• 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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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Dylan (Calgary, CA)
Fast and thorough

This group head cleaner is faster and cleaner than my other ones. It cleans the whole surface, and the design makes sense. Cool that it has a cleaner for the steam wand as well. It was a bit non-intuitive to assemble but only took about 2 minutes with the help of the instructions.

It probably makes sense to only use these in high traffic settings, as it is not really that difficult/time-consuming to clean a group head at home. It probably was not necessary for my use case (a small, cheaper brush does the same job), but it still works well. Given the price, I hope it is durable.

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Derek (Burnaby, CA)
Must Have Espresso Tool

Simple to use and super effective. Great for cleaning the group head at the end of the day or in the instance of a stuck puck. I do have a concern about how long the silicone cleaning head will last but I guess time will tell.

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Ryan N. (Toronto, CA)
Keep the Group Clean

Nice addition to the daily routine. keep the shower screen and group head clean.

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Luis S. (San Diego, US)

works great

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Robert R. (Beaconsfield, CA)
Great daily cleaner

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
88%
(15)
0%
(0)
12%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
Dylan (Calgary, CA)
Fast and thorough

This group head cleaner is faster and cleaner than my other ones. It cleans the whole surface, and the design makes sense. Cool that it has a cleaner for the steam wand as well. It was a bit non-intuitive to assemble but only took about 2 minutes with the help of the instructions.

It probably makes sense to only use these in high traffic settings, as it is not really that difficult/time-consuming to clean a group head at home. It probably was not necessary for my use case (a small, cheaper brush does the same job), but it still works well. Given the price, I hope it is durable.

D
Derek (Burnaby, CA)
Must Have Espresso Tool

Simple to use and super effective. Great for cleaning the group head at the end of the day or in the instance of a stuck puck. I do have a concern about how long the silicone cleaning head will last but I guess time will tell.

R
Ryan N. (Toronto, CA)
Keep the Group Clean

Nice addition to the daily routine. keep the shower screen and group head clean.

L
Luis S. (San Diego, US)

works great

R
Robert R. (Beaconsfield, CA)
Great daily cleaner

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

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