Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By TC

Thread: how to remove basket from portafilter?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1

    how to remove basket from portafilter?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I bought a BES860 and just set it up today. I find that the baskets (I am using single wall ones) fit really tightly and are hard to pry out. Is there a technique for this?

  2. #2
    Senior Member shapeshifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    726
    Use a spoon that you don't like and put the round end between the basket and the pf lug and push down with the handle of the spoon.
    Last edited by shapeshifter; 2nd May 2014 at 01:32 AM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    181
    Yep, otherwise fingernails will do the trick. Putting in/taking out baskets prefer rough handling. Its easier to slam it in with the palm of your hand and yank it out than to use gentle movements. Nomatter how difficult, make sure you remove it and rince the portafilter after each session!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sydney North Shore
    Posts
    1,325
    I keep a short handled screwdriver handy to save my finger nails.

    Barry

  5. #5
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665
    Use the lip of another basket. Angle the portafilter down on bench and then use the lip against the lip of the stuck basket. Palm in the free basket and push down. Always works.
    MrJack likes this.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •