This beautiful wooden handled regular spouted portafilter is suitable for any Gaggia Classic model. It will also fit some other Gaggia models that use a similar portafilter group mount with 6.6mm ears/wings.
- Width: approx 78mm wide (ear to ear)
- Length: approx 235mm
- Handle diameter : approx 30mm
- Handle material: Italian olive wood (as a natural wood product, the tone / grain and lightness or darkness of finish can vary)
- Portafilter material: polished chrome plated brass
- Supplied with: double spouts (3/8" thread) and basket retaining spring
- Portafilter spring: 1.2mm or 1.4mm based on availability
Note that this is a regular spouted portafilter - we also have a naked / bottomless version of this portafilter with the same handle.
Some other models that this portafilter will also fit include: New Baby, Baby, Baby Class, Baby Twin, Baby Dosata,
Gaggia Coffee, Classic, Classic Pro, Classic 2019, Classic 2020, Evolution, Dose, Pure, Color, Paros, Tebe, Espresso, Topazio
As the wooden handles are a natural product, the graining and colour of the wood can differ slightly from that shown. We have included additional images to demonstrate some of the possible variances in the wood graining and staining - and this can be quite varied with olive. Also whilst we try hard to protect the wood from any damage, as they are commercially manufactured wooden handles they may occasionally have small dents, scratches or dings in the handle - though this obviously doesn't impact performance and if any are noticeable then we can provide advice on adjusting the mounting and minimising the visibility of them.
Spout position: When the spouts are attached to the portafilter you may be lucky, and they may tighten in exactly the position that you want the spouts to be in. However, most of the time this is not the case, and with every spouted portafilter you can wind PTFE tape around the thread of the portafilter to adjust the position/point at which the spouts tighten and eventually point. Typically you may need 10-15 turns of tape on the thread in order to do this - though more or less tape will allow you to adjust the final tightening position further. Depending on the locking in position of your portafilter you may need the spouts in different positions, or as your group gasket wears or is replaced this may change - but adding or removing tape will allow you to adjust the position of the spouts.
Spent puck removal: If you're ejecting your spent pucks directly into the waste (bin/can/garbage), then with any portafilter you may well find that the basket exits as well. We would always advocate the use of a proper "knock box" to ensure that this doesn't happen - whereby the basket is pushed into the portafilter whilst the spent puck is ejected, and there is no risk of loosing the basket from the portafilter.
Olive wood care and maintenance: Most of our wooden products have a varnished finished, though the olive wood products are special and have an oiled finish - which typically requires periodic maintenance in order to enhance the appearance and feel of the grain, prevent any issues with cracking and increases the longevity of the wood. As required, the olive wood should be lightly reoiled with food grade mineral oil (not olive oil or vegetable oil as this won't usually dry) - we find that very lightly sanding the handle with a very fine sandpaper before applying oil can also help the oil to be absorbed and makes the surface super-smooth after application. Ensure the wood is dry and dust free by rubbing with a dry cloth, and then simply pour a little food grade mineral oil onto a cloth and rub this into the surface of the wood, leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes, the reapply - and after a further 15 minutes use a dry paper towel or cloth to remove any excess oil. That's it!