Knock boxes, also known as ‘bash bins’, are valuable pieces of kit for quickly and efficiently disposing of coffee pucks. Because pucks are hot, knock boxes are usually made of stainless steel or moulded plastic and have a sturdy bar that is capable of being bashed repeatedly by the portafilter, and in the process saving baristas the need to find a bin.
For professional baristas where time is of the essence, knock boxes are essential tools. Whether they are freestanding on the floor or the counter, sunk into the countertop or placed under the grinder, their stability, capacity and sturdiness are usually deciding factors when purchasing. Choose from a variety of colours, sizes, materials and types, including stainless steel knock drawers and rubber boxes, plus options for domestic and commercial use. A large selection of replacement spares such as knock bars and sleeves are also available if repairs are needed.
For the home barista: We suggest countertop knock boxes in rubber or high-quality stainless steel with non-slip rubber bases.A replacement to the small Cafelat tubbis, a popular choice for home baristas. The new Cafelat Home Knockbox still comfortably holds ten double pucks before it needs emptying and has the same silicon ring on the bottom preventing it from moving around and helping to reduce noise. However, it now comes with a new, unique design sure to stand out in any domestic kitchen. To empty just remove the rubber bar and discard the contents. The plastic tub is dishwasher safe but we are not sure you need to go that far, as a mild rinse works every time.