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Bialetti Mukka - Don Peat's Review
Posted: February 19, 2010, 8:47am
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Bialetti Mukka Stovetop Cappuccino
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Arrow The Bialetti Mukka has 12 Reviews
Arrow The Bialetti Mukka has been rated 7.68 overall by our member reviewers
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Thomas Maynard 9.00
James House 7.25
Hans M 7.25
Eric Mathurin 7.00
Stuart Zimble 6.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Bialetti Quality: 10
Average Price: $90.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $58.95 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Moka Express, Brikka 2-cup
Bottom Line: This pot makes great coffee at VERY low cost!
Positive Product Points

This makes an excellent frothy cappuccino, plus it makes an awsome crema-espresso when brewed without the milk!

Negative Product Points

The plastic pressure valve will eventually need replacement when it loosens and fails to keep a good seal. Also, the washer on the pressure plate may fail to seal properly, causing leaks that can make a mess of the stove.

Detailed Commentary

This mokapot will make an excellent frothy cappuccino in one simple process, rather than brewing the coffee/espresso, then steaming/nuking & frothing the milk. This mokapot will also produce crema-espresso ala my 2-cup Brikka, only in the larger size comparable to a 4-cup Brikka. This is the part I like, since the Brikka makes the best black coffee, even better than my Moka Express. So when I sampled the espresso from the Mukka, I was flabbergasted! It was just as creamy and therefore tasty as the Brikka, only more of it.

Purists say that the stovetop moka pots can't reach 9-bar pressures, and thus cannot produce true espresso, but for my money (and I've saved a lot over an expensive high-end true espresso machine), the "espresso" produced by the Mukka and Brikka by far give the best bang for the buck!

Buying Experience

Good. I bought my two Mukkas from Ebay, one used (with box, measuring cup, instructions and dvd) and one cherry-on-the-inside, scratched-up demo model (no box, nor anything else).

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