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    Help to de-pressurize te basket on Breville?

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

    Im new to this forum and I know this topic would have been talked about number of time, but I cant find any references so would ask you for help.

    Just bought Breville 800 series machine and would like to de-pressurize the basket. I hope this is the right term used here. The basket has double bottom with single hole in the bottom and Ive hear that this is bad idea.

    So how do I go about to change it, do I just drill bigger hole, and if this is the case, how big, or do I need to cut away the whole bottom section.

    How do I use the machine when Im done to achive 20-27 sec pour???

    Thank you for your help or link to the subject.

    Cheers, Jan

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    Re: Help to de-pressurize te basket on Breville?

    You have to get a non pressurized filter basket in the size of your PF.

    I think most people use the krups non pressurized one here.

    You dont de pressurize your baskets by drilling holes in it. Although it sounds like a good idea :D

    Im sure others will let you know where to get one....from a Krups service agent probably

    Gavin

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    Re: Help to de-pressurize te basket on Breville?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin1 link=1213493454/0#1 date=1213493660
    You have to get a non pressurized filter basket in the size of your PF.

    I think most people use the krups non pressurized one here.

    You dont de pressurize your baskets by drilling holes in it. Although it sounds like a good idea :D

    Im sure others will let you know where to get one....from a Krups service agent probably

    Gavin
    I would have thought that if you drill a great big hole in the bottom where the tiny single hole was (taking care not to drill through the top layer), that would have to be a reasonable effective way of depressurising :-/ (at least in the short term)....How youd ever clean between the two layers, I dont know....

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    Re: Help to de-pressurize te basket on Breville?

    I did the same on my old Sunbeam machine with a pressurised basket.

    I used the smallest drill bit I could find and drilled a bigger hole through the bottom layer of the basket. Although it didnt work as good as the Krups non pressurised basket which I eventually got my hands on, it did allowed me to use freshly ground beans without blowing the gasket.

    The Krups basket should only cost you about $10-$15 though and will give you a better result.

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    Re: Help to de-pressurize te basket on Breville?

    Hi Zemanski
    This sounds all to familiar, I went down this path long ago with an old sunbeam machine(machine lives under the stairs now). at the time I didnt know about the krups unpressurised baskets so my only alternative was to get the tools out and mod the baskets my self. I used a dremel tool with the cirular grinding/cutting disc to cut a big section of the bottom. A lot of care must be taken when doing the cut as the two layers sit very close together in the basket. Also you need to leave a small lip on the edge of the basket, this stops the inside layer from popping out.

    side note, this mod will shorten the life of the seal. my one split after a few months and the new one that sunbeam gave me didnt work properly, I broke the stupid group head gasket when i tightened it too hard to seal it properly. I guess this is what happens when things arent used the way they are designed for, they brake or wear out! so keep a spare seal just in case.


    Like iv said before, I like to tinker so it was fun doing this mod. plus the end result was good, I finally got some real creama coming out of the sunbeam.
    It is more than possible to mod the baskets your self but i guess you could just buy some krups ones as Gar suggested.
    But if you like to tinker than why not start grinding away?



    hope this helps
    Rancho





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    Re: Help to de-pressurize te basket on Breville?

    A very professional looking mod there Rancho.

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    Thank you Thundergod, a few missing fingers later and there you have it! ;)



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