ISSUE 43  |  Home Cooking

Coffee & Tea: Stainless Steel Espresso Makers

October 26, 2009 7:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

My British architect friend Helen recently built a carbon-neutral house and duly installed an induction cooktop (see today’s post Applicances: Viking Induction Cooktop and Range). It took some major sleuthing on her part to find a stainless steel replacement for her aluminium Bialetti-style espresso maker, and the Stellar Hob Top proved a great find. In the US, the Maillard stovetop is my favorite. An added benefit: Unlike their aluminum counterparts, stainless steel pots can be placed in the dishwasher.

Above: Maillard Stovetop Espresso Maker; $150 from Design Within Reach.



Above: Stellar Hob Top Espresso Maker; £31.50 from Stellar Direct.