Post By caffeineJ
Letlit PL041 - portafilter emulsion disc?
Hi all, long time watcher, first time poster. Usually found all my answers from other posts but looking for a bit of help on this one.
I've been using an Aeropress for some years now for home brews but recently picked up a cheap 'Imat Junior' machine. From some online searching I found they were also branded as a Letlit PL041.
I've given the machine a good clean. The pump and boiler seem to be working fine. It gets to temperature quickly and I think the thermostat is ok as you can hear when the boiler switches off/on after running water through the wand or group head. I've ordered a new group head seal after I cracked the original one trying to take it out to clean. Probably means it was on the way out anyway, and a new shower screen. Spares are quite cheap
I did notice between the portafilter and the basket is a rubber disc with 2 small pin holes. Is this an emulsion disc? Something to assist creating more creama?
I'd prefer to learn making espresso without any assistance. Can this be removed and I just use the portafilter with basket only?
(sorry not allowed to post pictures yet)
Never seen one of these inside a PF on old Nemox and Quaha machines. If it's just a plastic insert I would pop it out. Can you see it if you take the spouts off? You could try popping it out from the bottom by giving encouragement through the hole where spout screws on.
That Disc is really only meant for pre-ground rubbish from supermarkets...
Don't bother with it mate...
Originally Posted by Dimal
Thanks for the clarification Mal! Rubber disc into the bin. .