Grouphead Gaskets

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By: Alicia Walters  Revised by: Mark Cambell         Last updated: Jan 18, 2023

One common issue with grouphead gaskets is that they can become "stuck" to the grouphead due to the buildup of coffee oils and residue. This can make it difficult to remove the gasket for replacement. To prevent this from happening, it's recommended to clean the grouphead regularly with a specialized cleaner to remove any buildup.

Another important consideration when choosing a replacement grouphead gasket is the material it's made of. While rubber and silicone are the most common materials, some espresso enthusiasts prefer to use gaskets made of alternative materials, such as brass or stainless steel. These materials are believed to offer better heat resistance and durability, resulting in a longer lifespan for the gasket.

It's also worth noting that the thickness of the gasket can affect the quality of the espresso shot. A thicker gasket can create a tighter seal between the portafilter and grouphead, resulting in more consistent extraction and a richer, more flavorful shot. However, a thicker gasket may require more force to lock the portafilter in place, which can be challenging for some espresso machine users.

So, while the grouphead gasket may seem like a small and simple component of an espresso machine, it plays a crucial role in the quality of the espresso shot. By choosing the right material and thickness, and by regularly cleaning the grouphead, you can ensure that your espresso machine is running smoothly and delivering delicious shots every time.

Cafelat Silicone Group Gasket, Green, Rancilio

Cafelat Group Gasket

Cafelat 58mm Gasket

Cafelat 58mm Gasket for 900 Series Breville, Sage machines dual boiler, 900, 920, 980, 990, Oracle

Rancilio Silvia Group Head Gasket

Rancilio Silvia Group Head Gasket - Genuine OEM Part (2Pack)

Grouphead Gasket Replacement Part for Breville Espresso Machine

HOLJUNZY 54mm Silicone Steam Ring, 2Pack Grouphead Gasket Replacement Part for Breville Espresso Machine 878/870/860/880/810/840/450/500 and Sage 880/878/875/870/810/500

USEAMIE 54mm Grouphead Gasket

USEAMIE 54mm Grouphead Gasket. Silicone Steam Ring Replacement Part Group Head Seal 

D.V.M Brew Head Group Gasket

D.V.M Brew Head Group Gasket for Gaggia Espresso Machines E61 - 8.5mm made in Italy.