VST 18g Ridgeless Filter Basket.
Features VST's new precision filters deliver consistent extraction performance over a wide range of concentration with reduced sediment. Designed to extract properly as a ristretto, normale or lungo with minimal or no change in grind setting at a fixed dose. Filters are matched for total square area to +/- 5% to ensure identical performance(typical variances of standard filters range from 50-200% of nominal).
All VST Filters are WARRANTED for ONE-YEAR and for ZERO DEFECTS and 100% of VST's filters are inspected on the VST Digital Filter Imaging System. Holes are fabricated using a new micro-machine and finishing process100% of holes are measured on every filter for min/max range limits on area and diameter to a precision of +/- 20 µm (QC report provided with every filter)All holes are measured for circularity placement square area and blocked holes. Hole pattern is centered to +/- 1.0 mm and placement is oriented for uniform extraction throughout the entire puck. Wide outlet angle to prevent filters from clogging anti-wear design ensures uniform performance for life of product.
Improved structural integrity will withstand deflection from pump cycling without premature fatigue failures (see VST Warranty)
Recommended Tamper for the VST 15-g 18-g 20-g 22-g: 58.35 +/- 0.05mm diameter flat face.
Does what I hoped it would. Sette grinds are so light and fluffy I needed a bit more space to let them settle. 18g just right. RB tamper to fit - great combo.
Best baskets I have used: consistently higher extractions, more balanced taste but you have to use a good distribution technique and have a tamper that fits