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10 Easy Pieces: Stovetop Espresso Makers

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10 Easy Pieces: Stovetop Espresso Makers

August 25, 2021

I have enjoyed a long- term monogamous relationship with the classic stovetop Bialetti, which is fabulously dependable. Here’s a roundup of our favorite stovetop espresso makers; all are made from stainless steel and have a six-cup capacity unless otherwise noted. No surprise, they are mostly Italian.

the giannini \103 espresso maker silver is \$\179.95 on amazon. 9
Above: The Giannini 103 Espresso Maker Silver is $179.95 on Amazon.
the industry workhorse: the bialetti moka express stovetop coffee maker was inv 10
Above: The industry workhorse: the Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker was invented in 1933 in Italy and is made from cast aluminum; $25.98 on Amazon.
the ilsa stainless steel stovetop espresso maker is \$70.08 on amazon. 11
Above: The Ilsa Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker is $70.08 on Amazon.
the alessi espresso coffee maker is \$\27\2.0\2 at amazon. 12
Above: The Alessi Espresso Coffee Maker is $272.02 at Amazon.
the simple ikea matallisk espresso maker in stainless steel is \$\19.99. 13
Above: The simple IKEA Matallisk Espresso Maker in stainless steel is $19.99.
the sorrentina atomic coffee maker (otherwise known as the atomic) comes with a 14
Above: The Sorrentina Atomic Coffee Maker (otherwise known as the Atomic) comes with a milk frother. Originally designed by Milanese-born Giordano Robbiati in the late 1940s, it is now in reproduction. Available in the US for $459.99 from Taylor and Ng on Amazon.
the bodum chambord espresso maker is €99.90 at bodum. 15
Above: The Bodum Chambord Espresso Maker is €99.90 at Bodum.
the ilsa slancio stovetop espresso maker is \$85.99 at seattle coffee gear. 16
Above: The Ilsa Slancio Stovetop Espresso Maker is $85.99 at Seattle Coffee Gear.
the alessi la cupola espresso coffee maker is \$\1\15 at ylighting. 17
Above: The Alessi La Cupola Espresso Coffee Maker is $115 at YLighting.
the ilsa stainless steel neapolitan drip coffee maker works by the drip method. 18
Above: The Ilsa Stainless Steel Neapolitan Drip Coffee Maker works by the drip method. Once the water boils, the pot is turned upside down and the water drips into the pot below. Available in either aluminum or stainless steel; $65 at Amazon.

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N.B.: This post was originally published in January 2013. We have updated it with new product selections and current pricing.

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