Bialetti Venus Induction Stove-top Coffee Maker
Far too small to be called 6 cup
If your cups are thimble-size then go ahead and buy, but if you can get even two regular cups from this then count yourself extremely lucky.
After one use mine no sits in my cupboard waiting to become a wedding present to two strangers or people I may nor particularly like.
27 October 2014
Steam comes out from top of the handle where it lifts the lid - at all stages of making the coffee. Serious risk of steam burns to the thumb. Also coffee dribbles down the handle while it is bubbling through.
Bad enough that I have taken it back for a refund - which John Lewis gave without question.
30 September 2014
Stylish Solution for One or Two Cups
Nice design, practical to use, and quick to produce good coffee. Smooth stainless surface is easy to clean inside and out, but take care not spill remaining coffee and or water when taking apart. Not just for induction hobs, but on gas stoves needs a "Gas Ring Reducer for Espresso Coffee Makers & Small Pots" to ensure stability, not a "Diffuser" such as I originally bought with this item.
17 September 2014
Gold standard stove top
Superb stove top mocha pot.
Stainless steel - so no concerns about using old skool Aluminium . No drips from spout
It will discolour on the base, this is fine. It is not a beauty contest.
Makes magnificent espresso. Dont overfill, use, fine ground beans, only rinse dont wash and this will be your friend for life....
10 September 2014
Excellent and Stylish Coffee Maker
We recently moved house and now have an induction hob, which meant my old espresso maker would no longer work on the new hob. This is one of the few espresso coffee makers that will work with induction heat and I'm happy to say that it is excellent. I saw some reviews about hot water splashing from the handle - this only happens if it is over filled and I have had no problems at all. It looks lovely and I love the bigger size, which allows me to make coffee for more than the usual two or three. All in all excellent quality.
02 September 2014
Quality product delivering quality coffee
I have come back to using a stove top coffee pot while working away from home, there is little doubt this is the best way to enjoy fresh coffee. I selected this pot for two reasons, the quality of the manufactiure and materiels and its style, so good that I have bought two. I cannot rate this highly enough, being stainless steel it retains its looks and delivers fresh coffee every time. Very highly recommended if you want to treat yourself to a coffee pot that will last many years.
18 August 2014
Stylish and practical.
This stove-top pot gets the best from ground coffee. Some reviews have commented that hot liquid can escape from the lid and onto the handle. The way to avoid this is to moderate the heat and not boil the water too violently. With a medium heat it works perfectly.
12 August 2014
We used our traditional stove top bialetti continously until we switched to an induction hob and then missed it terribly. The induction Bialetti is great. The coffee is really good and it looks very stylish. Not sure what people are talking about when they say it leaks etc. It doesn't. The only thing is that the small one is quite smal- really only makes enough for 2 people. I would have bought a bigger one!
07 May 2014