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Non Pressurized Basket Upgrade for Breville and DeLonghi Espresso Machines

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Upgrade your DeLonghi or older Breville espresso machine or with this non-pressurized basket. This 51mm basket will enable you to pull traditional shots with your machine, similar in flavor and consistency to those pulled with the Rancilio Silvia or Gaggia Classic machines. Use this replacement filter basket in place of the standard Breville or DeLonghi pressurized basket along with a fine, freshly ground espresso and a solid tamp for a significantly improved shot of espresso.
Non-Pressurized Basket Upgrade for Breville and DeLonghi Espresso Machines

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Upgrade your DeLonghi or older Breville espresso machine or with this non-pressurized basket. This 51mm basket will enable you to pull traditional shots with your machine, similar in flavor and consistency to those pulled with the Rancilio Silvia or Gaggia Classic machines. Use this replacement filter basket in place of the standard Breville or DeLonghi pressurized basket along with a fine, freshly ground espresso and a solid tamp for a significantly improved shot of espresso.

We have tested these baskets and can confirm they are compatible with the following models:

  • Breville machines with a 51mm portafilter that were manufactured prior to 2012 (models produced after this will include a set of pressurized and non-pressurized baskets, so you don't need this upgrade)
  • DeLonghi's small single boilers -- EC155, BAR32, EC270, EC702, ECO310BK and kMix

If you're not sure if this basket fits your machine, please contact us to confirm prior to purchasing.

Width 51mm
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.5000
Size 51mm
Manufacturer Breville

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Non Pressurized Basket Upgrade for Breville and DeLonghi Espresso Machines
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Jay N asked: What size tamper will fit this basket? Jun 12, 2012
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benjamin E: I believe it's a 49mm (although I bought my basket 2 years ago and the sizing on this batch may be slightly different). You'll need a burr grinder to make this work.
Gail and the team are awesome for advice, equipment issues, and everything coffee related!!! However, at the time they did not offer a 49mm tamper so I had to look elsewhere for that...
Jun 27, 2012
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Melissa S: I got a 51 mm convex tamper and it fits beautifully. One more thing - if you have disappointing results with this non pressurized basket, try adjusting your grind. Once I found the perfect grind, I would never go back to pressurized. Jun 27, 2012
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HENRY H: The non-pressurized basket that I purchased for my Breville 800ESXL uses a 51MM tamper, the same tamper works on the double-wall basket as well Jun 26, 2012
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Jay N: Is this a snug fit in the basket or is it loose? Jun 27, 2012
HENRY H: Pretty tight, if you drop the hammer on it quickly enough it will pressurize the filter and blow coffee everywhere. the 52mm will not fit. Jun 27, 2012
Jean K: I used a 50mm tamper (that I got at Seattle Coffee Gear). This is the same size used for the pressurized filter baskets that it comes with. Jun 26, 2012
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NANCY S: Hi - it is the same size as you use on the other~ Jun 26, 2012
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Jonathan H: Hi

51mm

Regards
Jun 26, 2012
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Ashley S: I use a 50 mm tamper for mine. Jun 26, 2012
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Robert D: Hi Jay I believe it is 52 mm Jun 26, 2012
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Septimiu D: 51 mm Jun 26, 2012
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Ryan J asked: Hello, I'm interested in this product. However, I've found that Breville also sells replacement, non-pressurized, single wall baskets (by phone order only, part no BRESWF100). Does anyone know how the Seattle Coffee Gear basket compares to the upgraded Breville basket? Is either one better?

Ryan
May 14, 2012
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Daniel S: I can't compare the Breville to the Seattle one because I have been
using only the Breville upgrade for the past two years. But I can
tell you that the B upgrade basket makes GREAT ESPRESSO COFFEE!
As they suggest, I use the finely ground -burr grinder coffee - well tamped down in the basket.
May 14, 2012
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Mark T: I've been using the Seattle Coffee non-pressurized basket in my Breville for perhaps a year now... Time flies. No problems with clogging or anything else. I'm the type that enjoys experimenting so finding your grind and how much to tamp are things you'll need to learn, but it's fun, and much less soupy than the OEM basket when time to knock out your grinds. May 14, 2012
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Jonathan H: Hi

Got one before to switch to Quickmill Silvano machine and I've got great results with the Breville
Secret stay to use very fresh coffee and a good grinder also....and experiences testing !

The quality of the basket is very good

Regards
Jonathan
May 15, 2012
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Douglas S: I have only purchased the Seattle Coffee Gear basket and am more than satisfied with it. I like that it holds more grounds than the double walled one it replaced.

