We've custom designed these slim or shallow drip trays, and are having them vacuum moulded in thick and durable black ABS plastic.
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.
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 just above the drip tray perfectly. This longer vent tube is also available on its own from us here.
Due to slight changes in the Classic Pro case design, we now have TWO versions of the Slim Drip Tray:
- "Pre-2019" option: Original Slim Drip Tray (this is the version that we have always sold, which sits around 1-2mm inside the case of a traditional Classic)
- "2019 or later" option: Classic Pro Drip Tray (this is a new version, that is around 3mm shorter [front to back] so that it too sits around 1-2mm inside the case of a Classic Pro (the other version fits and works, it will simply be slightly too long and sit just outside of the case on a Classic Pro).
These trays are no longer 3D printed - and are now being made for us by a UK plastics moulding company to our design and specification.
Unlike 3D printed drip trays, these drip trays are very durable - being manufactured from ABS with a textured finish on the top surfaces and a smooth finish on the underside. Having tested these drip trays along with the standard Gaggia tray, and various 3D printed drip trays (including ones made from PLA, PLA+ and PETG) the difference in temperature resistance is significant - with these and the original Gaggia drip tray easily being able to take multiple trips through a domestic dishwasher = whereas the 3D printed parts suffered in a number of ways (including warping, flexing and delamination of the layers).
The approximate water capacity of a standard Classic drip tray is 550ml; our slim drip trays hold 225ml (41% of original capacity)
This product contains:
- Slim drip tray, 25mm high (by 195mm wide and 130mm or 127mm deep) and vacuum moulded in black ABS plastic (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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