A modern reimagining of Bialetti’s classic espresso maker, this two-part stainless steel stovetop brewer delivers delicious, rich espresso—add a dollop of foam for an espresso macchiato or pour over a scoop of ice cream for a creamy affogato...Read More
A modern reimagining of Bialetti’s classic espresso maker, this two-part stainless steel stovetop brewer delivers delicious, rich espresso—add a dollop of foam for an espresso macchiato or pour over a scoop of ice cream for a creamy affogato. One sip, and you’ll understand why there’s a Bialetti brewer in 90 percent of Italian households.
Material: Stainless steel
Care: Hand wash only
Capacity: 6 espresso cups
Made in China
Makes six espresso cups in under five minutes
Durable and attractive stainless steel construction
Ergonomic Bakelite handle features a wide reach for easy, safe pouring
Easy to use: simply fill the lower chamber with water, place the filter in the tank and fill with coffee, screw the top back on, and heat on medium. The pot will quickly begin to steam and sputter—when the top is full of coffee, remove from heat and enjoy
I'd been searching and searching for a stainless steel espresso maker! I was excited when I found this one online just before the holidays and it arrived promptly! I appreciate the graceful lines of this Bialetti-6-cup and it brews excellent espresso! I don't go anywhere without it! In fact, I'll most likely purchase a second one specifically designated for travel! Thank you!
This Moka pot works flawlessly, and makes delicious espresso. I have had no problems with leaking. The pot can be filled with water just up to the bottom of the little safety valve, but not above it, or you will have leaks. It does leave some water in the pot after it is done making the espresso, to ensure the pot does not get too hot. Following the directions that accompany the pot helps. I use it on an electric burner, starting it on high, then once the coffee starts to bubble up to the upper pot, I turn it to medium-low, until done. Then take it off the heat. When I bought it, it had a sticker on the side saying it would work with induction heat, but have not tried it.
I have owned the traditional Moka pot for years and wanted to move away from aluminum. The stainless steel Kitty by Bialetti not only brews a delicious espresso, it is also very stylish! Easy to use, easy to clean. Kudos to Bialetti for making a great pot.
What a nice larger version of the two-cup Bialetti i use daily when it's only me at home! This one has the same process and steams quickly and tightly. I bought it for the material -- stainless steel -- as well as for the design.
Because this is stainless steel and I have heard from friends that the aluminum espresso stovetop makers are not as sturdy, durable, or reliable. In addition, I love the aesthetics of this espresso pot.
Nice design, stainless steel, good reviews re: flavor and cleaning. We have a Nespresso Citiz. Thought this would be a nice addition, especially with guests. Wanted to see it first, but it's not at my local Sur la Table store or anywhere else in my area. Trusting I'll like it because it's offered on their website.
My new years resolution is to stop drinking bad coffee. I was given an expensive Keurig for Christmas a few years ago and it really does not make good coffee...but I feel bad for not using it (my bf gave it to me) so I've just dealt with it. I read a lot of good Amazon reviews on this little espresso maker so I thought it would give it a try!
I love my espresso! However, I recently learned that "aluminum" cooking products are detrimental to one's brain and may contribute to dementia. Therefore, I'm ordering this stainless steel espresso maker. Thank you!
Best Answer:I have had this problem, too, on occasion. The best solution I have been able to find is not to fill the coffee filter all the way to the top - especially if the coffee is finely ground. If I fill it 3/4 of the way with coffee I do not get the leaking.
I bought the Kitty a few months ago. Worked great until three days ago when the safety valve spouted steam, and the coffee would not go into the top part. I'm so disappointed. Tell me what I can do?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2015
Best Answer:Hello-- I've been happy with both this espresso maker as well as a smaller one i've had now for years. With both, i have to be careful not to fill water past the hole (pressure valve) and to check that there are no grains of coffee on the gasket/ring. Also, i find i need to close the espresso maker tightly, not use a very fine grind... and be content, if possible, if all the water doesn't get use and thus less espresso is made than i would have liked. Hope this helps.