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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 7:20am
Subject: Bezzera BZ07 Tamper Size
 

So I've ordered the BZ07 *and a new grinder* but also need a tamper. For the life of me I can't figure out what size I need. Looked on their site, 1st coffee...unless I'm blind I can't find the basket size. Any help?
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 7:38am
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58 mm

From the web page under "Features"

Thermostat-controlled heated 58mm grouphead


 
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 7:38am
Subject: Re: Bezzera BZ07 Tamper Size
 

Your BZ07 will need a 58mm tamper.

It does come with a full size(58mm) plastic one that will get you by until you can get one that suits you better.


GL with the new machine, I love mine.  Let me know if you have any other questions about the bz07, I would be happy to help.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 7:39am
Subject: Re: Bezzera BZ07 Tamper Size
 

Should be a 57mm.  A quick call to 1st Line can confirm this.

Congrats on your purchase.  If you haven't already, I highly suggest you read and follow these instructions to get your grinder dialed in a quickly as possible.  It'll save you a ton of coffee and frustration.
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 7:41am
Subject: Re: Bezzera BZ07 Tamper Size
 

uscfroadie Said:

Should be a 57mm.  A quick call to 1st Line can confirm this.

Posted January 5, 2010 link

Standard size for most machines is 58mm nominal.  
The 58mm basket is slightly over and the 58mm tampers are slightly under.  

But they are all called 58mm to avoid confusion.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 8:20am
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Thanks for the tips. Now, to figure out what freaking tamper to buy. I'll probably just grab one to get started with and find a long term solution after using a few. Do you all generally recommend Espresso Parts tampers? They seem well respected in the roadshow thread. I enjoy the look of the Thor, but it doesn't look like he sells them any longer.
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 8:43am
Subject: Re: Bezzera BZ07 Tamper Size
 

Tamper selection is a personal preference.  
Many consider the expensive tampers to be "barista bling jewelry"  

I have a rediculous collection, maybe a dozen tampers.  
IMO, one of the better value tampers is Rattleware for about $30 they have a solid feel and excellent finish.

You might check out Stefano's Espressocare for a nice selection of reasonably-priced tampers, and also SeattleCoffeegear (and even ebay has quite a large number of tampers)

 
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Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010, 8:51am
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+1 for the rattleware.  I feel that mine is very well crafted and worth the $30.00

 
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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2011, 3:00pm
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I just recently purchased a BZ07 and Vario from 1st-Line. I was sent a 58mm tamper but it seems to get stuck onto the filter even when you just place it in on top of the grinds. It is obviously too big.

So, I'm in the process of getting a replacement but I need to decide whether to get a 57 or another 58. Looking at this thread, there seems to be a split decision.
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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011, 6:01pm
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Do yourself a favor, and buy the Synesso double basket. I have a BZ07 and the Synesso basket is the best thing I bought (well, after the Vario :-). Not only it works perfectly with a 58mm tamper, it has straighter sides than the stock Bezzera basket, so that you have no problems tamping any amount, from 13 to 17g. Yes, added bonus, the Synesso basket allows you to updose on the notoriously low screen of the BZ07

I'm not a big fan of updosing, btw, but it's nice to have the option. Oh, it's also really cheap :-)

1.7000 Filter Basket, Double - Ridgeless, 14 grams $6.89

Click Here (synesso.com)

don't waste your money on another tamper. The stock basket is really not worth it
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