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  • how to remove basket from portafilter?

    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
    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; 2 May 2014, 01:32 AM.

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    • #3
      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!

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      • #4
        I keep a short handled screwdriver handy to save my finger nails.

        Barry

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        • #5
          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.

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