Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 2:40pm Subject: Re: Would a La Marzocco bottomless portafilter fit a Rancilio Silvia?
I was going to reply to this yesterday, but thought I would leave it to someone more knowledgeable, but my comment is, you should probably consult someone like WholeLatteLove, since they sell these particular brands, and they could tell you for sure what portafilters are compatible with what machines.
I have the same question regarding the Gaggia and Simonelli portafilters, since the tabs look like they are in the same positions, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013, 3:18pm Subject: Re: Would a La Marzocco bottomless portafilter fit a Rancilio Silvia?
Thanks for your reply,
I have found a few links to the way to modify the LM portafilter to fit the Silvia... and I still placed my order... will keep you guys updated after I receive it...
looks like I should start buying sandpaper too...
As a matter of fact the ppl mod the PF in order to lock it @ 6 o clock on the group, meaning perpandicular to the machine I presume... my Rancilio stock PF does not lock at 6 but at 7 at the best, when the basket is full...
Am I supposed to be able to lock it at 6 on the original PF or am I missing something here?
Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013, 3:35pm Subject: Re: Would a La Marzocco bottomless portafilter fit a Rancilio Silvia?
If you're talking about the stock PF, one possibility would be the PF is too full. I've done that and still do once in a while and yes it does affect your pull. Usually when mine is too full, I get a 60+ second shot and it goes into the sink.
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 5:48pm Subject: Re: Would a La Marzocco bottomless portafilter fit a Rancilio Silvia?
I would ask the same question, only that the Rancilio is substantially more expensive from the online stores in europe and reliable suppliers harder to find... I just got the reply from LaMarzocco Store that the portafilter fits the Silvia. Will make a quick review once I receive it.
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