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Bialetti: Mukka Express 2Cup Gran Gala Cappuccino Maker

3.2 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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  • Exclusive and patented technology
  • Worlds first stove top style Cappuccino maker
  • Quick and easy to use, produces perfect coffee every time
  • Two delicious styles of coffee, Cappuccino and latte
  • Unique ergonomic design
  • Manufactured in Italy by Bialetti, the worlds leading stove top coffee maker

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Technical Details
Brand Bialetti
Model Number06990
ColourSilver
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions21.9 x 17.8 x 13.2 cm
MaterialPlastic
  
Additional Information
ASINB000A8C0XW
Best Sellers Rank 983,626 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2006
  
 

Product Description

Product Description

The Mukka Express, by Bialetti, is the first stove top cappuccino maker of it`s kind. The Lucida is a stylish all silver design that will look good in any kitchen. The new Mukka Express is the first, fully patented 'Stove-Top Cappuccino' maker. It combines the traditional stove-top style of coffee maker with a large size pot for holding the milk. Place the water in the bottom section, coffee in the middle and fill the top section to the maker with milk. Then place on the stove-top and as the water boils to make the coffee, the resulting steam is passed through the milk to froth it. Ideal for 2 mugs of cappuccino or café latte.

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    Let's get straight to the point. This is an ingenious and well-made piece of design, but the results simply cannot compare with an espresso machine like a Baby Gaggia. It's fun to use and I certainly haven't had the difficulties of leakage that other reviewers have experienced. The instructions say you need to make three coffees before first use and I found it took five runs before I got a half decent froth. Now it works every time. It's easy to clean after each use and for me the secret was not to put too much milk into the top tank. If you fill to the suggested level the resulting coffee is far too milky for my taste so now I aim for 2 to 3mm below the line and I now get a good strong tasting coffee. The coffee holder requires two heaped teaspoons of quality ground espresso (I'm using Lavazza) and from this you get just the one large cup. So what is the downside? Well it isn't really a cappuccino as we know it. The milk froths well (I find semi-skimmed works best), but the bubbles are huge and the milk goes brown as obviously the coffee ends up in the same top tank. It does not have the same pure white and thick creamy consistency of a separately pressure steamed milk. Taste is good, but for a genuine cappuccino you need to look elsewhere. Having said that this is going to be the next best thing on my next camping trip. Producing something that is vaguely like a Cappuccino in a tent. Who would have thought it?
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    Like another reviewer on this site, I read dozens of reviews on this item on the American Amazon.com site and was cautioned, prepared, & made wary by finding not all the reviews were favourable.

    I'm no novice to stove-top espresso machines, nevertheless it took me 20 (twenty!) attempts to get it right, so be warned!

    That may be because I used cheap coarse-ground coffee for the first 3 'to be discarded' pots; perhaps the coarse stuff blocked something inadvertently? Whatever the problem, it was taking 12 minutes to 'froth production' instead of the 4 minutes quoted in the instruction booklet.

    Just before giving up & returning it to Amazon as a dud, I cleaned it very carefully (YET AGAIN), tried it (YET AGAIN), and four minutes later ..... heaven: it worked perfectly, giving one large mug of delicious cappuccino.

    While enjoying it I thanked providence that my other half doesn't drink coffee, though if she did, we'd need a machine each!

    I used the expensive but excellent Illy Espresso Caffe Macinato (ground roasted coffee) but for my regular twice daily fixes will investigate other brands also.

    ADDENDA: I've tried several different manufacturer's ground coffee, some taste better than others (subjectively) BUT VERY FINELY GROUND COFFEE SEEMS SOMEHOW TO BLOCK THE MACHINE & STOP IT WORKING. So I don't use the FINEST grind. This is where my first 20 attempts foundered - I was using very finely ground Illy; less finely ground (everyone's) works every time.
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    A few tips:

    * Don't over fill the coffee
    * Make sure there are no coffee granules on the lip when you screw the two half's together - otherwise coffee will leak out
    * Put a little veg oil on the screw thread and rubber seal - makes it easier to screw together and ensures a good seal
    * Don't over tighten... can distort the rubber seal, and then leak - just nip it tight
    * Heat the milk before you put it into the coffee maker, but don't let it boil - that way the coffee will be nice and hot when done.
    * Once the pressure valve has popped up, open the lid so that the foam rises.
    * Pour immediately
    * To unscrew - let it cool down. Not wishing to state the obvious - but when metal gets hot it expands, thus making it hard to unscrew - a bit of patience, let it cool down, and unscrew!

    Really very easy!
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    I got the Mukka Express a year ago, and it has been nothing but unreliable. Several users have had the same problem with it, which is leaking of coffee onto the cooker top before the valve activates. The leakage was so bad the leaking coffee put out the gas flame - making it dangerous too. No matter how clean we keep it and how tight we try to screw the two pieces together, we have had many more failures than successes. The design is extremely poor, the top and bottom halves of the maker are smooth and cylindrical making it impossible to gain any purchase when tightening/untightening the maker. WHEN it does make cappucino it is good (we have used Illy cappucino coffee with ours) - but it simply doesn't do this enough. From our experience we suggest you give this product a wide berth.
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    All the comments about needing gardening gloves to screw it together tightly enough and the coffee still leaking are familiar. It was infuriating because mine leaked - not always but sometimes - and I couldn't work out what was wrong. I was about to return it but then found that the rubber washer between the two halves was not properly seated; once that was fixed no more problems. I thought I had checked everything but clearly hadn't as it has never leaked since and I now only have to screw it together fairly firmly. The problems with lack of warmth and lack of foam are all caused by inadequate pressure caused by leaks. It is important that the gas ring is the right size and the valve assembly both clean and properly seated; occasionally if I haven't cleaned it properly the valve will open too early and the coffee is not heated/frothed enough. So only 4 stars because it isn't foolproof, but it makes very good cappucino and it's much simpler and doesn't take up the space of an electric one - all you have to do is put it on and forget about it; the valve popping and the milk frothing providing audible notice when it's ready.
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