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    can anyone tell me if tamping bases are useful or a waste of money?

  • #2
    Re: motta tamping base

    Good question!

    There are a few different brands on the market and Im yet to try them but they seem like a good way of keeping the spouts off the bench and protecting the kitchen surface/edges too.

    I look forward to reading what people that use them think.

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    • #3
      Re: motta tamping base

      Im going to get one. Tamping a single spout holder can be a wobbley pain. And anything that protects the filter spouts and the bench top - stainless steel in my case - has to be useful I reckon.

      I like the rubber encased stainless ones. But then again I might just make a nice wooden one.

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      • #4
        Re: motta tamping base

        Originally posted by 153D3D31500 link=1265434555/0#0 date=1265434555
        can anyone tell me if tamping bases are useful or a waste of money?
        This is the one that I use and they make tamping a lot easier specially when using the single spout. Well worth the money and as Andy said it saves damaging the bench..

        Cheers Gra..

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        • #5
          Re: motta tamping base

          thanks for the replies. the base that i am looking at is full stainless with no rubber. would this be okay or would it damage the handle. also what brand base is in the photo?

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          • #6
            Re: motta tamping base

            Originally posted by 4961616D0C0 link=1265434555/4#4 date=1265441511
            also what brand base is in the photo?
            "Bumper"

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            • #7
              Re: motta tamping base

              I bought a no name one a while back on Ebay from our latest sponsor Coffee-a-Roma. I love it and its especially handy on those rare occasions I use the single spout.

              It seems to be well constructed and should be fine for those who favour Neanderthal tamping pressures.

              http://www.coffee-a-roma.com.au/shop...older-100.html

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              • #8
                Re: motta tamping base

                I use a Bumper too.... 8-)

                Bought it from Veneziano three or more years ago and now, I dont think Id be happy doing it any other way. Mines not as clean as Gras though.....

                Mal.

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                • #9
                  Re: motta tamping base

                  I just got this stand at Christmas and find it useful for keeping the spouts clean. I got by for 3-years without it but like it now that I have it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: motta tamping base

                    Originally posted by 143C3C30510 link=1265434555/4#4 date=1265441511
                    thanks for the replies. the base that i am looking at is full stainless with no rubber. would this be okay or would it damage the handle. also what brand base is in the photo?
                    Just wondering if metal to metal is the way to go. Somethings going to get scratched and its more likely to be the plating on the brass filter handle.

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                    • #11
                      Re: motta tamping base

                      Check out Di Bartoli Home Barista Centre one of our sponsors to the left they have a selection of tamper stands..

                      Cheers Gra..

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                      • #12
                        Re: motta tamping base

                        After reading this thread curiousity got the better of me. I bought a stand from sponsor coffee-a-roma - $29.95 inc post. Good value and a nice product I use all the time. Recommended.

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                        • #13
                          Re: tamping station

                          I also bought one from Coffee-a-roma a couple of weeks back.
                          Definate thumbs up from me.

                          Brett.

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                          • #14
                            Re: motta tamping base

                            I am going to build one
                            Similar to a couple posted on CS some time ago

                            I will be using Industrial rubberised cork sheets
                            Then laminate them to the thickness I require

                            KK

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                            • #15
                              Re: motta tamping base

                              Ive got the Bumper stand as well and really like it. great for protecting my kitchen bench - especially considering I rent my house - and still gives me a nice flat surface to work on. I wouldnt be without it.

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