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Posted: February 16, 2006, 11:54am
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Product Reviewed: Solid Metal Handle Deluxe
Manufacturer: Lava Tamp Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $42.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: espressoparts.com Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Reg Barber Tall Bubinga
Bottom Line: Best tamper you can buy!
Positive Product Points

Solid heavy feel. Easy to control. Built to last a lifetime. Convex does make a difference.

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Detailed Commentary

After hearing so much controversy regarding flat versus convex I buckled under and ordered a Solid Metal Handle Deluxe Lava Stainless Steel Espresso Hand Tamp from espressoparts.com. It got put to the test as soon as I got it out of its carefully packaged box. I have to admit, convex does make a difference with my Gaggia Classic. Perfect 20 second pulls everytime. Makes sense since the Classic has a curved shower screen so that a convex tamper works better. The tamper is a solid piece of aluminum Lava handle with a stainless convex base with a total weight of 1LB. Mine came with a clear acrylic cap perfect for that portafilter tap.

Buying Experience

Great buying experience through espressoparts.com. Easy online purchase and also had the option of wrtiting in the make and model of  machine to assure proper fit. Shipping email was prompt and product arrived on time and well packaged. Will definitely do business with them again.

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