Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Makers
- Classic two-part cast aluminum design that sets the standard for stovetop espresso makers
- A staple in cafés and homes around the world since the 1930s
- As water in the lower chamber boils, pressure forces the water through the coffee grounds, ensuring the perfect water temperature and a rich, full-flavored brew
- Manufacturer: Bialetti
- Material: Aluminized steel
- Made in Italy
Care & Usage Show
- Hand wash
- Compatible with gas and electric stovetops
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It's made of aluminum and can easily develop stains in the lower chamber if you leave water standing in it.
If you need to make a second pot, you have to wait for it to cool down to avoid burning yourself.
If you have gas burners, make sure the pot fits on the grates. The 3 cup pot might be too small to fit on a gas burner.
The price is right for this espresso maker. I'm just not sure how it will hold up over long term use
Pros: Makes a decent flavor coffee. Easy to use.
Cons: The rubber seal over time wears out and sticks to the pot making it hard to release it.
If used frequently look to replace the seal often.
Stains easily when coffee is left in it overnight and stains are permanent
The pot is not easy to clean
Questions & Answers
I find espresso too strong for my taste. I normally add half n half and Splenda to my coffee. Is this coffee maker only for making espresso? Thanks in advance. :)
If I buy a 6 cup pot, can I make 3 cups in it
I'm thinking of purchasing this after having a delicious cup of espresso from one of these makers while dining out, but I wonder what kind of coffee I should use to make the most flavorful cup
I only add about 8 fluid ounces, or 1 cup of water.
The capacities of all these is really small. I can fit the entire contents of a 9-cup into one somewhat large coffee mug, with room for cream/frothed milk, etc. Look at your French Press and figure out how many cups you normally get out of one batch, and purchase the right size for you based on that number.
BTW, it makes wonderful coffee. A different flavor than the French Press, lovely nonetheless.
However, if you leave the lid open it will.