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    Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have been the proud owner of a Giotto Premium for about 2-3 years now and the only fault that I can really find with the machine is that the drip tray is too short...

    When I rinse the pf out, I end up with a watery coffee grind filled mess all over the bench as the drip tray barely extends past the e61 group :-[

    So - I have started to investigate having a replica replacement drip tray that is 50mm deeper to be 200mm deep (up from 150mm). This would give the depth I need to keep the bench clean and give the Giotto a little more drip tray volume.

    I have drawn plans and it requires 4 distinct parts; New larger base, drip tray insert spot welded to a mirror finish SS wrap to match the machine and then the drip tray top / cover.* 8-)

    Problem... local manufacturers are wanting about $400-500 to produce a single lot of the above. :-?
    I am temped to try abroad, but would much prefer to support local small business. Is anyone else interested in this Mod to your Giotto if I can get the price down? ;)

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    Wow...Thats big bucks CoffeeHead :o,

    I just drape a cloth over the end of the drip tray and it catches anything which would have been missed.

    $400-500 will buy one hell of a lot of coffee.* :-?

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    I am trying to get the price under $200 per upgrade kit...

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    To overcome the small drip tray issue I use a low profile stainless steel tray to collect excess water when brewing and cleaning.
    I bought a couple of these to also hold the equipment that would otherwise lie around the bench. They were about $2 each.

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    To overcome the small drip tray problem, I use a plastic container which I place under the grouphead while flushing or brushing the grouphead between shots. I only need to empty the drip tray every 2 - 3 days except when doing a chemical backflush of course.

    The plastic container is the one that Mae Ploy brand Thai curry paste is bought in (the larger size).

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    As noted above
    Use a bowl when flushing ect

    This method also keeps you machine 99% splash free which in turn keeps your machine shiny* :o

    KK

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    Might try the bowl idea, I just empty the drip tray more often ;D

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    Spare milk jug.

    There is a common (and cheap) theme here :)

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    ill sell you a chux for $199. Itll do the job and fit under your $200 budget :D

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C465344444B5F592A0 link=1306841326/4#4 date=1306989587
    To overcome the small drip tray problem, I use a plastic container which I place under the grouphead while flushing or brushing the grouphead between shots. I only need to empty the drip tray every 2 - 3 days except when doing a chemical backflush of course.

    The plastic container is the one that Mae Ploy brand Thai curry paste is bought in (the larger size).
    Pretty well what Ive been using for many years, regardless of the machine Ive owned at the time. I like to keep my machines Clean.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: Giotto Premium - New Larger drip tray project

    Here is my mod.
    It was a s/s pizza cutter $9.95.
    Cut down with an angle grinder then smoothed off with sand paper. Rivitted on so can remove easily.

    Added about 50mm to the length and works a treat.

    I am on the lookout for a more suitable s/s polished tray type shape. Will post pics when I find.

    Dont know why they just did not just make the tray 2" longer and 1" deeper.





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