This striking Rocket Stainless Steel Tamper is a perfect accessory for your Rocket Espresso machine. Beautifully branded with the Rocket logo around the base, the 58mm tamper fits with all Rocket portafilters.
How the Rocket Stainless Steel Tamper Works
Lightly fill the portafilter basket to the top
Use your finger to gently even out the grounds
Lightly press the tamper into the grounds and find a good center point
Evenly apply approximately 30 lbs of pressure to the grounds
Tap the side of the portafilter to reveal loose grounds
Lightly tamp these loose grounds into place
How Does it Compare?
This is a stainless-steel tamper with the Rocket brand.
Is this the same tamper that comes packaged with the R58?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2015
Best Answer:No, while the tamper that comes with the R58 is branded with Rocket, it is not quite as heavy-duty as this tamper, and doesn't have the Rocket brand around the base of the tamper. Instead, the tamper will be a bit shorter overall, and while it's metal, it feels a bit lighter than this one will. The Rocket brand is also lighter in color, more like a ghostly aluminum imprinting on the very top of the handle.
Is this a one piece tamper, or two pieces screwed or welded together? My gorgeous tamper with a rosewood handle has loosened. The screws have stripped slightly after 8 years of use. Miss Silvia deserves a replacement, and I'm hoping for a one piece unit, although I appreciate opinions about the best value tampers, too.
A shopper on Jun 20, 2013
Best Answer:Unfortunately this tamper is also a two piece operation, with the handle and base screwing together. The Rattleware tampers are a good option, as though they are two pieces, they do not screw together where the base and handle meet.
Although this is the matching Rocket tamper for my Rocket machine (58mm portafilter), the fit inside the portafilter as not as tight as I would like and coffee remain on the side walls unless I move the tamper around to remove it. Does anybody else find this a problem?
Finish is usual Rocket high standards! (Posted on 2/3/2015)
Shinny, Chunky, Coffee MasherReview by David
Odd that you could love a shinny chunk of stainless steel. Very nice. (Posted on 1/25/2015)
Excellent quality tamperReview by Tom
I bought this tamper after my last one fell to the floor breaking off the handle. The polished stainless matches my Rocket R58 so it fits right in with my set up. I now have several of the Rocket accessories including their knock box, the four steam tip set, and now this tamper. The fit, finish, and quality of all of these items is top notch, as you might expect from the maker of such a fine espresso machine. (Posted on 6/4/2014)
SuperbReview by Alan
Typical of Rocket products - Superb ! (Posted on 8/21/2012)
Stainless steel tamperReview by Serg
I own this tamper for serveral weeks by now. The reason why i went for for this particular one was because it matches my new machine - Rocket Espresso. It is as good as one could expect - stainless steel, polished, heavy (for the tamper). It does the job and it looks nice, with black letters on polished steel. Hope it won't get scratched easily, and so far, I believe I've made the right choice.
P.S. Could not help but included 'small water tank' as a cons, as this was the only one applicable in this case - yeah, incredibly small water tank.
Quiet, Easy To Clean
Small Water Container (Posted on 2/8/2012)
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