This morning I was going through the mail and had a 20% off coupon for Bed, Bath & Beyond so I went to their site to price their coffee makers, espresso makers and food processors (because yes, I still need to make up my mind and purchase something but I've not had the extra money to spend so I haven't yet!).
I saw the Alessi Stove Top Espresso Coffee maker on their site for just over $200 so I came to Amazon to price them. I am not sure I'd want a stove top maker but I know many people would, so I thought 'what the heck' I'd do a quick mention of it on Just the Coffee Talking.
Because I don't own one, I was interested in some of the comments - bits and pieces I read include;
".....snaps closed rather than screws together like other stovetop espresso makers"
"....made from steel rather than aluminum"
"....handle closure scheme is a huge improvement over the twist-to-close models"
Alessi Stove Top Espresso 3 Cup Coffee Maker in 18/10 Stainless Steel Mirror Polished With Magnetic Bottom Suitable For Induction Cooking, Silver
- Designer: Richard Sapper
- In 18/10 stainless steel
- Hand wash suggested
- Works on induction stove tops
- Dimensions: 7″ x 41/4″
The 9090 isn't just the first stove top espresso coffee maker in history: it was also first object for the kitchen after the 1930s, the first of many Compasso d'Oro awards (1979), first object to be inducted into the Permanent Design Collection at the New York MOMA, and of course it's the best-loved Alessi coffee maker bar none, as well as first "amphibious object", i.e. it is for kitchen use, but with its high design quality it can also be brought directly to the table.
|Dimensions||4.3 x 6.9 x 4.3 inches|
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Item model number||9090/3|
I did note this style may eventually need a replacement gasket; I found this one listed with the product above:
GASKET RUBBER WASHER:
- Alessi 29704 Gasket Rubber Washer for Art. 9090/3
- Packaging: 1 pieces
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Bialetti 06909 6-Cup Espresso Coffee Maker, Purple