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    Pressurised PF

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hello,

    I am confused.

    What exactly does pressurised PF mean.

    1) There is a spring loaded mechanism in the PF to create a false creme

    or

    2) The basket has two plates, one with many holes and another on the outside with one hole to create a false creme.

    What should the perfect PF contain.

    Thankyou in advance. *:)

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    Neither of those it should be non-pressurised. By this I mean a basket with many holes visible both inside and out and no spring loaded doohickey (technical term ;) ) in the pf itself. Non-pressurised baskets can be bought for most machines and if your pf has the spring doohickey you might want to look at removing it.

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    So just to confirm.

    I saw a Krups basket in the shop today which had many holes inside, but only one hole visible on the outside. It looked like the basket had a false bottom inside (lotsa holes). So this is pressurised?

    The perfect basket must have many holes visible from both sides?

    Thankyou for your patience!

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    Yes that basket was pressurised, it has a two floors. Krups do sell non-pressurised basket that fit many lower end portafilters.
    Some people have depressurised these by removing the bottom floor however this is fairly finicky. Not really worth it since the non-pressurised baskets are around $12 (I think) and available from most krups service agents.

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    Thankyou for your guidance, Obi Wan ! :)

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    pressurised PF

    1) There is a mechanism built into in the PF,
    with some of these,
    if you use the correct grind and quantity, you will get a good tatsing crema because the grind resistance overcomes the mechanism resistance

    removing the plastic pin in the saeco mechanism, will not change the resistance to a great degree, and will still work similar to the dual floor filter basket

    unpressuried saeco handle are available, and take the oruiginal single and double saeco filter

    some pfs have a removable plastic insert located in the bottom, these usually have a ball in them to increase the resistance

    the plastic insert in the sunbeam 6900 is not designed to increase the resistance in the pf, the idea of it is for less heat loss, and so the bottom of the pf doesnt get an ugly build up of coffee oils.

    when using non pressurised filters, use the breville filter to replace the breville/sunbeam , as it is a better fit than the krups replacement

    if in a hurry to make a coffee, the dual wall filter or the pressurised handle, make s the process easier, as the quantity and grind dont have to be accurate
    yes you lose some taste, but still acceptable to most

    graham

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    I modded my breville pressurised basket by cutting the bottom off with a dremel, leaving a 4-5mm lip to retain the false floor (the one with all the holes in it). In the gap between the two floors was the most ghastly brown sludge that was for sure altering the taste of the final product and probably a hygine concern so i chucked it in the bin and got a Krups non-pressurised basket for $16 delivered. Trust me, anyone who has seem inside these things would never use on again.

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    yes you definitely would not


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    Re: Pressurised PF

    Mine was WAAAAY worse than that....I had a laugh. I cant believe whoever came up with the idea did not even consider this problem......i guess in the end, big companies are only concerned about the bottom line.

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    Re: Pressurised PF

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    yeah, this basket was only working on the middle 20 odd holes and was frequently blocking up, I think they made these to thrown away and replaced, not that would tell you to do that in the instructions.



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