Author Topic: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show  (Read 2884 times)

BoldJava

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Traveling Road Show - Need 9 more players, $4.42 each.  Stovetop coffee maker with aluminum base and porcelain upper.  Time to wade into the stovetops.  There is a ton of them out them. 

I used them for about 2.5 years.  Makes a hearty, full-bodied cup.  Definitely not an espresso so ignore all the marketing that calls it a "stovetop espresso" maker.  Merely a strong, substantial, hearty cup.  I enjoy them and use an Alessi on a recurrent basis.  Great with half and half.

Makes 8 oz. Porcelain pot is dishwasher safe; hand wash the aluminum base.  Works with gas, electric, ceramic stoves and well as halogens.

No money now.  I have one on the way to me because I will never win.  Once we have 10 members ready to toss in $4.42, I will let you know. I'll ask JSpain to have Patti pick a number and place the winner last on the list.  Keep the stovetop for a week and then ship on to the next person. Who will be first?

* Need 10 people to participate
* Each person gets the brewer for one week and then passes on to the next person
* One lucky person will get to keep the brewer via random drawing

Entrants:
1.  B|Java
2.  ECC

3.  JBViau
4.  HeadChange4You
5.  SJM (ship back to Dave)
6.  Intrepid
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 04:10:09 AM by BoldJava »

Offline ecc

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 06:08:29 PM »
Who will be first?

Stop wondering! So in.

EDIT:
Have I mentioned recently how wonderful the Spain household is?  ;D
« Last Edit: December 11, 2012, 06:11:20 PM by ecc »

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
D'oh! Beaten to the punch. In (thanks)...

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Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 06:24:03 PM »
Interesting mokka pot. Count me in.

SJM

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 06:25:02 PM »
Sweet.
I'm in !!!

Susan

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 07:53:59 PM »
So is this one an Alessi?

Tex

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 08:00:40 PM »
Maybe I can send Dave some good chicory to make cafe au laite with? These are the best machines for that IMO.

SJM

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 08:13:53 PM »

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 08:16:00 PM »
Aha. Thanks. That looks right.

BoldJava

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 04:18:31 AM »
So is this one an Alessi?

No, this is my Alessi.  Snagged it early one a.m. from Orphan Espresso.  Impossible to establish the vintage: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/114082662487406291069/albums/5311738843232146177/5311738977020460210  It's pretty enough that I get to display this on our pots rack without domestic differences of opinion.

Susan's titling is correct.  The road show pot, Cafe Porcellana, was made by Aerolatte, a British concern.
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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 10:03:40 AM »
Count me in.

BoldJava

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 02:35:39 PM »
K-bump.  Let's give it another week to see if we can hit 10 participants.  If we run short, I will survey the 'signers' to see if they wishs to share the cost with participants registered.

Who is in?

BoldJava

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2012, 10:23:53 AM »
We didn't achieve 'official road status.'  We are however rotating the stovetop among: 
JBViau,
ecc,
HeadChange and,
SJM.

I will begin this review.  Sharp little tight arrangement.  Love it.


Comes extremely well packaged - there won't be any broken porcelain here, with bubble wrap and double cardboard.

BoldJava

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2012, 10:26:26 AM »
Comes with good instructions, very clear diagram which helps you understand the brew.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 10:35:22 AM by BoldJava »

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Re: Porcelain and Aluminum Stovetop Coffee Maker - Traveling Road Show
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2012, 10:35:44 AM »
Unit disassembled.  I hand washed it x3 -- note, base (aluminum) should not be dishwasher cleaned.  Then, I made and tossed three pots with old coffee to clean out residual manufacturing oils.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 11:06:03 AM by BoldJava »