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Product Description

Keep your counter tops and portafilters in tip-top shape with the heavy-duty Tamping Mat from Rattleware. Crafted in durable rubber, this tamping mat is the perfect surface for tamping espresso prior to brewing. Rattleware's tamping mat comes in small, medium and large sizes.

How Does it Compare? The Rattleware rubber mat protects your counter tops from damage during tamping.

Additional Information

Width Large: 18.0 inches | Medium: 8.0 inches | Small: 8.75 inches
Depth Large: 6.0 inches | Medium: 6.0 inches | Small: 3.0 inches
Height .25 inches
Material Rubber
Manufacturer Rattleware

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Is the Rattleware espresso tamping mat made from a food grade rubber? In other words, is it safe for being in contact with food?
Curious on Sep 25, 2012
Best Answer: Hello Curious! I am not sure if this mat is 'food grade' but two things that I do know and like about it is that 1. the rubber is very dense/closed cell and 2. did not have a long lingering odor of VHC (volatile hydrocarbons) once it was taken out from it's plastic covering. Because of these two properties, I feel it is relatively safe for the mat to come in contact with food. Would I cut food on it? No. Would I use this mat to serve and keep food off it? No. If food landed on it momentarily, would I eat it? Yes. And finally, if any item used to touch or handle food came in contact with this mat and was then subsequently usd to handle food, would I be concerned? No. I believe this to be a mat of very high quality and I believe it would more than likely cause no overt concerns regarding food safety. I hop this answer helps you out.
Reply · Report · Richard K on Nov 21, 2012
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Does the size refer to the thickness of the pad of the general dimension? If small was shown in the video how much larger is medium?
Jasont T on May 3, 2013
Best Answer: Each of the three sizes of the Rattleware Tamping Mat are .25 inches thick, and the overall dimensions are below:

Width Large: 18.0 inches | Medium: 8.0 inches | Small: 8.75 inches
Depth Large: 6.0 inches | Medium: 6.0 inches | Small: 3.0 inches
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on May 6, 2013
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Which size is shown in the video? Thanks!
beer m on Jan 17, 2013
Best Answer: The video shows the small size of the Rattleware tamping mat.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jan 21, 2013
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Works Great - but has odorReview by James
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Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Very heavy and looks near indestructible. But that’s likely because it looks and smells just like the same rubber one would get in a tire. So although it works well, be forewarned that it carries a distinctive tire smell. (Posted on 8/28/2014)
Terrible - Do not buy them!!!Review by Honest Rick
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I bought 2. I cannot use them. They have a very strong chemical smell. I left them outside for a week in the rain and sun, ran through the dishwasher too. They still stink. If you touch them your hands stink. Do not buy them!!! (Posted on 7/20/2014)
Great Mat!Review by Matt S.
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I have an old Expressivo Clickmat that I've been using the last six years. It's a great tool fro ensurgin a consistent tamp. But the little rubber inserts tear very easily and I've been looking for something sturdy to just drop on top off the Clickmat. The small Rattleware Espresso Tamping Mat was just the thing. It's provides a solid flat surface that still allows the Clickmat to function unimpeded below it. Great accessory everyone should have for the espresso set up. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
Great accessoryReview by coffeelover
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I found that a nice rubber mat is very useful when tamping a portafilter at the standard 30lb level. This mat fits that bill perfectly. (Posted on 1/21/2014)
Great alternative to a folded-up paper towelReview by Seemyspots
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Decided after nearly two years of using a folded up paper towel to catch drips, excess ground coffee or whatever - that it was time to upgrade to an actual mat. Medium size tamping mat keeps counters clean and stores nicely behind my grinder. Only downside is chemical smell when removing from packaging. Rattleware needs to offer a BPA-free version of this and I would upgrade. (Posted on 11/20/2013)
Great Tamping MatReview by Nick F
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Wanted a small but sturdy tamping mat to keep from dinging up my portafilter and/or trashing my countertops. I purchased the small size and it is a nice narrow rectangle that provides plenty of room to work without taking up too much space. Thick, heavy duty rubber and is well made. (Posted on 8/28/2013)
Great ProductReview by Gadget Person
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We were always using the countertop to tamp our ground coffee puck. We purchased the medium mat and put it directly in front of the espresso machine. Saves the countertop surface and is a hard rubber so you can press hard on the puck. We've used it daily for a few months now and not a dent in it. Besides, it collects all the coffee grounds so all you do is rinse it under water and your counter is clean! (Posted on 2/22/2013)
Just What I NeededReview by E
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Great size, great value, great purchase. (Posted on 11/26/2012)
Great for small areaReview by Freaky Friday
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Bought this to use with my Starbucks Barista, it's the perfect size, easy to wipe off, and saves my portafilter from sliding around on the counter. After a quick wipe off it stores easily on top of my espresso machine.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

Cons:
New rubber smell (Posted on 5/15/2012)
Perfect for the countertopReview by Sean
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This mat is a good size, large enough to allow plenty of room for tamping but not so large that it won't fit on a crowded countertop

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 5/1/2012)
As described & perfect sizeReview by jmr9425
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Its just a piece of rubber with no markings. Works as described. Its available here at a great price to buy a piece of rubber the same size would cost more.

