Bialetti Brew Guide
Follow our extensive instructions to get the best out of your Bialetti.
Before first use
- Remove all labels and packaging.
- Hand wash all parts with warm water.
- Make one pot with water only (no coffee) and then one with water and coffee to season the pot.
- Fill the lower chamber with cold water to just below the valve.
- Insert the funnel and fill it with ground coffee (do not tamp). Remove any coffee grounds on the edge of the funnel.
- Tightly screw the upper part of the pot on to the base. Avoid using the handle for leverage.
- Select burner size to fit bottom of pot. For gas stovetop, make sure the flame is not larger than bottom of pot. The flame should not come around the sides of the pot.
- Place pot on the stovetop until the water boils and coffee begins to come out of the centre post. There will be a gurgling sound during this process.
- When the top of the pot is full of coffee, remove from stove. Hazel brown foam appears just seconds before the coffee is completely done.
- Before pouring coffee, stir the coffee in the upper chamber with a small spoon to equalize all the different coffee layers for optimum flavour.
- Wash by hand with warm water.
- Dry thoroughly with towel.
- Do not reassemble the product until all parts are completely dry to avoid oxidation.
- Do not use soap or detergent.
- Do not wash in dishwasher.
- Do not use steel wool or other abrasive products.
Tips & hints
- Use coffee ground specifically for a stovetop coffee maker. Don't use too finely ground coffee or it will taste burnt.
- Periodically check the funnel, the filter plate and the washer for wear. Over time, they may need to be replaced.
- Never use the pot without water, if the pot burns dry it will need to be replaced.
- Never use other contents besides coffee like teas, cacao powder or instant coffee as it will clog the filter plate.
- If the heat is too high, coffee may have a burnt taste.
- Store coffee grounds in airtight container, away from sunlight.