Doug
May 14, 2012
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Paul G: I haven't bought both, just the SCG one. It works fine (16g of espresso, standard tamp using the Breville supplied tamp) May 14, 2012
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Jean-Paul F: I haven't tried the Breville basket but do have the one that Seattle Coffee Gear sells and it works great. May 14, 2012
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IBRAHIM S: Since i order it i never change it you will never regret !!! May 15, 2012
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carlos asked: Is that true? does the shots really become as good in flavor and consistency to those pulled with the Rancilio Silvia or Gaggia Classic machines? or is it just marketing? ;) Jul 14, 2013
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Chung T S: First you have to modified your basket holder right, so the non-pressurized basket becomes bare bottom. Then you can observe if honey flow shot is resulted from the pull. You need a good grinder, so the beans can be grinded fine enough. Then you will be able to get a very good shot with floral, nutty and fuller body flavor espresso. I dont know how does it compared to Rancilio or Gaggia, since I dont have any of those. What i have is an em-100( Cruisinart). But with cheap machine alone plus the non pressurzied basket I can pull a shot that is much better than any coffee shop in my area. Jul 16, 2013
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Michael O: Who is to know? How many have three machines to test? All I know is that it stopped the problem of plugging up with the Breville baskets. Jul 15, 2013
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luigi b asked: When will these non pressurized baskets be in stock? Is there an issue with producing these baskets? Please email me back

Luigi
Mar 4, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: We expect to have them back in stock by the end of March. You can be notified when they are back in stock by clicking the "Email me when Back In-Stock" button on the product page and adding your email address. Thank you for your patience! Mar 8, 2012
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Erik B asked: Hi Interested in this product, but not sure how it differs from the non-pressurized basket that comes with the machine? Your feedback would be appreciated Apr 21, 2012
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Chris C: Hi Erik,

The pressurized basket that comes with the Breville Machines has a double wall at the bottom, which effectively creates what LOOKS like crema on the top of your cup of espresso, regardless of the grind. Although someone at Breville thought this sounded like a good idea, the crema it creates is pretty loose and will dissipate very quickly. Genuine crema is an indicator of the quality of the brew, and the stock basket will not allow you to gauge your grind for your machine NOR to make genuine crema.

Enter Seattle Coffee Gear. Their non pressurized basket has only ONE porous wall at the bottom, and allows me to make great crema that will not dissipate. And when you are required to adjust your grind to make good real crema, the ESPRESSO IS BETTER. This is the reason I bought it. It took my Breville from being just okay to being a great working espresso maker. Hope that helps.

Chris
Apr 25, 2012
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HENRY H: Erik, my Breville had two double-walled faux-"pressurized" baskets, a 1-cup (useless) and a 2-cup. The "non-pressurized" basket is a single-walled basket that you can virtually see through the bottom.

The faux-"pressurized" basket make a little (false) crema, the un-pressurized filter makes no crema. In any case, the faux-"pressurized" filter is a little tougher to knock than the non-pressurized, is slower to run and can clog if grind your coffee overly fine, but, it does give you the opportunity to make the little designs in the crema/foamed milk like the pros do. The non-presurized filter is easy to knock, easy to clean, quick to run and if you aren’t making the true (tiny) espresso shots is the one we like. Hope this helps. HRH
Apr 24, 2012
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Septimiu D: Hi Erik,

As far as I know the lower end Breville machines come with a pressurized basket. If you have a higher end model that already comes with a non-pressurized basket you wouldn't need this. Basically the pressurized basket doesn't produce espresso of very good quality. The non-pressurized one can produce better results but you have to have a good quality burr grinder because the consistency and grind particle size directly influence the final result. The pressurized basket doesn't require quite as good a grind. You also have to purchase a tamper for this type of basket. Hope this helps.
Apr 24, 2012
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Timothy H: The non pressurized basket allows you to see meaningful results to adjustments in both your tamp and your grind. With a pressurized basket, the tamp and grind don't matter as much because the basket will correct for errors. It gives an experience similar to a higher end, commercial machine. If you don't have a grinder, it may not be worth getting. But if you like to experiment how different grinds will affect the espresso in the cup, this is a nice upgrade for your current portafilter. It served me well until I upgraded my machine. Apr 24, 2012
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Nick S: Hi Erik, the pressurized basket takes all of the holes on the top end and crams them into one on the bottom end. Breville touts this as a sort of upgrade, but I had lots of trouble with the filter getting clogged. The non-pressurized basket is straightforward- all the holes on the top also exist on the bottom. I believe that this is what most machines work with. I've been using the non-pressurized basket on my Breville for over 3 years and am very pleased with it.

