Silicone Espresso Machine Brew Group Gasket | 8mm Faema E61 | Caffewerks
Fits the Livia 90 perfectly! Seals smoothly without having to really force tighten the portafilter. As it’s silicone, I expect long life. BTW I keep my espresso head clean by flushing with a blank after every shot. I don’t bother switching the baskets but just loosely drop the blank into the existing basket and hold it tightly to the head gasket running it until it floods. This takes a few seconds and rinses the gasket and screen preventing buildup and delaying major dissemble cleaning
Much better than stock on ECM Casa V machine.
In 21-years of use, this FAEMA - Italy “food grade silicone” 8mm gasket is the finest quality I have ever found. We use our machine minimally for at least 4 expresses/cappuccinos every day. The older original (~EDPM) black group-head gasket was always a pain to replace and did-leave-rubber-residue which had to be cleaned out of the groove. THESE NEW FAEMA-ITALY silicone gaskets COME IN DIFFERENT THICKNESSES (IE. 8mm, 8.5mm, etc.), so if your basket holder swivels either too deep/far, or won’t swivel to the correct position, then you need to order a thinner-or-thicker gasket!! I like these FAEMA silicone gaskets because they are “food grade”, and Italy takes quality very seriously … you won’t have plastics residues from manufacturers who produce gaskets out of non-graded materials. As a former Public Health Official I know that “food grade” or ‘National Sanitation Foundation’ (“NSF”) certified food prep equipment is seriously better than look-alike copies made in un-traceable places. These gaskets are amazing, much better than the original OEM gaskets.
Nice upgrade to my Gaggia Classic Pro. Engaging the portafilter is so much easier now. Ordering was simple and shipping was fast. Thanks Caffewerks!