Tamper BigStep for SAGE machines | 53.40mm | White

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SAGE machines deliver great extraction, but the ability to reduce channeling is limited with standard tampers. That is why we have developed a BigStep especially for the basket carrier diameter that is usual at SAGE.

Please note that our regular 58.55mm diameter BigStep can be used for the 58xx versions of SAGE. This variant here is only suitable for machines with a diameter of 54 mm.


Tamper BigStep for SAGE machines I 53.40mm

The Pullman SAGE BigStep base was developed to minimize channeling at the edges, even with the smaller SAGE diameters. Like the big 58.55mm Big-Step, its smaller SAGE brother significantly reduces channeling when using the standard Breville filter. The 53.40mm SAGE Big-Stop uses the same patented technology like the big one to prevent the creation of a vacuum when camping. Here is our video comparison.

If you have no experience with dosing the coffee, using the BigStep will help you. Coffee needs room to expand with the addition of water. A guide to the right amount of coffee in the basket: if the top edge of the tampered BigStep is below the top edge of the basket, take a little more coffee, if the top edge of the tamper is above the top edge of the basket, take a little less. Of course, this is only a rough guide that can and should be adjusted depending on the coffee, personal preferences and experience.

Suitable for all SAGE machines (Breville) with 54.00 mm basket beam diameter.


Pullman Barista Grip - Powder Coated - White

Powder coatings are paints that are applied to metal and other conductive surfaces. They produce less waste than liquid coatings and are free of organic solvents. The material to be coated - here the aluminum handle - is negatively charged by electrical voltage. The positively charged powder adheres to the resulting electrical field and is baked in the oven.

The handles are easy to clean, available in every imaginable color and wonderful to customize. A little more sensitive to impact and scratch damage than anodized handles.

The handles are available with (BLACK TOP) or without (SOLID) black knock insert. The knock insert is made of durable acetal and is not only functional, it also looks good.
A 'must have' for baristas who 'knock' the basket carrier for the initial distribution of the ground coffee.

Spacer - spacer for individually adapting Barista and BigStep tampers to the anatomy of the hand.

Color ALU: the 5mm spacer is built in, the variants in 2mm and 8mm are included for possible subsequent adjustment.

 

 

Cleaning & maintaining your Pullman tamper is very easy. A few simple measures will significantly extend the life of your Pullman product:

- your tamper is an important tool for the perfect extraction that likes to be treated with care :-)

- It is advisable to always place the tamper on a cloth, or even better on a rubber tamper mat, to avoid scratches and damage to the underside of the tamper

- the edge of the tamper is razor sharp. It is an important element for the optimal functionality of the tamper. Impacts on hard surfaces or falls on hard floors destroy the sharp edge

- Clean only with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use sharp or abrasive household or catering cleaners. Do not clean in the dishwasher

- Wooden handles are treated with a Danish oil and absorb skin oils and sweat with normal use

- In case of intensive use, it can be treated with Danish oil. Always wipe off excess oil immediately to ensure even distribution

- Small scratches on the underside of the base do not affect the functionality of your tamper, but can be polished out at your own risk using fine sandpaper on the sanding pad of a drill or cordless screwdriver

Pullman accepts no liability for damage resulting from improper handling

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Questions and answers about Tamper BigStep for SAGE machines | 53.40mm | White

The most important parameters of correct tamping are horizontal accuracy and consistency, or to put it another way: the tamping must be straight and even. There are recommendations circulating in various publications that you should tampe with 12kg (or more or less) contact pressure. Such a value is wrong - or at least misleading: it is much more important than maintaining a certain absolute pressure that you tamp consistently, i.e. always the same way. Whether that happens at 4, 6 or 8 kg is irrelevant. The tamping should only remove the air pockets that are still present after the distribution (chiselling). Incidentally, coffee cannot be compressed infinitely anyway. When the air pockets (air pockets) are gone, the coffee no longer condenses, even with the maximum contact pressure. There is also a nice video by Adam about this. The horizontal accuracy is already 'preset' by the previous chiselling, so to speak, and the BigStep's accuracy of fit largely prevents you from tamping crookedly. However, it is helpful to hold the tamper in such a way that you touch the upper edge of the portafilter with your thumb and forefinger as a reference point when tamping. Then you can basically no longer tamping wrong.

A clear 'YES' with two small caveats:

the Colours, which we use for tampers, chisels, portafilters, spacers etc. are identical.

However, they work anodized Chisel looks a little different than the anodized tampers and portafilters. This is because we hand blast the surface of the chisel for a better feel - therefore the refraction of light is slightly different and anodized chisels appear slightly different than anodized tampers of the same colour.

This effect occurs powder coated Products not on, here the colors are identical.

Both Wooden Basically, the same wood is used, but it should be remembered that wood is a natural product and different batches of the same wood are always slightly different in terms of grain, color intensity, structure, etc. If you order a set (e.g. tamper and chisel) from us, we always make sure that the blades match each other or come from the same batch. Of course, if you buy a chisel or a portafilter after your tamper or vice versa, we cannot guarantee that. However, it has turned out that the differences are marginal and almost never bothersome, especially since woods tend to adjust in terms of color over time anyway.

Of the BigStep LITTLE is a further development of the BigStep; and in two ways:

1: the A little is significantly easier. Contrary to the widespread opinion that a high-quality tamper should have a certain weight, a low weight is always an advantage. You simply have more control when tamping. This is particularly interesting for those who tampe many hundreds to thousands of shots a day, as the lower weight causes less fatigue. But it's also definitely a plus for private users or 'normal' baristas with a few dozen shots a day.

2: the second advantage is the narrower sidewall. This is particularly relevant if you like to fill your sieve very full - then you have more control when tamping with the narrower sidewall because the tamper edge does not protrude so far over the edge of the sieve.

In terms of further functionality, both are exactly the same. The main feature of the BigStep, the maximum coverage of the screen cross-section, is identical for both.

Of the BigStep MK III offers the same dimensions as the normal BigStep, but comes with a gold Titanium Nitride coating. Surface finishing with TitanNitrid is common in areas where the highest level of precision and robustness is required, e.g. in medical technology. This makes the tamper even more resistant - and it also looks good.

The BigStep is actually a small revolution - it's not the only one for nothing patented Tampers on the market. The step achieves an unprecedented increase in surface area without the formation of a vacuum. This reduces the channeling significantly. For physical reasons, no other tamper on the market can achieve this level of accuracy. Nicely explained here: