226551650 Saeco pressurized filter holder made in Aluminum. It is light weight and good for all Saeco semi-automatic pump models. The heavy grade 226550650 is identical except the weight due to Brass cup holder. Also use for LaPavoni models Pisa, Club Combo, PL-16. Allows manual pre-infusion for 9 Bar extraction of espresso. For best results use coarser grind (like table salt grain). Level coffee in the filter cup (no tamping). Lock it in the group and hold pulled all the way to the right. Turn water switch on. Release handle after 6-8 seconds. Collect 2 oz. espresso in the cup. For larger Americana, add hot water from the same machine.
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