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    Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi Coffee lovers,

    I have a basic Sunbeam machine (my second entry level Sunbeam) and have resorted to plunger coffee because all my filters (two double shot and two single shot) are clogged to the point of zero flow (and potential explosion!).

    1. How do I best clean them? Do I need to get those pin thingies? If so, where can I get some in Sydney CBD?

    2. Once I get my filters cleaned, what is the best way to maintain them so history does not repeat? In the past I have just rinsed them under hot water.

    3. Any tips on how to store those pins near your unit and not lose them?

    I think the site is great.

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Paper clip ;)

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 557A73716659757A75737179717A60140 link=1276031283/1#1 date=1276037583
    Paper clip *;)
    If theyre anything like the Breville, a paper clip is too big, try a fine needle or thumb tack.

    Ive also heard that a hole saw will unclog them nicely - make a nice big hole in the side with the one small hole, and it will never get clogged again *;D ;D

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E565E595355370 link=1276031283/2#2 date=1276037795
    If theyre anything like the Breville, a paper clip is too big, try a fine needle or thumb tack.

    Ive also heard that a hole saw will unclog them nicely - make a nice big hole in the side with the one small hole, and it will never get clogged again *;D ;D
    Itll never hold coffee grinds again either...
    You might want to make the hole slightly bigger, But not holesaw big! People use holesaws to make naked PFs but thats a different story... :-)

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 372E292F282C5C0 link=1276031283/0#0 date=1276031283
    3. Any tips on how to store those pins near your unit and not lose them?
    The Sunbeam 6910 has a place for its, inside the back door.
    Check your user manual if you have a different model to see if theres also a storage spot.
    Otherwise try some bluetack on the wall near the machine.

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 735C5557407F535C5355575F575C46320 link=1276031283/1#1 date=1276037583
    Paper clip *;)
    giggled like a schoolgirl..

    I phone... Error..

    If its the double floor baskets..

    Ya as good as stuffed.. Soak in a cleaner... Worse comes to works Bug and Tar remover and use an ultrasound cleaner..

    How to stop..

    1: Dont grind so fine and use fresh beans..

    OR

    2: Upgrade

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 43616C6C756D000 link=1276031283/3#3 date=1276124746
    Quote Originally Posted by 5E565E595355370 link=1276031283/2#2 date=1276037795
    Ive also heard that a hole saw will unclog them nicely - make a nice big hole in the side with the one small hole, and it will never get clogged again *;D ;D
    Itll never hold coffee grinds again either...
    Au contraire! *Many people have done it, and so long as youre grinding properly you wont get anything going through (because the other wall has normal filter holes in it still). *That is, so long as you dont go through both walls by mistake ;)

    There are many posts here about it. :)

    [edit: bad grammar!]

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 474F47404A4C2E0 link=1276031283/6#6 date=1276128252
    Au contraire! *Many people have done it, and so long as youre grinding properly you wont get anything going through (because the other wall has normal filter holes in it still). *That is, so long as you dont go through both walls by mistake ;)

    There are many posts here about it. :)

    [edit: bad grammar!]
    ahh my mistake I wasnt undersanding that there are 2 layers of metal only pressed together - and that you could drill one side and remove the metal... if I had of realised this earlier my money could have gone toward a drill press instead of just buying a basket! :-/

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    No worries - I bought the basket too, cause my wife still wanted to use the pressurised one!

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    Re: Clogged Sunbeam filters - Ive lost those pesky "pins"

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F676F686264060 link=1276031283/8#8 date=1276133569
    No worries - I bought the basket too, cause my wife still wanted to use the pressurised one!
    Women! ::)



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