The Bellemain 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker is not only built to be easy to use, but also to heat evenly and quickly to produce the delicious hot beverages.
Performance: this is one of the simplest options to introduce the espresso-style of coffee to your home. It is perfectly sized to make up to 6 2-ounce cups, and works on any electric or gas stovetop. It is easy to use and the parts screw on nicely. The spout works well with no issues with leaks or other inconveniences.
Quality of espresso: this stovetop espresso maker has the ability to produce great tasting rich coffee. Make sure to use the best quality beans you can afford. Also, try to avoid using too finely ground espresso. The preferred option is to self-grind the beans to get the optimal taste. Plus, it can help to try out different water levels/timing and amounts of grounds. This can easily impact the flavor, but it is relatively easy to make adjustments in the process of finding the preferred flavor.
Design: the Bellemain 6-Cup has a traditional minimalist design that is made of aluminum to ensure it is easily able to blend with most home kitchens. Beyond its stylish looks, the aluminum is helpful for preventing the metallic-type flavor that is quite common with certain stainless steel pots.
Well Built: this is a well built with precision pieces to give all-round strength and durability. Its sturdiness and simple design mean there is less risk of failure of certain parts and will continue to run for much longer.
Safety Features: the Bellemain 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker benefits from a variety of safety features, such as lid knobs and stay-cool handles. Also, it is fitted with a convenient safety valve to help with regulating heat and pressure that builds up throughout the brewing process. This is helpful for those that get easily distracted and may move away from the stove while the brewing process is active.
Easy to Clean: this stovetop espresso maker is very easy to clean and maintain. Just rinse well to maintain its condition – there is no need to use the dishwasher or an abrasive sponge.
- Simple and stylish design
- Large handle to minimize the risk of burning the hand against the side of the pot
- Solid and sturdy design; heavy weighted base
- Cleanup is quick and efficient
- Easy screw on/off
- Heating can take up to 10-15 minutes, especially on the slow heating stoves
- Filter basket is a little difficult to remove when it is wet