Most helpful positive review
Works Perfectly on my Gaggia Classic
on 17 September 2014
Purchased this for my Gaggia Classic espresso machine which I purchased second hand and the double filter was missing. This item is much cheaper than the genuine Gaggia model and there so seem to be quite a lot of negative reviews about it not fitting properly into the portafilter or getting stuck to the group head,
Not sure if there is some kind of sample variation here, but mine fitted perfectly. The ridge on the filter that people have said that causes it not to fit properly in the portafilter lines up perfectly with the retaining clip in my portafilter and provides a very snug fit, and it does not get stack to the group head.
Although I do not have the original Gaggia item for comparison, this item does the job exactly as I would have expected the original one to do. Extraction time and flow seem about right, still need to do some tweaking with the grind size and dose as I haven't used the double filter before.