** UPDATE ** The images have been updated to show a pre-production sample of our new slim drip tray. The Extended ones will be identical, except the front will extend 40mm further out to allow for scales to be mounted. The details below relate to this new slim drip tray - which we hope to have in stock by the start of May 2021.
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 the drip tray perfectly. This longer vent tube is also available on its own from us here.
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).
NOTE that the edge trimming of this pre-production sample is slightly rough - and the actual production units will be significantly improved around the edges, with clean cut trimming throughout.
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This product contains:
- Slim drip tray, 25mm high (by 195mm wide and 130mm 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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