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List Price: $7.99
Amazon Price: $6.90
RSVP Terry’s Tamper Description:
Designed by a professional barista, this tamper is made of heavy cast metal and compresses espresso like nobody’s business.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #110 in Kitchen & Housewares
- Brand: RSVP
- Model: TAM
- Dimensions: 3.00″ h x 3.00″ w x 3.00″ l, .25 pounds
- Heavy cast metal
- 2″ Diameter (top), 2 1/4″ Diameter (bottom) x 2 7/8″ H
- Dishwasher safe
I have a DeLonghi EC155 and the smaller size fits very nicely for tamping. It is able to hold over 50 lbs of pressure with no problem. I used the tamping method from Good Eats, where you put 50lbs of pressure, then twist.
Don’t put this in the dishwasher
This product is not a heavy item, but it works very well. The flat design makes it easy to tamp down coffee. It is not dishwasher safe. If you put it in the dishwasher it will come out looking like tarnished and dull aluminum. I speak from experience here. It still works great, but I don’t like things I have to hand wash when I have a machine that will do it for me!
Does what it’s supposed to do
I have looked everywhere for a tamper that would fit Saeco Aroma for a sensible price, but 53mm tampers were either too expensive or just unavailable. Although this one doesn’t fit properly, the small end of it covers about 90% of the basket. Overall, I’m happy with it. It’s a temporary solution. Tamper brand or construction is not a huge variable in the resulting quality of an espresso shot. You might at well use something out of the hardware store as long as it tamps the loose grounds well enough. This is why I am skeptical of tampers that cost 50-100 dollars. If RSVP Terry tamper fits your basket’s proportions you should consider it.