First post. Just replaced my Gaggia Superautomatic with a Spaz Vivaldi II Mini. Upgrade from dishwater-coffee to my wife saying, "the house smells good, like coffee." Anyway, the baskets in both the single and double portafilters I have are really tough to remove - there's a spring mechanism in the basket. I rinse them well, but I don't like the idea of what might lurk behind after a week or so. Is it standard for the baskets to be such a bull to remove? Should I remove the springs? Thanks for helping to bring a newbie up-to-speed.