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This 51mm bottomless portafilter was designed to work with the Delonghi Dedica models EC680 and EC685. This portafilter includes a 51mm, double shot, single wall filter basket.
Our bottomless portafilters are made from 304 stainless steel, and all natural sandalwood handles.
Bottomless (aka naked) portafilters are an essential tool for identifying and correcting extraction problems that cannot be seen with standard spouted portafilters. Issues such as under- or overdosing, inconsistent or incorrect grind size, uneven tamp pressure, or unevenly distributed grinds, can all cause improper extraction.
One of the most common visible signs that you're experiencing extraction issues is through channeling (or spurting), which cannot be seen with a standard spouted portafilter. Exposing the bottom of your portafilter basket will allow you to witness these extraction issues first hand, providing an opportunity to diagnose and improve the quality of your shots.
PLEASE NOTE: Channeling and spurting can be very messy, but are EXTREMELY common. This is not a defect of the portafilter itself, but instead is your coffee telling you that there's room for improvement in your preparation process (grind size, tamping, distribution, etc.).
Using the bottomless portafilter for the first time was a bit frustrating because it took some getting used to (lots of channeling, spraying); but after practicing with the grind and using Crema’s distribution, I managed to pull some amazing shots of espresso! Even got some “tiger stripes.” Overall very impressed with purchase. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their home barista skills. By the way, it looks and feels great in your hand!
I was thrilled to receive this Bottomless Portafilter. The look and feel in the hand is incredible, and I believe this will be a great diagnostic tool for making better coffee. Unfortunately one little thing to mar the experience is that the metal ring between the portafilter head and the handle has, after only a few days, come loose and now spins freely. This also creates an annoying rattle/sound. Functionally though, I’m very happy with the product!
A quality product that inspires confidence that it will be reliable in its performance and lifespan.
Love the wood handle and being able to see the bottom of the basket shows I have a lot of room for improvement in my technique. I will continue to use it for the added benefit of having all the crema go right into the cup rather than being filtered or broken up by the portafilter. Thank you for making this for the Brevilles, it helps tremendously.