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2.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, but poor usability and ergonomics, 8 Nov 2007
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This review is from: A di Alessi Espresso Coffee Maker, 3 Cups (ARS09/3) (Kitchen & Home)
Nice looking stove-top coffee machine by Alessi, renowned for their cool kitchenware, but this product is a let-down.

The smooth body makes it tricky to get a good grip to screw the top and bottom parts together tightly. Even when fully connected, my one still escaped steam from the join. It's also tricky to open once used and there's a temptation to use the handle to get a grip, but it's quite delecate and certain to bend and become damaged.

As previously stated, the lid gets quite hot and the tiny thumb-flip lever gives poor control of the hot lid causing it to flip over and strike the user's hand. A knob on the lid would have prevented this.

I bought this pot as it is made of 18/10 stainless steel and works on induction hobs. However I have since returned it to Amazon due to the steam escape and plan to but the Bialetti Elegance instead.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2013 12:40:07 GMT
never write reviews but this product has been driving me mad since day i bought it - knew it was rubbish but hAD LITTLE CHOICE THEN FOR INDUCTION HOB - THAT SAId it makes delicious coffee! ergonomic nightmare - SO badly designed.... as an architect i'm really puzzled as to how Alessi have disregarded their own 'comfort' zone brief...
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