The Espazzola is a professional tool for cleaning the group-head of espresso machines. It is mounted into the group-head like a portafilter and uses the hot water from the machine for a thorough and comprehensive removal of the coffee residues from all surfaces. Instead of brushing the group-head by hand, the machine cleans itself almost automatically.
HOW DOES THE ESPAZZOLA WORK?
The Espazzola consists of a rigid cup section that can be inserted into the group-head like a portafilter. A flexible insert - the membrane - is mounted into the cup.
The flexible membrane adapts to the group-head. All areas in this narrow and hot part are wiped off simultaneously - up to the sealing gasket and into the slot for the portafilter cams! At the same time, the hot water from the espresso machine is used to flush the group-head thoroughly. It is then safely guided over the rim of the cup into the drip tray.
With this clever principle, cleaning all surfaces in a group-head takes less than 20 seconds and is as easy as pulling an espresso shot. And that without any big spills or burnt fingers! The espresso machine cleans itself almost automatically.
Please make sure the portafilter of your machine has an open diameter of 52 to 55 millimetres! Often it is easier to measure the diameter of the tamper: this should be between 53 and 54 millimetres! Suitable for Dalla corte, La San Marco & La Spaziale espresso machines.
Machines that are exceptional to the rule above because of the rim of the group-head, which is too narrow:
la Pavoni (54mm)
ISOMAC (54mm) DIAMANTINA, VENUS, MAVERICK and GIADA