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Thread: Deep Portafilter for Rancilio Silvia

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    Deep Portafilter for Rancilio Silvia

    I wonder if anyone managed to find a portafilter for Rancilio Silvia that can fit VST 22g basket?

    I am using the stock portafilter which is quite shallow. VST 18g is the biggest I can fit into my portafilter. Tried googling for "deep" portafilter, but did not find anything suitable.

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    The simplest (and perhaps the most economical) would be to turn your current Group Handle (PF) into a 'Naked' variation. This would then allow you to use any filter basket you desired,, with the added benefit of being able diagnose your dosing and distribution proficiency into the bargain...

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    I already have a naked portafilter and I do use it quite extensively - especially because I am the only coffee drinker at home so I usually watch my shots on the naked when making coffee for myself .

    However, sometimes I want to make 2 cups of coffee at a time (using double spout) when I have guests. That's why I want the deep portafilter.

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    Well...

    There is this one from Site Sponsor Coffee-A-Roma but not cheap...
    Rancilio Deeper Group Handle fits 21g basket

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Well...

    There is this one from Site Sponsor Coffee-A-Roma but not cheap...
    Rancilio Deeper Group Handle fits 21g basket

    Mal.
    Thanks for this. Yea, it is a bit too pricey for my infrequent use.

    I've read in other forums (which I found through google search) that "some" generic E61 portafilters are compatible with Silvia, although I am yet to find out more about which ones exactly are these. Anyone have any knowledge about this?

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    Hey jazzleg, did you find a suitable solution? Interested to see what you did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeenooby View Post
    Hey jazzleg, did you find a suitable solution? Interested to see what you did
    Hello there. No I haven't really managed to get myself a suitable portafilter yet.

    However, my research seemed to suggest that generic E61 (traditional Faema, not Expobar/Giotto/Isomac's E61 as they are slightly different) portafilters are compatible with Silvia, so I think that's the way to go. My intention is to look for secondhand E61 portafilter (with sufficient depth to fit VS 22gr basket), but I just haven't got the time to look around yet.
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