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VST Precision Filter Basket Ridgeless

Experience uniform extractions across all groups for the first time, permanently. The essential espresso filter for those in search of the ultimate cup. May not be as pictured - make sure you choose the right one by the description.

Our price CA$40.00

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(Ridged filter baskets have a groove in the side wall which a spring in the portafilter locks in to help retain the basket in the portafilter. Ridgeless, or unridged baskets, have smooth walls and as a result generally require a stronger spring to ensure they stay in place when knocking out used coffee pucks. )


  • 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 process
  • 100% of holes are measured on every filter for min/max range limits on area and diameter to a precision of +/- 20 (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)


22-g fits all La Marzocco and Synesso and most Nuova Simonelli models using their standard portafilters. Faema, La Cimbali, Rancilio require a bottomless portafilter.

20g and 18-g fit most La Marzocco, Synesso, Nuova Simonelli, Faema, La Cimbali, Rancilio with standard portafilters. Check height and depth available in your portafilter.

22-g, 20-g and 18-g are compatible with the La Marzocco SWIFT Grinder


Each VST filter is marked with a unique 2-D code to ensure authenticity and performance. The 2-D code stores factory measurement, quality reports and image data.
Measurements stored in VST database for all filters, summary quality report included w/each filter.
Each filter is graded and warranted to perform identically to similar grades.
Each genuine VST filter is warranted to meet or exceed published specifications for one year or will be replaced free of charge.

SKU VSTridgeless
Weight 0.50 lbs

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  • Author: Charles
    The 20g version **does not** fit the stock portafilter of the Rancilio Silva. The 18g fits perfectly!
  • Author: Grimley
    Charles is correct. 18g is the way to go for the stock Rancilio portafilter. Snug as a bug, larger, easier tamping without the ridge. Recommended.

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