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Thread: Baskets - VST, Pullman, or Pesado

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    Baskets - VST, Pullman, or Pesado

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    Han anyone tried all 3? What are the differences between them all? I have used Pullman and vst and prefer the Pullman to always having consistent shots.
    Are Pesado similar to VST or a different breed again?

    i like th is Pullman but wonder if Iíll get improvement on the Pesado.

    i have a Pesado shower screen and tamper to suit.

    18g baskets btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by sten186 View Post
    Han anyone tried all 3? What are the differences between them all? I have used Pullman and vst and prefer the Pullman to always having consistent shots.
    Are Pesado similar to VST or a different breed again?

    i like th is Pullman but wonder if Iíll get improvement on the Pesado.

    i have a Pesado shower screen and tamper to suit.

    18g baskets btw
    Pesado are made by IMS. The Pullman ones might be IMS too, but Iím not sure. I have a Pesado which I really like, but havenít tried any of the other precision ones.

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    Leroy is spot on, Pesado are IMS basket and believe they are same or another version of thier competition baskets. Not sure if Pullman made by one of the big companies but they are really good and is my go to basket but only as that size suits the dose size I’m using currently. The Pullman 19-22g basket I dose at 20-21g. The Pesado 24.5 (18g) I dose at 19g and 26.5 (20g) I dose at 22g+. In case it helps I’m using a Nuova Simonelli Oscar 2 and has about 10-11mm headroom to screen from top of puck.
    ive got Pullman and Pesado baskets and find there’s minimal between them. Find both are very consistent. Pullman are always same diameter (58.7mm if remember correctly), one Pesado is 58.7mm the other is 59.0mm. Not a big deal but being fussy and spending $ on a Pullman bigstep I want a close fit and can notice the extra play with the larger Pesado.

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    Sten186, if your around Central Coast / Sydney let me know as happy for you to try out the Pesado 24.5 (18g) basket I have. Send me a PM if helps. For $30 and free shipping it’s a cheap and easy buy for a new on and comes in padded tin.

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    Thanks for the info and offer M21. Very generous but I’m north qld. I placed an order for 2 pasado baskets so will try them out. Will see how they go said repost back. Small price to pay, but will be good to have some spares anyway.

    I got a few different sizes
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    I will watch with interest.

    I am not "clued enough" to say, but I use Decent Espresso on my EM6910, and in a different location VST and Sunbeam on my EM7000.

    But I am sure VST and Decent Espresso give sweeter coffee.

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    I don't want to open the same thread here after a year.

    But maybe someone compared in detail meanwhile baskets from Pullman with the ones from VST, maybe as well with Decent. And could share here the outcome. I'm aware this is and will be always a personal view but nevertheless may help others.

    Going through the answers in this tread it seams that I need to run my own tests, regardless it feels to me like to invent the wheel again

    Any feedback is highly appreciated.



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