On my Rancilio portafilter, the spouts are not aligned with the handle (I would expect them to be in a 90° angle). In consequence, the spouts do also not really align with the machine when the portafilter sits in the grouphead. Is there a specific rationale behind this?

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  • Isn't the spout a threaded attachment? I think you can twist/unscrew it to either replace it (e.g., with a single spout) or adjust the position/angle...? E.g., some replacement parts. That would be strange if it were fixed at that angle...
    – hoc_age
    Sep 3 '15 at 2:09
  • Yes, but not without some effort. They seem to do this on purpose, it seems to be like that on all of their portafilters, not just mine.
    – Niko
    Sep 3 '15 at 6:22
  • My guess is that the spout threading was designed to line up correctly when using a specific rubber gasket. Unscrew the spout and check to see if you have one, perhaps find a replacement if necessary?
    – rwyland
    Sep 3 '15 at 22:46

The spouts are aligned with the machine front and cup once the portafilter is installed for use in the machine. Note the handle on the portafilter body goes quite a distance over to the side, or it would interfere with handling the cup.

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