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Product lovely, information lacking
on 12 April 2013
Nice solid weighty construction. Lovely looks. My one gripe, which lost it a star, is the lack of information, on Amazon and the Kitchencraft site, on dimensions. The single most important detail for a coffee tamper is the diameter and yet it is not stated on either site. I eventually went by the measurements given on Ebay (50 & 55mm diameter) before ordering. The Ebay measurements seem to be about right. I judged my portafilter to be 50mm diameter (always difficult to measure diameters without a vernier gauge) and the small end of the tamper fits - just. The embossed "maximum" mark just snags the tamper but I'm hoping that will ease with use.
First tamp was perfect. Second go, I slightly overdid it by having a second stab. I'm sure I'll improve with practice. I'm pretty confident that I'll be getting much more consistent results than I do with the nasty plastic (and too small!) tamper that came with the machine.