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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 2:02pm
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Nicko999 Said:

...as the machine pump came in to action, and the start of what looked like an ok shot began to emerge, espresso started squirting all over my kitchen!

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There is a long discussion here: http://coffeeforums.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-2362.html
concerning this problem.
What happened is, you were sent a pressurized double filter basket, and if you are going to use this pressurized double filter basket, then you must also use the little black plastic piece with it that is shown in the photo below.
If you don't have the little black part, then either you need to order it, or you need to get ahold of a "NON" pressurized double filter basket that doesn't require the little black plastic part.

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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 2:37pm
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Wow, thank you so much! Now it all makes sense, I have ordered 2 gaggia double filter baskets, non pressurised! I shall have to sit and wait a few days more before my experiments can begin.

Thanks for the help, and thanks for the link to the glossary!
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 5:09pm
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Hi,
I was afraid he had a pressured or pod basket.  I know it is hard to wait but you gotta.

 
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 5:32pm
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Wow... is that weird, or what?  Shame on Gaggia!  Glad you got it all straightened out, Nick.

 
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 5:53pm
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I bought a Gaggia Classic a couple of months ago.  There was an insert, "FOR THE U.S. CUSTOMERS ONLY" and the double basket was included along with the two "perfect crema filters" and the diffuser nozzle.  I am not sure why the US got the additional basket, but I am thankful.

 
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 11:41pm
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Waiting is not too bad, there's no where round here that sells the pods either! I guess I threw the small piece of plastic in the bin by mistake, from what I gather it may as well stay there!
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Posted Thu May 10, 2012, 9:44am
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Yes, let is stay there!  You are better off without it.

 
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Posted Thu May 10, 2012, 4:32pm
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takeshi Said:

What you're calling the holder is the portafilter.  What you're calling the filters are the baskets.


Part of your problem is not having your grinder.  Without one you can't adjust the grind for your espresso machine.  How did you determine what the correct grind was?  Did you just use whatever the shop had their grinder set to?

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Unfortunately at the time I did use the shop grinder, and the grind was inconsistent to say the least. When my grinder is up and running, I look forward to making some good coffee.
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