• Description
  • Specs
  • Method
  • The innovative Espazzola is the perfect tool for easily cleaning the surface of an espresso machine group head before backflushing. The Espazzola fits into the group head just like a portafilter, the flexible membrane acts as an effective cleaning brush that adapts to the shape of the group head! The body of the Espazzola channels the water down through the centre, keeping your hands safely away from the water flow. With just a little bit of movement, the group head will be clean in no time! 

    This is the 56-58mm size Espazzola. Please make sure the portafilter of your machine has two "ears" or "hooks" and an open diameter of 57 to 59 millimetres! Often it is easier to measure the diameter of the tamper: this should be between 56 and 58 millimetres!

  • The following machines are known to be incompatible despite meeting the criteria in the Description:

    • Gaggia CC: mounting into narrow group-head is difficult during first uses.
    • Lever-type machines: mounting into narrow group-head is difficult during first uses.
    • Lelit Anna (PL41LEM, PL41EM, PL41QE) , Anita (PL042TEMD, PL042EMI, PL042LM, PL042QE), Diana (PL60R1), Grace (PL81T): Espazzola doesn't fit, rim of the group-head is too narrow.
    • ISOMAC DIAMANTINA, VENUS, MAVERICK and GIADA: Espazzola doesn't fit, rim of the group-head is too narrow.
    • La Pavoni, Domus Bar and Domus Casa: Espazzola doesn't fit, rim of the group-head is too narrow.
    • Ascaso Dream, Steel and Basic: Espazzola doesn't fit, rim of the group-head is too narrow.
    • Illy Francis, Francis!: Espazzola doesn't fit, rim of the group-head is too narrow.
    • GRAEF (all machines): Espazzola doesn't fit, rim of the group-head extends downwards in the back.
    • Breville (a.k.a. 'Sage', all machines): Espazzola doesn't fit, collides with hot water outlet located behind the group-head.
  • BPA-Free Plastic and Silicone
  • Download the Instruction Manual as a PDF

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Robert R. (Beaconsfield, CA)
Great daily cleaner

Excellent and easy to use group head cleaner - a few seconds every day 👍

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Anonymous (Kitchener, CA)
Great Brush

Just about the best group head cleaner you can purchase. Highly recommended.

C
Colin (Calgary, CA)
"just works"

What a clever little tool this is. Works a charm for regular cleaning in our Rancilio Lucy.

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JL (Pickering, CA)
An effective and efficient grouphead surface cleaner

The Espazzola group head cleaner cleans the surface of the groupheads on our Elektra machines more quickly and completely than the brushes we previously used and in less time with less mess. Although a bit fidgety to lock into the grouphead, once on, cleaning simply involves twisting the handle back and forth gently while the water is running. What we are waiting to see (and hope to provide an update on in due course) is the longevity of the silicone cleaning head.

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Kyle F. (Maple Ridge, CA)
Great little cleaner

I love this little cleaning tool. The odd time I get a puck that sticks and this makes clean up a breeze.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
92%
(11)
0%
(0)
8%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Robert R. (Beaconsfield, CA)
Great daily cleaner

Excellent and easy to use group head cleaner - a few seconds every day 👍

A
Anonymous (Kitchener, CA)
Great Brush

Just about the best group head cleaner you can purchase. Highly recommended.

C
Colin (Calgary, CA)
"just works"

What a clever little tool this is. Works a charm for regular cleaning in our Rancilio Lucy.

J
JL (Pickering, CA)
An effective and efficient grouphead surface cleaner

The Espazzola group head cleaner cleans the surface of the groupheads on our Elektra machines more quickly and completely than the brushes we previously used and in less time with less mess. Although a bit fidgety to lock into the grouphead, once on, cleaning simply involves twisting the handle back and forth gently while the water is running. What we are waiting to see (and hope to provide an update on in due course) is the longevity of the silicone cleaning head.

K
Kyle F. (Maple Ridge, CA)
Great little cleaner

I love this little cleaning tool. The odd time I get a puck that sticks and this makes clean up a breeze.

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