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Bialetti 6799 Moka Express Polished Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Maker 3 cups

Octagon Shape Aluminum Body

Octagon Shape Aluminum Body

The name Bialetti is synonymous with elegantly designed coffee makers and cookware. It is said that almost every family in Italy owns one of their products. A Bialetti expresso maker will be a rewarding and stylish addition to your home or office espresso bar. The first thing you will notice with their products is the uncompromising approach to design, engineering and ease of use. The 6799 Moka Express Stovetop Expresso Maker is one such product: seamlessly blending exotic design elements with convenient functionality and easy maintenance. It will consistently make the perfect cup of espresso every time you use it.


Interior Features
  • This model can brew three 2-ounce cups of your own espresso in just a few minutes. Brewing coffee is quick and efficient with this machine.
  • The unit is built from durable aluminum to ensure years of trouble-free use. The other parts of the espresso maker are also made of durable materials, ensuring long-lasting quality.

    Exterior Features

  • The polished aluminum body has a distinctive and head-turning octagonal design. It's perfect for any modern kitchen.
  • The flip-up top and side-pour spout will make it easy to prepare and serve your home-brewed espresso, as well as making it very easy to clean the unit afterwards. You can simply use warm, soapy water to clean this machine.
  • The heat-resistant handle ensures safety when using the espresso maker. The handle is also made of durable materials to avoid warping.
  • It is compact enough to stay out of your way when you're not using it. With its compact design, this can be easily placed anywhere in the kitchen.

    Dimension Specifications

    Height: 6 1/2 inches
    Width: 4 1/4 inches
    Depth: 5 inches
    Total number of servings: 3 cups per operating cycle

    Advantages

    The octagonal exterior design looks elegant and should be an excellent addition to your home or office espresso bar. Its flip-up top and side-pour spout makes it easy to prepare and serve your espresso. Its spill-free design will also make it easy to clean up afterwards. The unit is easy to clean: just hand wash and rinse. It makes 3 perfect cups of espresso per cycle.

    Disadvantages

    You cannot clean the espresso maker inside your dishwasher. It only makes 3 cups of espresso per heating cycle, limiting its use to the home or in small gatherings. The polished aluminum exterior can be prone to scratches and stains if not diligently cleaned and maintained. Tap water with high levels of chlorine can also stain the interior of the unit. Detergents and strong soaps might ruin the finish if it is used to clean the unit.

    Pros

  • good value for the price
  • polished aluminum finish
  • it looks and feels expensive
  • octagonal design
  • easy to clean
  • consistently brewed espresso every time
  • stay-cool plastic handle
  • compact form factor
  • low maintenance

    Cons

  • not dishwasher friendly
  • aluminum body is averse to strong soaps and detergents
  • limited to personal use
  • only 3 cups of espresso per cycle
  • requires purified water
  • chlorinated tap water might stain the unit interior
  • internal rubber gasket might require replacement every once in a while
  • purely manual operation

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