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Martha Cloran

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at 10-09-2013 2:21pm
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

This tamper has made difference between a ho hum shot and a great shot! I love the puck it makes, too!

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Alan Gentillon

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at 02-26-2013 9:36pm
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

So Rattleware has 3 different tampers - large round, small round, and angular. Is one preferable over another? It is hard to decide from a picture.

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A A Alan,
The only difference is the size/shape of the black handle. What really matters is the size of your hands, and which one is going to be more comfortable to work with. The Small Round Handle is ideal for smaller hands, and for people who like to use their fingers to line the tamper up to the rim of the filter basket, the Angular is a middle of the road, and the Large Round Handle is for bigger hands and for people who prefer the grind coarse/tamp hard method.

02-27-2013 9:57pm |

Ari Feldman

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at 02-13-2013 7:25am
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

OK - so is firm tamping required for a pressurized filter basket or not? Seems that consensus out there is split!
I use preground coffee (Lavazza) and the PFB.
Also, is the PFB the recommended choice for preground coffee use like I am doing? And how does that relate to conventional firm tamping, etc.?
Thanx

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A A Ari,
With the pressurized PFB you only need to tamp to get the grounds below the rim. I would suggest not pressing down so hard that you are actually creating a puck, as the basket is going to be building the pressure on its own. And yes, the pressurized PFB is going to allow you to use preground coffee with still pulling a decent, consistent shot.

02-13-2013 8:52am |

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Ari Feldman Thanks Chris, so does that mean I should not invest in a good tamper and just use the silly plastic one that came with the machine (Gaggia Baby)? What if I use the "Commercial grade" filter basket - does conventional firm tamping needed more in that case? Or is it not recommended to use the "Commercial grade" filter basket for preground coffee?

02-13-2013 10:31am |

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A A When "tamping" with the pressurized filter basket, you are only doing so to level them out and get them below the rim. You do not need to worry about pressure when using that basket - so the plastic one is OK. If you were you use the Commercial basket then you would absolutely want to step up to a good quality tamper.

02-14-2013 1:38pm |

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Ari Feldman Ok, but is it not recommended to use preground for commercial basket?

02-14-2013 4:21pm |

John Brooks

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Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

What type of bottom is on this tamper? Will the 58 mm fit the rancillio silvia?

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mjackson ♦ John,

It is a flat bottom tamper and the 58 mm is the correct size for the Rancilio Silvia. It is a nice tamper and will make a difference in your shot making ability.

06-19-2012 8:32am |

Hrant Tatian

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at 12-30-2010 1:54pm
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

I just got the Krups Moka Brew coffee maker and want to get a tamper. In inches what size is 58 mm and would that size work with my Krups?
Thanks,
HT

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Mike Russo ♦ Hrant...Thanks for your interest in the Rattleware tampers. A 58 mm tamper converts to 2.283 inches. Thanks

12-31-2010 9:04am |

Richard O'Neill

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at 01-20-2010 2:08pm
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

I have a Saeco Aroma machine. Will the Rattleware 53mm tamper fit my portafilter? My ruler says it will just fit. One more mm and it's outside the cup. Can anyone verify the tamper will work for me? Thanks, Rick

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techkathy Rick, The diameter of your Saeco Aroma portafilter is 53mm. Any 53mm tamper should work for you.

01-20-2010 2:18pm |

Kathy Morgan

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Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper
Rattleware Large Round Handle Tamper

What size tamper fits the Gaggia Classic machine? Seems like it might be the 58 mm but hard to measure it accurately, so thought I'd ask first before ordering. Thanks.

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ToddS Hi Kathy, a 58mm is perfect. FYI it is the same size as most commercial machines.

01-10-2010 2:12pm |