Bialetti have been making these iconic stovetop coffee makers for over 75 years (the first pot was made in 1933). The designed by Alfonso Bialetti has been voted as the 5th most important industrial design of the 20th century and the original blueprints are now displayed in the Science Museum in London.
They can be used on either gas, ceramic or electric hobs, but are not suitable for induction cooktops. Not dishwasher friendly but they are very easy to look after.
Spare parts (e.g. seals etc) are available.
Made the traditional way from aluminium in Italy.
The sizing is based on Italian demitasse espresso cups. So this model will make 9 espresso cups or 3 kiwi cups.