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Bialetti Moka Express - Bob Pasternak's Review
Posted: June 10, 2011, 7:29am
review rating: 3.0
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Arrow The Bialetti Moka Express has 13 Reviews
Arrow The Bialetti Moka Express has been rated 8.66 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 24, 2007.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Andre Vieira 9.00
Elvira Stathatou 8.54
Laura Taylor 8.33
Paula Campbell 8.33
Colleen Canavan 7.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.6
Product Reviewed: Moka Express
Manufacturer: Bialetti Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $25.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Chef Central Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 6 months Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Bialetti Venus. Primula Moka Pot.
Bottom Line: You're not paying attention if you like the taste of Moka Pot Coffee.  Or perhaps your taste buds have atrophied.
Positive Product Points

Very fast. Makes 2 cups in 2 1/2 minutes.
Jaunty octagonal design not bad for inexpensive coffee pot.

Negative Product Points

Overwhelming taste of metal.
This pot is aluminum.  I just bought a stainless steel Bialetti Venus.  But the stainless pot
has the same metallic taste.
The gas flame on my stove is wider than the pot.  To avoid burning or melting the handle I can only turn the gas up to 3/4 strength.

Detailed Commentary

At first I didn't really notice the metallic taste in the coffee.  But now that I notice it I realize it's always been there.
No amount of sugar/milk/cocoa powder/Hersheys syrup can hide the metallic taste.
(I mainly use this moka pot to make cappuccinos.)
The grey corrosion on the bottom of the pot can't be cleaned.  Somewhat of negative point,
but the corrosion doesn't seem to make the coffee taste better or worse.
Eleven reviews on this site and not one mention of metallic taste.
Is someone censoring all uncomplimentary reviews?

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