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Hi looking for some idea's on what I could use temporarily for a tamper. Just got a La Pavoni today, it's post millennium so I believe 51mm. Haven't got a tamper to fit, I have enquired about one from CC but itching to try a coffee tonight, looked round the house and nothing seems to fit. Any idea's appreciated.


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Ha Ha thanks I'm just picturing you going round the house with a tape measure...as I am going round the house with the basket, my spices were too big or small. My options just now are a Vaseline tub or a vitamin c bottle.


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Tried it with the Vaseline tub, it was a tight fit :rolleyes:....not really but couldn't resist!


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I used to use a soy sauce bottle for my Gaggia, there's always those plastic tampers you get with new machines - they're double ended. I'll have a look as well to see what fits mine.


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Cheers Rhys, still trying to get used to it but without a tamper it's even more difficult. I'm tempted to take the basket to the supermarket and see what fits!


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The free plastic ones don't fit, the smaller end is too small. The trouble with bottles etc. is the base is concave which is the wrong way - you end up with a mound.

At the worst you could file down a plastic one?


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Yeh I might try that, cheers,


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Have you got two baskets?

Could you use the bottom of one to (lightly) tamp into the other.......


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Have you got two baskets?

Could you use the bottom of one to (lightly) tamp into the other.......

 

Unfortunately just have one basket, but good idea, thanks.


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Had a look round the house as well, things either are too slack, or just too big.

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Input: 'Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + Mahlkonig EK43 Turkish burrs + Niche

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Had a look round the house as well, thugs either are too slack, or just too big.

 

You certainly don't need big thugs!


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Found this, top off a brandy bottle I use for change, perfect fit but not much weight, will do in the meantime:

 

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Found this, top off a brandy bottle I use for change, perfect fit but not much weight, will do in the meantime:

 

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You certainly don't need big thugs!

Damn iPhone autocorrect..

 

Reg Barbers are a nice fit btw.


Input: 'Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + Mahlkonig EK43 Turkish burrs + Niche

Output: KVdW Speedster + V60 + AeroPress + Syphon + Bialetti Induction Moka Pot + Bialetti Mucka Express + jar of instant for visitors..

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