Hope that helps!
Apr 24, 2012
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Jay A: Sorry for the slow response. The pressurized basket has only a single hole, in the middle of the basket, as a means of artificially increasing the production of crema. It also tends to clog after a time, requiring replacement. The non-pressurized basket is a standard basket, with scores of holes. It avoids the problem above and is better for aficionados seeking to hone their skills. May 11, 2012
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James W: Howdy,
I bought this non pressurized basket because the one that comes with it can clog easily if your grind is too fine, the non pressurized one takes care of that. I have found however, that a slightly courser grind with the pressurized basket makes a slightly better espresso but they both work well. it's all in the grind.
cheers,
J
Apr 24, 2012
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Marcus v: I think the purpose behind this was for earlier Breville machines (like mine) that only came with pressurized baskets. If your machine came with unpressurized baskets (single and double) you probably don't need this (double) basket. Maybe other people can provide a direct comparison. Apr 24, 2012
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Joshua G: This machine did not initially come with an unpressurized basket. The unpressurized basket upgrade was designed to replace the pressurized portafilter, which delivers more consistent but inferior results. May 2, 2012
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NANCY S: Hi Erik - I bought this - no difference - my original was no longer working and I got this and have been happy ever since! I am using it in about 5 minutes!! Need my espresso!!

Nancy
Apr 24, 2012
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Lionel G: 1) It gives you a real crema
2) Allows for a larger amount of ground espresso
3) Much easier to clean
4) Yields a much better tasting shot

I hope this helps
Apr 24, 2012
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Ashley S: This product is an upgrade for Breville machines that have a pressurized basket. If you already have a non-pressurized basket, you won't need the upgrade. Apr 27, 2012
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Brian M asked: Are you expecting to ever get these back in? Thanks Apr 3, 2014
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Teri KStaff: We are certainly hoping to however we're having some difficulty sourcing a manufacturer for the baskets. We don't have an ETA at this time though you're welcome to sign up for an email notification for when we do receive them back in stock. You can do so just above where it reads out of stock. Apr 3, 2014
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Brian M: Thanks Teri. Is the LA PAVONI EUROPICCOLA/PROFESSIONAL - MILLENNIUM MODEL DOUBLE SHOT BASKET, the same, our will that work. It says it's a 51mm? My machine is the kmix espresso, and I think it's a 52mm. Apr 3, 2014
A shopper asked: When will this item come back into stock? Been a long time in waiting. Read FAQ and indicated March of 13 Feb 23, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Yes, we have been out of stock on this basket for some time, unfortunately. We were having these manufactured for us and are still looking for a new source for them. I have no ETA and sadly do not have a recommendation for another place you might find one. I am sorry I can't be of better assistance on this basket for you! Feb 24, 2014
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AndyW asked: Will this basket work with the Cuisinart EM100? Dec 25, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately we don't sell Cuisinart machines and so I am not sure if this basket is compatible with your machine. Sorry I can't be better assistance on this! Dec 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a DeLonghi EC 860 and want another basket but a double shot basket,. Cannot find one. Any ideas or help? Dec 2, 2013
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Teri KStaff: I am not sure where you might find what you're looking for, but we should have this Non Pressurized Basket Upgrade for Breville and DeLonghi Espresso Machines back in stock in the near future. In the meantime, you may want to contact DeLonghi directly at 1-800-528-8323. Dec 3, 2013
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Joseph J asked: Was wondering if anyone could confirm wether or not this basket fits a Dualit Espressivo machine. I've found unconfirmed reports scattered across the internet but wanted to just make sure.

Also do you have a rough idea of when the basket might be back in stock? I've set up an email reminder so should be able to jump on it as soon as it does.
May 13, 2013
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HUNG-SHOU C: I used this on my Breville machine. It's a little bit too tall for the portafilter. I had to remove one screw inside the portafilter.

However, this part is OK.
May 14, 2013
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Bradley M asked: Anyone know if this fits Mr coffee EMC-1000? also know as Mr coffee cafe barista. Jan 5, 2014
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Seymour P asked: Hi I bought a Breville Dual Boiler during the early part of 2012. I'm curious about your remark that this basket fits all machines made before 2012. Did Breville change something during 2012?

