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VST Precision Insert Baskets

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Here is a list of portafilters that will accept ALL VST basket sizes including 22 gram;

La Marzocco
Nuova Simonelli

NOTE: Not all spouted portafilters are deep enough to hold the 20 gram, OR 18 gram insert baskets! If you are unsure if it will fit in yours, please contact the vendor you purchased your machine from.

Does not fit the Cimbali spouted portafilters.
Experience uniform extractions across all groups all the time - permanently. The VST Precision Insert Basket is the essential espresso filter for those in search of the ultimate cup.

The VST baskets deliver consistent extraction performance over a wide range of concentration with reduced sediment. It's designed to extract properly and expertly amongst most bottomless portafilters, including Rancillio, La Cimbali, La Marzocco, Nuova Simonelli, Quick Mill, Izzo, Rocket, Giotto, Isomac, Vibieme, and more. Each insert basket is uniquely coded for manufacturing QC and product authenticity.

The VST baskets were specially created with holes that were fabricated using a new micro-machine and finishing process. Each and every hole on every single basket was measured for the minimum and maximum range limits on area and diameter to a precision of +/- 30 µm. They were also calculated for circularity, placement, square area and any blocked holes before being considered fit for sale and fitted for Baristas. The hole pattern is centered to +/- 1.0 mm and placement is oriented for uniform extraction throughout the entire puck.

The VST Insert Basket was specifically designed to stand the test of time. The wide outlet angle prevents the filters from clogging and the anti-wear design ensures uniform performance for life of product. The structural integrity has been improved, able to withstand deflection from pump cycling without any premature fatigue failures.

Each insert basket is marked with a very unique 2-D bar-code to ensure true authenticity and performance. The 2-D bar-code stores the factory measurements, the quality reports, and even image data.

The Standard Ridged basket has an indented ring near the top; this ring, called the ridge, is what presses against the spring to hold the basket in the portafilter. The Ridgeless basket is held in by tension and is the basket of choice by the leading baristas in the country.

Downloadable PDF Brochure/Data Sheet

For quantity purchases of 30 or more baskets please call for special discounts.

Item# Item Name Chris' Price Qty Add
PFB-RL-15 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 15 gram Ridgeless
PFB-STD-15 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 15 gram Standard
PFB-RL-18 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 18 gram Ridgeless
PFB-STD-18 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 18 gram Standard
PFB-RL-20 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 20 gram Ridgeless
PFB-STD-20 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 20 gram Standard
PFB-RL-22 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 22 gram Ridgeless
PFB-STD-22 VST Precision Insert Baskets - 22 gram Standard
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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
VST Baskets September 10, 2016
Reviewer: Marc Regnier from Charleston, SC United States  
As their name suggests, an extremely well made product with even extraction.  I now use the VST baskets exclusively.

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VST August 9, 2016
Reviewer: Leonard Perrone from St. Marys, GA United States  
Extremely well made, and designed basket. I ordered the 18 gm basket, but found that the capacity is much less when used with my OSCAR.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
VST precision insert basket July 8, 2016
Reviewer: Dennis Anderson from Granby, CT United States  
Excellent product that improves espresso extraction.

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Small Order, Large Satisfaction June 2, 2016
Reviewer: Bill Mazzoni from Shoreline, WA United States  
I'm a long-time, loyal customer of Chris' Coffee, and find myself returning to his Web site for both large and small orders.  This time I ordered just a couple, new VST Precision Baskets, which arrived on my doorstep only 3 or 4 days later. The VST Precision Basket does make a noticeable difference in the evenness of my extractions, even with some variability in grind setting. Now I'm getting one larger and one smaller sized basket from Chris so I can experiment with larger and smaller extractions ;-)

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
VST 15 and 18 May 30, 2016
Reviewer: SANTIAGO ARGUELLES from Mexico  
They are driving me insane. it's incredibly difficult to get nice extractions with these, but they are very very constant. Most extractions look exactly the same. The product itself is very nice, I just wish there was a middle basket between 15 and 18. I know 15 can go to 16 and 18 works with 17 but dosing 17 on the 18 just causes more trouble... if they had a 14/16/18 trio it would be perfect.

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