Debra W: Occasionally, when I'm in a hurry, I use a coffee pod rather than grind my beans, fill the basket, etc, and this is the perfect holder for a pod. Cleanup is a breeze for those certain rushed mornings!Mar 21, 2012
Sam Dog asked:Can the Saeco Single Shot/Pod Filter Basket be used with ground coffee? If so, how does it work? I've tried to use it and cannot get any flow through it. ThanksAug 26, 2012
ROBERT M:Yes it works with finely ground coffee but you first have to put the rubber filter basket gasket into the portafilter with the single shot basket over it. It does not work great so I usually use the double filter basket with a heaping coffee measure of espresso ground coffee and that works a lot easier. Good luck ...BobAug 29, 2012
G L:Mine is working great, three considerations (1) your pump must generate good pressure (2) your grind may be too fine, (3) you can over pack the filter. There is a relation between 2 & 3. I pack very fine grind in the bottom then add some more coffee without packing it.
Teri KStaff:When you use the single shot basket, are you removing the pod gasket? You will always use the rubber pod gasket, which would be placed under the basket and then seated in your portafilter, with the single shot sized basket. When you use the double basket for ground coffee, remove the rubber gasket.Aug 28, 2012
Howard W:I'm not 100% clear on your question, but if you're asking whether the single-shot basket for sale here is 53mm and will work with a 53mm tamper (just like the original manufacturer's included baskets), I can confirm that it does! I used the same Rattleware 53mm tamper with this single-shot basket as I did with the OEM double basket.Mar 21, 2012
Debra W:I bought one of these single shot/pod filter baskets, but I've only used it with a coffee pod... and of course I do not have to tamp a pod! I can tell you though... this single shot/pod filter basket is EXACTLY the same inside diameter as the regular Saeco double shot basket. Hope this helps.Mar 21, 2012
Teri KStaff:This Single Shot/Pod Filter Basket will not give you great results with a non-pressurized set up, and I would recommend checking out the Single Shot Basket for Non-Pressurized Portafilters. This basket is a bit deeper and has a slightly different shape than your single/pod basket and is designed specifically for non-pressurized portafilters. If you give it a try and the machine is still having trouble, then the grind may not be dialed in just right, as a non-pressurized portafilter will require a very specific grind dialed in to your machine. You should then be tamping with 30# of pressure and timing your shots so that you obtain 2 ounces of liquid in 20-30 seconds. As a last resort, I would suggest double checking everything looks good throughout that newly depressurized portafilter. Hope this helps!Jul 31, 2013