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Date: 08 Mar 2007 20:42:47
From: ~john
Subject: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.

http://www.bialetticafe.com/pinfo-12_bialetti-mukka-express.html





 
Date: 11 Mar 2007 12:57:06
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 11, 5:41 am, "Zibgg" <z...@dsc.df > wrote:
> see this link...http://tinyurl.com/yu7hgh

Yea, I know. I'm on the right page and knew it's the milking version.
Not a bad drink from my Bialetti, really, but neither is a mess to
clean up behind an espresso machine such a bother I'd forgo that for
first choice.



 
Date: 11 Mar 2007 11:43:49
From:
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 9, 12:42 am, "~john" <SonVolt...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.
>
> http://www.bialetticafe.com/pinfo-12_bialetti-mukka-express.html

www.Travesso.com

We will start selling our poduct this summer. Then you you will have
a true portable stove top espresso machine.



 
Date: 11 Mar 2007 10:41:37
From: Zibgg
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
see this link...
http://tinyurl.com/yu7hgh




  
Date: 11 Mar 2007 10:54:18
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
I think they need to work some more on the machine translation software -
the one that they are having, he is a riot of the laughter!

"Zibgg" <zubdd@dsc.df > wrote in message
news:45f3ced3$0$37197$4fafbaef@reader3.news.tin.it...
> see this link...
> http://tinyurl.com/yu7hgh
>
>




   
Date: 11 Mar 2007 19:01:58
From: Zibgg
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
>I think they need to work some more on the machine translation software -
>the one that they are having, he is a riot of the laughter!
>

It's google :-)

Mukka Express is absolutely not a great product... It's difficult to clean,
big and makes watered cappuccino with big bubles... nothing to compare with
a traditional espresso machine.





 
Date: 10 Mar 2007 15:30:56
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 10, 5:52 pm, hazzmat
<hazz...@unitedstatesgovernmentbellsouth.net > wrote:

> there is also the kind of frother that relies on a kind of plunger in hot
> milk to create the aeration effect, like this model at Fantes:http://www.fantes.com/images/5461frothers.jpg
>
> I have no idea how well this second kind of frother works.


Appears OK from the people buying it.

http://www.wholelattelove.com/Bonjour/froth_monet.cfm

or, the $15 difference in price for free shiping is essentially a $15
gift WLL is charging.

http://www.amazon.com/BonJour-Caffe-Froth-Monet-Black/dp/B00004R8YK/ref=sr_1_1/102-1512416-3760169?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1173568917&sr=8-1



 
Date: 09 Mar 2007 18:46:11
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 8, 11:42 pm, "~john" <SonVolt...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.
>
> http://www.bialetticafe.com/pinfo-12_bialetti-mukka-express.html


Yep - I've perpetually soaked dishrags that are falling to pieces,
along with a little tiny "working" cup, an earthen mug cup that fits
under it all, since I broke my miniature 6 oz. pyrex carafe yesterday,
damnit to bloody 'ell. Using the work mug for the time being to fill
the resevoir, prime, steam-blow and preclean grinds, whatever
residuals might be out of shower head and thermalblock boiler. More
again, in between and after extracting a glass, more blowing water for
temperature surfing and finally cleaning. Amazes me, too, all those
things to go through, with a third-cup of water left by way of a mess
on the kitchen counter, for a tiny cup of really good milked coffee.
Needless to say, I shouldn't consider my Bialetti (the 6 oz. common
variety model) suitable as a replacement.



 
Date: 09 Mar 2007 10:49:25
From: ~john
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 9, 10:46 am, "Jack Denver" <nunuv...@netscape.net > wrote:
> This one is not just a moka pot but has some kind of primitive milk frothing
> device built in. Still not worth $90.



What's the best methods for steaming/frothing milk then if I just a
regular moka pot?

~john



  
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Date: 09 Mar 2007 09:20:24
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 8, 11:42 pm, "~john" <SonVolt...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.
>
> http://www.bialetticafe.com/pinfo-12_bialetti-mukka-express.html

This one because it blends everything will require a good cleaning
too. I would be interested in what the final product is like. A
Latte-like beverage maybe?



 
Date: 09 Mar 2007 08:33:48
From: notbob
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
On 2007-03-09, ~john <SonVoltMMA@gmail.com > wrote:
> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.

Seems pretty damn pricey for an aluminum moka pot. No surprise from
W-S. Get a stainless unit cheaper.

http://www.sweetias.com/prod.brewers.mokapot.shtml

nb


  
Date: 09 Mar 2007 11:46:38
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
This one is not just a moka pot but has some kind of primitive milk frothing
device built in. Still not worth $90.

"notbob" <notbob@nothome.com > wrote in message
news:DNydnSVQJ7jR7WzYnZ2dnUVZ_qadnZ2d@comcast.com...
> On 2007-03-09, ~john <SonVoltMMA@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
>> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
>> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
>> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.
>
> Seems pretty damn pricey for an aluminum moka pot. No surprise from
> W-S. Get a stainless unit cheaper.
>
> http://www.sweetias.com/prod.brewers.mokapot.shtml
>
> nb
>




 
Date: 09 Mar 2007 08:23:27
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
Search the archives - this has been discussed before. IMHO it's overpriced
for what it is, which is a moka pot with a crude built in milk frothing
device. For $90 you could just about get a low end pump espresso machine -
WLL sells reconditioned Gaggia Carezzas on ebay for $115 that are full blown
espresso machines, not gimmicky toys.

Whatever you buy you'll need a quality grinder if you want to have any hope
of success. Unfortunately, this will cost you more than the espresso
machine.



"~john" <SonVoltMMA@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1173415367.415344.91740@s48g2000cws.googlegroups.com...
> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.
>
> http://www.bialetticafe.com/pinfo-12_bialetti-mukka-express.html
>




 
Date: 09 Mar 2007 08:11:06
From: Bill Barner
Subject: Re: Stove Top Cappuccino Maker - Bialetti Gran Gala
I have one. It does what they claim it will do. My one complaint with it
is that it is sometimes difficult to screw the upper and lower halves of the
unit together tight enough to prevent leakage at the gasket. When you do
get it together tight enough it is sometimes difficult to get it apart.
This problem occurs because it is large and curved.. I think there would be
no problem if the Mukka was faceted like the typical Bialetti. However, I
have only had this problem occasionally; the Mukka works fine most of the
time.
"~john" <SonVoltMMA@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1173415367.415344.91740@s48g2000cws.googlegroups.com...
> Anyone tried this? I recently saw it in a Williams-Sonoma and it
> looked like it might actually work. I know it's not a real espresso
> maker but I'm not the type to ever shell out the money for one and
> I've found the chepo units too messy and hard to clean.
>
> http://www.bialetticafe.com/pinfo-12_bialetti-mukka-express.html
>