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Posted Wed Jul 27, 2011, 5:47pm
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Dear All,

I'm just learning, with a new duetto II and a mazzer major.

I got a rancillio bottomless PF, which is fitted for the triple shot basket.

I think I'm getting better, but it does seem that there are a lot of things I need to get right at once.

I know I don't want to ruin three shots at a time, and honestly, I'm not sure I'm ever going to want to pull triples.

Can anyone speak to the consequences of using smaller filter baskets in the rancilio triple PF?   (Specifically those that came with the Duetto's PFs.)

Obviously I've invested in a machine designed to deliver decent temperature control.  My instinct is that not having that basket fit in the solid PF is limited that purpose.

I'd love to hear if it isn't an issue, and whether the single basked could be used in place just as well.

Thank you in advance for weighing in!
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Posted Wed Jul 27, 2011, 6:48pm
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username Said:

Can anyone speak to the consequences of using smaller filter baskets in the rancilio triple PF?   (Specifically those that came with the Duetto's PFs.)

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You can use any 58mm basket with the bottomless, just like with the standard type portafilter.  
Doubles are easiest to work with for most folks (but some people prefer singles)

 
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Posted Wed Jul 27, 2011, 8:09pm
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Like Jon said, there's no problem using a smaller 58mm basket with your bottomless PF.  The only reason many of them come with a triple basket is that they are usually the only way to use a triple, because most spouted PFs aren't deep enough.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 28, 2011, 6:47am
Subject: Re: basket and portafilter mismatch
 

Yes, echo all the above. Use whatever basket you want to. Many like triple baskets so that they can up dose their doubles to more of a restrato than a standard pull while still getting a full two shots. I have a triple and after playing with it for a while, I don't use it anymore. Use what you like.

 
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