A well-made product that is a joy to handle and look at. I would highly recommend it to anyone. With regard to the small nuisance of the gasket falling out, have you tried placing the filter and gasket on the water container before carefully screwing the pot on to it?.I have found this answers the problem.
I love coffee, nice coffee and this makes lovely coffee. Not enough of it though but the upside of that is it that the coffee is always fresh. Buy good coffee to use with it. Here are the specifications for the Bellux Stovetop Stainless Steel Espresso Coffee Maker 10 Cup:
- Stovetop percolator makes 10 x 2 ounce cups of espresso (makes 10 demitasses).
- Heavy-gauge 18/10 stainless-steel body and stainless-steel filter basket.
- Mirror polished stainless-steel exterior. Brushed satin stainless-steel interior.
- Pressure-release valve for added safety. Suitable for gas, electric & radiant stovetops.
- Dual-chamber design and pressurising process for fast brewing. Dishwasher safe. 12 month manufacturers guarantee. Beautifully gift boxed.
I bought this to replace our italian style hexagonal aluminium pot and its a really good replacement – the finish is superb and its precision engineered so that the top and bottom are easy to screw together – this may sound strange but i have tried many in shops that are difficult to screw back together as they are not so well made – something i find very irritating as many were more expensive than this one. It also makes great coffee as you would expect and you get no steam on your fingers when pouring, as the lid is solid and fits well not just resting in place.
It makes good coffee with no leaks when pouring. The stainless steel design makes it look modern. I wish i’d bought it for myself.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Good machine but could use some improvments
- They are brilliant. Even goes on campfire or BBQ and is
- Good value
I’ve had the 6 cup version of this exact model for 10yrs now and it has been used every day without fail (unless i have overpacked the coffee or when it needs a new o-ring). It still works perfectly but i needed a bigger version for our coffee loving household. Even goes on campfire or bbq and is dishwasher safe. And this 10 cup is exactly the same quality. Other aluminium ones that i have used taste metallic and do not last. The little seive plate that comes with it goes knob down into the basket before the coffee goes in to make the basket half capacity. Without the seive in, if you fill the basket up half way it works and tastes exactly the same.
It was not easy to locate a quality stainless steel stove coffee maker. Aluminum versions are available in many shops and on line but sadly they do not work on induction hobs. This item is very well made, quality fittings thoughout, you get what you pay for in this world.
Beautifull crafted bought it as a replacement for my hex aluminium version to use on my induction hob recent upgrade but then no joy the stainless steel is so pure it has no magnetic value i will give it is a gift for someone searching for an induction capable version now.
Looks good, brews well, but drips a bit when the coffee is poured.
It makes a very good cup of coffee, however i would like a larger one as most people want more than an espresso sized cup and it takes a while to brew another batch of coffee.
I had a 12 cup apollo aluminum stove top espresso maker. It worked fine but i got this one since it seemed like a better quality model for the same job. I like the fact its stainless steel for a few reasons. One its heavier and seems to distribute heat more evenly. The second is the fact that it tastes less tinn-y. It’s a bit of a hassle cuz the filter and rubber ring (gasket whatever) is not tightly fitted so it comes out every time and so you have to make sure its in the right place before you screw the top on. This 10 cup is only enough for about 2 average mugs of coffee so don’t expect 10 cups. Overall i’m very satisfied with this purchase and recommend it anyone with a small kitchen with no counter space.
The products are very good quality and have a lovely finish. That is why i bought this coffee pot. Its more expensive than others but the fact that its stainless steel and not aluminium is a huge positive factor for me. The mirrored finish is ideal – it looks sharp and is very easy to polish and keep looking new. I already have the bellux mirrored teapot and it too is of the same high quality.
Beautifully designed, fits together well (top onto bottom) and is large enough for two decent sized mugsa very speedy delivery too.
It’s just ok, another purchase on my quest for good coffee at home. Eventually got tiered of it and its in a cupboard someplace. I have a coffee machine now, rocks.
Great stylish stovepot – unfortunately, the base was too small for any of my gas hob burners.
Very good quality – sturdy construction and easy to clean. I use it to make one large mug of strong coffee for myself using one heaped tablespoon of coffee. Produces much stronger and hotter coffee than the equivalent spoonful does in cafetieres. I was using nespresso but became concerned about potential for mold in the machine and the potential for toxic chemicals from the pods, and also not being able to get organic coffee in pods. This stovetop machine is clearly superior on health grounds and of course much cheaper than nespresso and no more faff once you’re used to it.
This is the fourth espresso maker, of this type, that i’ve bought. It looks good, is well made and should give years of service. The divider (used for making ‘regular’ coffee) in the grounds chamber is flimsy such that it feels like its buckling when you tamp in the coffee. Also, the divided chamber is still too large. I like my coffee strong but this is too much. Also the product description i read before purchase didn’t mention if it had a divider – so i had to buy hoping there would be one.
We originally purchased a 6 cup but this proved too small capacity-wise so we returned it. We were most pleased with the returns procedure and the rapid refund of the purchase price to our credit card account. We then ordered the 10 cup version which arrived very promptly and which was pressed into service immediately atop a stove top heat diffuser. The coffee maker is aesthetically pleasing to look at, the reservoir holding around 500ml (just below the inner valve) translating after around 5 minutes to 2 medium-sized coffee cups of excellent coffee – and without the metallic taste our old coffee maker had begun to produce.
I was delighted when my bellux expresso maker arrived, it looks like a beautifully designed piece of stainless steel engineering. Having used an aluminium one for a few years now i can certainly taste the difference. Two small niggles; on one of the reviews there was criticism of the ring and filter fit as it keeps falling out as you try to screw the top on, am i doing something wrong?secondly it is not easy to accurately get the correct level of water as the valve is only visible from inside. Perhaps a little mark on the exterior would be helpful. Otherwise absolutely lovely piece of equipment.