Blue Silicone Group Gasket For E61 / Gaggia Coffee Machines Grouphead/Portafilter – 8.5mm
• A higher quality upgrade for your E61 espresso machine gaskets.
• Enjoy cleaner shots with the food grade, odorless, tasteless gaskets.
• The silicone gasket is easier to remove, easier to install and more durable.
• The gasket will fit most modern E61 machines and has a height of 8.5mm. Dimensions 73mm x 57mm x 8.5mm.
• Made in Italy.
Blue Silicone Group Gasket For E61 Coffee Machines Grouphead /
Portafilter – 8.5mm
Size:E61 8.5mm (Blue)
High quality Cafelat group gaskets are made from food grade FDA
silicone. Unlike regular gaskets that are made from rubber these
do not have any smell or taste whatsoever, and are easy to change
since they will not bake rock hard like rubber does. If you have
ever struggled to change an old gasket you cannot help but notice
the awful smell and the black soot that comes off the rubber. And
that is what you are potentially consuming with each drink.
Cafelat has spent months testing and adjusting the material so
that these have the same compression strength as rubber, but are
also softer so that it is easier to create a good seal. The
replica E61 groups made these days are pretty much all the same,
the different machine manufacturers then use either an 8mm or an
8.5mm group gasket. This is the blue, thicker 8.5mm gasket. The
thickness of the gasket will determine the “lock-in” position of
the portafilter handle. Ideally you want the handle to lock in
directly towards you (6 o’clock position). If the gasket is too
thin it will lock in too far. If the gasket is too thick it will
not lock in enough. Please note that although the gaskets are
strong under compression, you should never use a sharp tool like
a screwdriver to install them. This may tear the silicone.