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natalie68
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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 8:04am
Subject: Elektra basket
 

Is there anyone who used the elktra basket (49mm) with a bottomless portafilter withe the pre-millenium La Pavoni. If yes is it worth? (The filter seems quite deeper than the Lapav one.)
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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 1:23pm
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It's the only basket I use since it holds about 16g. I have 6 others sitting in my cabinet: 2 singles (7g), 2 newer style doubles(12g), 2 70s doubles(13-14g).
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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 2:22pm
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I've got the OEM Pavoni dbl basket, another dbl basket that holds an additional 1 - 2g compared to the 'stock' dbl basket, and the Elektra double basket, which can hold 16 - 18g.  I have found the Elektra basket to be the most challenging to dial in, in terms of grind/dose/tamp.  My non-OEM dbl is the most forgiving.  That being said, I love having the various options.  I think different coffees match optimally to different baskets.
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012, 3:57am
Subject: Re: Elektra basket
 

I also use these almost exclusively, perhaps 95% of the time.  Sometimes they will work with a stock portafilter, you might want to try it out before you cut yours.
The diameter is slightly different where they seal against the pf to group oring, you may find that the portafilter doesn't turn quite as much as it locks in.
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:00am
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I made myself a gift and order the Orphan's bottomless portafilter  made by Richard Penny with the Elektra basket. Can't wait to try it! I'm a bit concerned about  how it will fit (will it fit well?) Next step : a good grinder.
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012, 6:39pm
Subject: Re: Elektra basket
 

natalie68 Said:

I made myself a gift and order the Orphan's bottomless portafilter  made by Richard Penny with the Elektra basket. Can't wait to try it! I'm a bit concerned about  how it will fit (will it fit well?) Next step : a good grinder.

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Well, at the REAL risk of sounding like a smartxxx, A good grinder should be the FIRST step. However, apparently you're up to speed, so I'd advise using our Consumer Review forum>espresso grinders, and research a bit.
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