional rather than necessarily beautiful!
As these are coloured - we do NOT hold stock of these, but manufacture on demand - and as it takes us around 15hrs of 3D printing time to print each drip tray there will be a slight delay (of a day or two) prior to shipping.
NOTE that the PLA+ material that these drip trays are made with is NOT suitable for washing in a dishwasher! The tray will probably deform. Washing in warm soapy water will be fine. Whilst the PLA+ material that these drip trays are made from will start to soften slightly at temperatures above around 70c, we design and print these trays with air gaps and low infil to ensure that they remain water-tight and have structural integrity when holding water at close to 100c.
This product contains:
- Slim drip tray, 25mm high (by 194mm wide and 130mm deep) and 3D printed in coloured PLA+ (without plastic undertray and stainless steel grille)
- Custom 6mm OD x 0.5mm walls (5mm ID) stainless steel vent tube, 158mm long
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