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Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/3/2012)
Just the thing for Espresso TampingReview by Home Barista Wantabe
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This tamping mat is a great accessory especially if you have a portafilter that tends to scratch or dent your counter top. This mat is a nice size (not too big and not too small) and it works well and cleans up well. My only gripe about the product is the terrible rubber smell when you first open up the product. The smell gets better over time, but it is a little strong at first.

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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Strong Smell at First (Posted on 3/16/2012)
Tamping MatReview by Aaron
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Using the tamping mat is much nicer than tamping onto a towel or bare counter top. In retrospect, I wish I would have ordered the one that wraps around the corner of the counter; this doesn't come into play with my standard portafilter, but with a bottomless one I need the mat on the edge of the counter so that I can place the bottomless portafilter flat on the mat.
The only suggestion I would have to the manufacturer is to apply a slight texture to the working sides of the mat for aesthetic purposes. It is very flat and shows scratches and scuffs easily.

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Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/14/2012)
Must Have!Review by Coffee Lovers
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So much easier to tamp using this mat. Makes each tamp consistent - no sliding. Saves your counters too.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 2/27/2012)
Nice - but narrowReview by LindaF
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This is high quality and does what it's meant to do, thus the five stars. If you are short on space this is great. I do wish I'd ordered the larger one, just to have a bigger surface. Personal preference...but that's not anything against this particular mat!

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Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 2/9/2012)
Among the quietest tamping matsReview by tegwj
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Works as intended, spookily silent as it waits on my countertop, I think it judges my tamping technique, but I can't prove it!

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Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 12/30/2011)
Exactly RightReview by Professor Brother
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Just what you want and nothing more. Makes tamping feel way better, and protects the counter top, too.

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Easy To Use

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(Posted on 8/9/2011)
Perfect size, and very dense, A+Review by Eric
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Got this to protect my wooden counter top.
Works as advertised, and the one I received does not have the acrid plastic smell that sometimes permeates these items.

Perhaps the treatment process has been updated to reduce the smelliness.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 2/25/2011)
Just The ThingReview by Double Shots Before Breakfast
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Size is easy to use and clean, and it protects the counter

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 1/16/2011)
Solid valueReview by Chuck the Biker
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a great value; simple and inexpensive and absolutely works. I couldn't see paying $20 for a European designer rubber tamping mat, so I bought this one instead.

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 1/1/2011)
Perfect sizeReview by Perfection seeker
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Perfect size.

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 11/11/2010)
DOES THE JOB!Review by COF FET UP JOE
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BEFORE I TRIED TO USE A CLOTH OR THE KITCHEN SINK TO HOLD WHILE TAMPING. IT TURN INTO A MESS. THIS RUBBER PAD WORKS GREAT AND DOESN'T SMELL LIKE RUBBER. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN BUT IT MAY BE SMELLY AND HAVE SHARP AND TORN EDGES. FOR A COUPLE OF BUCKS, LET THEM MAKE IT AND YOU'LL BE GLAD.

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 10/31/2010)
A great value.Review by Toypo
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A good rubber mat is a good investment for any level of home barista. Not only does it save your countertop or other surface, but it also gives a good 'grippy' platform for tamping. Easy to clean, and once the initial rubber smell is gone a great surface cover. I just wish it was bigger, I'd line my whole counter with it!

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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Wish it was bigger (Posted on 10/15/2010)
Effective and good for small spacesReview by Rocket Girl
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The tamp mat is a great item - it saves the kitchen counters. I think that I would prefer a larger one, though. This one is very small.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/16/2010)
I'll buy it againReview by PAULO
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3o lbs tampering does not make a den on it..GOOD QUALITY

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/20/2010)
Excellent! Works great for tamping.Review by Robert & Gerry
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Was originally thinking about just using a cloth to tamp with but Im glad I didnt cheap out. The mat works great for tamping without damaging your counter surface. Be sure to measure what you need before you buy. I found out this was too big for me and had to cut it in half.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/18/2010)

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