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    Stove Top Coffee Pot.

    A 'Finless' type question

    We lurve our coffee.

    At home we only have coffee made in a stove top pot (Bialetti type) and we have several. Just recently I noticed that the spigot beneath the coffee holder in our favourite pot is a little loose. It still pushes all the water through the coffee but without all the spitting and hissing at the end.

    I'm wondering how tight a seal does the spigot need? I think I could gently remove the filter at the bottom of the coffee holder and peen down the edges of the spigot to make it tight again but don't want to ruin the pot. I mean, it's one of the family!!
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    I only use the stove tops when camping (not lightweight) but the pressure needed to push water up 6inches is abou 0.02bar or 2kpa. Not much of seal needed. That said the main cause of hissing and spitting seems to be not keeping the seal twixt top and bottom clean of grounds.
    Don't know if this helps your decision but they are not high pressure items like a pressure cooker.
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    I did not realise that these were still available. Just the thing for my camper. One for the shopping list.
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    Asda had one in stock not that long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    Asda had one in stock not that long ago.
    Asda?! I don't lower myself that far.
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    Fairy nuff.

    They've always been available in many places but fell out of favour a bit when people started needing their coffee already measured out for them in little plastic containers.

    That's not worked out so well ......


    btw if you get the right size you can use it on a Kelly kettle base too.
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    While walking through Italy we stayed in many hostels/dormitories and there was almost always one of these of one sort or another and various sizes, electric as well. All very widely for sale in supermarkets etc. They do know about coffee the Italians. There seem to be two sorts of stove top, the old fashioned percolator that pushes water up the central column and it gravitates back down through the grounds (continues to percolate until switched of making very strong some would say undrinkable coffee), and the pressurised where water is forced up through the grounds into a top separate container ( a bit more like an expresso but not quite so hot) and with only one water passage through the grounds.
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    Ours is the latter type and makes great coffee.


    This hissing and spitting I mentioned was coming from the central spigot in the top part of the pot as the pressure tried to elevate the last drops of water up from the bottom half. It doesn't seem to do that anymore but there's very little water gets left in the bottom.
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    I thought I report recently that they are stopping making them. Iíll have to dig mine out and give it a clean


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1w View Post
    I thought I report recently that they are stopping making them. I’ll have to dig mine out and give it a clean


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    Loads for sale on Amazon, Google shopping and Ebay - all different sizes too.
    Going across to Cherbourg for the day in a couple of weeks. Might make a quick visit to the big supermarket in the port as they usually have some quality ones at good prices.
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