Crafted in stainless steel and made in Italy, this Saeco Double Filter Basket Replacement measures 53mm. When shopping around for a good espresso tamper, be sure to order the 53mm size. The Double Filter Basket Replacement holds 14.7 grams of ground coffee.
How well will this fit into the 53 mm bottomless portafilter on this site? The double basket that came with my Starbucks Barista does not fit well with the 53 mm bottomless portafilter, forms a poor seal, and does not reach to the bottom of this portafilter, there is about 1/4" of gap from the bottom of the basket to the portafilter.
A shopper on Nov 5, 2015
Saeco Double Filter Basket Replacement
53mm Bottomless Portafilter for Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines
Best Answer:Well the bottomless portafilter is designed for a tripe basket. So while you can use a double basket in it, there will be a gap from the bottom of the basket to the portafilter
Mypressi Twist also uses 53 mm baskets, but it is hard to find replacement/additional baskets. Will this Saeco double basket fit?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2013
Best Answer:The basket is just 1 inch deep (from the top of the rim to the bottom of the filter) so it should fit into any space for a 53mm basket. Your portafilter will undoubtedly allow for it.
The only question is (and I do not have the answer as I do not have a Twist) is if the rim on the top, which doubles as part of the seal between portafilter and machine will seal against a Mypressi machine. If your regular basket has a similar looking rim I'd give it a shot. I would maybe even call or email in to the store and see if they have a Mypressi on display and ask if they could try to put the Saeco basket in the Mypressi portafilter and then try to put the filter on the machine. Even if it's not plugged in they could tell you if the filter feels too tight or loose.
I'm not familiar with a Mypressi. If the outside diameter and depth are the same I think it would work. If you know the measurements of your current/old basket I can measure mine to see if it is the same.
I am the one who asked the question. There aren't any specifications other than "53 mm" for the Twist as far that I have found, but I see that Guy D above lists the Saeco dimensions (54.76 mm OD below the lip, 53.75 mm ID at the lip). I measured the Twist's basket, and the corresponding numbers are ~54.9 mm OD below the lip, ~53.9 mm ID at the lip. So the Twist's basket has ~0.15 mm larger diameter below the lip, so the Saeco would probably work out fine, as long as the curvature of the lip is similar.
When using the Twist without the spout (naked), I can't imagine that basket depth matters.
Best Answer:I measured the cup at several locations. The OD below the lip is 2.156" or 54.76 mm, the OD at the the screen is 2.136" or 54.25 mm the ID at the lip is 2.116" or 53.75 mm. I suspect that the 53 mm is some sort of reference but not an actual measurement. Hope this helps
I believe the closest measurement to the spec. is the outside diameter not including the lip. The fit of these components rely to some extent on the compliant o-ring seals to allow slight manufacturing variations to the dimensions. I have tried to rely on measurement specs to adapt one component for another in the past and found the accuracy and precision of advertised sizes to be lacking. But, it sounds like you don't mind tinkering and if you have some flexibility in your application give it a try. I'm curious, can you not locate the exact part you need or possibly a heavily discounted, non-functioning model you could use for sore parts? This might be less costly than re-inventing parts. Good luck!
You guys are great! I am going to check the dimensions of my stock pressurized basket and filter holder referencing your measurements. I hope to get this basket so I can experiment with a non-pressurized method for my Bar32.
Do I use this with the http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-single-shot-pod-filter-basket-gasket when making 2 shots or do I remove the single shot pod/filter basket gasket when using the double filter basket replacement? My Barista is having issues and the manual doesn't seem to specify the use of the gasket with the single and double filters, although my guess is yes. Thanks!
A shopper on Jun 13, 2012
Best Answer:Yes, you remove the single shot pod/filter basket gasket when using the double filter basket. I believe the gasket's primary function, in addition to raising pressure as the coffee travels through the little hole, is to fill the gap that is left when using the smaller, single filter basket thus keeping the pressure from dropping. Though it's not required, I sometimes lightly tamp the coffee when using the double filter basket to help boost the pressure, & slow the shot down some. Either way, a shot pulled from a machine using a pressurized portafilter is generally going to be faster (than the preferred 25-30sec extraction time) than a more manual approach from a non pressurized portafilter. Hope this helps!
I have the old Starbucks Barista machine from the 90's and it works well... however after using a pin to clear out some of the holes in the basket that were clogged with grinds that would come out with soaking, it seems now to let too many grinds through when I brew... is it possible that I ruined the basket by pushing out the clogged bits of coffee?
I dropped our Solis Crema SL70 basket in the garbage disposal and felt lucky to get the Saeco replacement from Seattle Coffee Gear. It arrived in the mail quickly so we had our Saturday morning espresso as usual. The Saeco replacement, because it is not a pressurized basket, like the Solis, does not produce a frothy espresso -- but we will make our grind finer, and tamp it firmer to compensate. The Saeco replacement still produces a good espresso. (Posted on 3/30/2013)
Saeco Double Filter Basket ReplacementReview by Andrzej
Works very good with Krups XP602050 (at least so far). Could be a little deeper as for my needs. (Posted on 3/5/2013)
a little big for Starbucks barristaReview by joe
It is just a little too big for my Starbucks Barrista espresso machine, so you really have to fight to get it in and out. (Posted on 2/27/2013)
Fits perfectly!Review by Bonnie
I tried to order this directly from the manufacturer and it was [$] instead of [$] So, I ordered two of them because I have a bad habit of turning the garbage disposal on with the basket down it, which destroys it. Thanks Seattle Coffee Gear!
Easy To Use, Fits perfectly, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Commercial Grade
(Posted on 12/14/2011)
Great in the Solis Crema SL 90Review by Phil
I bought this little guy to replace the pressurized filter basket that came with our Solis Crema SL 90. I had read that pressurized filters basically emulsify the coffee, and to get a real espresso shot, you need a regular, non-pressurized filter. With this filter and a new Hario Mini Mill grinder (CHEAP, check it out if you're still using a blade grinder), we're getting beautiful, caramel-colored, not-bitter espresso shots.
Thanks, Seattle Coffee Gear! You're the only retailer carrying this product, yet you keep the price low - MANY kudos for this.
Perfect fit, Easy To Use
(Posted on 7/29/2011)
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