Teflon Coated Baskets

September 28th, 2010

I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking “what would happen if you coated a portafilter basket in teflon?”

Ok, so that probably isn’t what you are thinking, but it was clearly what Paul from Coffee Hit was thinking. Two of these baskets arrived in the post this morning for me to play with, and play we did!

I’m a fan of teflon in some places.  I like my teflon coated portafilters very much, and I like my teflon coated low flow steam tip too.  These I was a little more skeptical about.  I made a very quick, silly little film to try and document a few things:

- The cone at the bottom never really forms on a naked portafilter.  I’m not sure why.  At first I thought it was because some holes must have gotten closed by the process, but the random nature of the patterns you get underneath seem to dispel that theory.

- Channelling is even easier than before.  (No surprises)

- Cleaning is, er, very easy! (No surprises there either!)

- The shots taste odd.  Odd in a way I can’t quite describe.

I’ll keep playing and report in if I find anything noteworthy! Enjoy the film!

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