Also, can I pull shots for a single espresso with this?
Jul 15, 2012
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Perfect for Vacation Home

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I didn't want a big investment at the cabin(Silvia and Vario grinder.) Breville, non pressurized basket, two cans of iLLy espresso grind dark roast, preheated everything, about 25 pound tamp, and you have a great, inexpensive week vacation at the cabin.

Pros:
Great Taste, Easy To Use, Inexpensive solution, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Not perfect

(Posted on 5/29/12)

Second Best upgrade I made!

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55
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I was really hoping this would fit my Cuisinart EM-200. Luckily, I live very close to the store, so I was able to go in and test to see if it fit my portafilter. It did, and I couldn't be happier.

Besides a high quality grinder, this is the fastest way to increase the quality of your espresso immediately.

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(Posted on 5/6/12)

Great way to modify your machine

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55
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I purchased this basket to replace a Krups non- pressurized basket, which replaced the pitiful, original Breville pressurized basket. This basket allows the 14 grams of ground beans needed for a double shot and its finer mesh allows a finer ground...a very good thing. The basket fits snugly, and the only flaw is a rough edge on the basket, but I'm not complaining. My Breville is now producing its best espresso ever.

Pros:
Finer mesh, Easy To Clean, Larger capacity, Easy To Use

Cons:
Rough edge

(Posted on 4/28/12)

It works well!

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45
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It fits the Cuisinart EM-100 portafilter perfectly. It is very sensitive to coffee dosage and tamper pressure, like flying in the air. If I miss one of the factors stall occurs(bitter and soure taste). Otherwise, this basket upgraded the EM-100 very well. Now I can enjoy much richer taste coffee!

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

Cons:
No single shot size, High price

(Posted on 11/4/11)

Great, easy, upgrade

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55
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What they say about paying particular attention to your grind while using this basket is dead on. Too fine and you get coffee stew; too coarse and your poor little Breville gets exhausted (and you get a bitter pull). However, when you find the right grind, the resulting espresso is heavenly: you get more of the true flavor of the beans, and less of the bitter chemical taste. I think the Breville OEM basket holds some of the old coffee between the walls - even through cleaning - while with this basket, there is no place for it to get stuck.

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Greatly improves brew

Cons:
I only bought one

(Posted on 10/26/10)

Non Pressurized Basket is the best

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Breville Non Pressurized Basket is the best and make the coffee very taste :)) i love it thanks too much [...]

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(Posted on 10/12/10)

Exellent Easy Upgrade

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Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 10/1/10)

Good, not great

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Seemingly simple upgrade starts you down the slippery slope of continuous improvements in pursuit of coffee perfection. Required purchase of a higher quality burr grinder to obtain fine grind.

Fit in Porta Filter slightly loose, often came out of when shaking out grounds. Seems to be improving with use

Double shot capacity might be more than my low-end Breville can handle.

Good crema

Pros:
Great Taste

Cons:
Fit is on the loose side

(Posted on 6/25/10)

My Breville 800 finally delivers!

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55
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I remember reading a review of my Breville 800 on coffee geeks that started out by saying, " I was sucked in by the sexy good looks and then immediately disappointed with the quality of the shots". Well that was true until now. WOW! I actually get a real shot that tastes great and has lots of REAL Crema! Took a little while to get the grind and tamp just right but now I love it. BUY THIS filter basket if you own any 51mm portafilter Breville espresso maker! It is the final piece of the Breville puzzle. PS. I also own a Baratza Virtuoso grinder and believe me.....a quality grinder does make a HUGE difference. No more bitter coffe or espresso.

Pros:
Great Taste, Easy To Use

Cons:
None

(Posted on 4/9/10)

Breville Non Pressurized Basket Upgrade

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Finally I can pull shots the way God intended! The non-pressurized baskets allow the flexibility to vary the shot to get the most out of the coffee. I couldn't with the pressurized ones no matter what I did. Now I get nice dry pucks! I also have the ability to really screw up, but that's all about learning and the fun of espresso! [...]

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Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 3/22/10)

taste and easy use worth the upgrade

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I also bought the special size tamp recommended which can stick in the basket if too much pressure for to long is applied. Once I got the pressure right I was on my way to an amazing cuppa Joe; creamy and strong. It did change/improve the way my Breville makes coffee. I'm thrilled. Plus you don't have to worry about the clogging like with the double walled baskets.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/20/10)

Very helpful

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This basket made a huge difference with my Breville machine. Like has been noted elsewhere, when using this non-pressurized basket you need to take more time finding the proper grind, tamping pressure, and dose, but it's definitely worth it. It allowed me to play around and really find the sweet spot with the machine. Definitely recommended.

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Easy To Use, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/18/10)

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