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Bialetti Espresso Maker in Oakland?

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AustrianNadja Aug 22, 2006 04:33 AM

Hi all,

Can any Oaklanders suggest a place where I can buy the classic Bialetti 3 Cup Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Maker in town? I had before moving here, and I haven't found it here yet. Thanks.

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    peachblossom Aug 22, 2006 04:46 AM

    Sur La Table has it. There is one in Santana Row in San Jose. There is also one in Walnut Creek

    http://www.surlatable.com/common/prod...

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      kc72 Aug 22, 2006 04:49 AM

      Also, Sur La Table at 4th St. in Berkeley.

      1. PBSF Aug 22, 2006 06:02 PM

        All the Peet's carry them. I would call the one that is convenient for you and make sure they have the size you're looking for.

        1. Robert Lauriston Aug 22, 2006 06:11 PM

          Strictly speaking that's a moka pot.

          Sweet Maria's at 1115 21st Street in Oakland stocks them, as well as replacement gaskets.

          http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.mokapot.shtml
          http://www.sweetmarias.com/sm.shop.html

          1. oakjoan Aug 22, 2006 09:22 PM

            How about that restaurant supply place on 4th Street down near the Oakland produce market?

            Can't remember the name, but they seem to have every gadget and item ever made.

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              Robert Lauriston Aug 22, 2006 09:28 PM

              Not a big selection of coffemakers. I'm not sure they have any mokas.

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              AustrianNadja Aug 23, 2006 04:45 AM

              Thank you for the suggestions. I should have clarified, however, that I am looking for a simple 3-cup like this one:

              http://www.hi.is/~maurizio/corsi/bial...

              These are sold all over New York for about 15 dollars, but seem much harder to find in the Bay Area.

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                PBSF Aug 23, 2006 04:51 AM

                Bialetti moka pots are easy to find in the SF Bay Area as well. You will find one in any suggested places from the previous posts.

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                AustrianNadja Aug 23, 2006 05:26 AM

                I don't mean to seem picky, but Peet's does not carry the 3-cup, Sweet Maria's sells a different model and design from Bialetti, and Sur La Table lists the 3-cup as out of stock.

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                  PBSF Aug 23, 2006 05:31 AM

                  You can order one from their website:
                  link: http://www.bialetticafe.com/index.php...

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                    kc72 Aug 23, 2006 05:33 AM

                    eBay has 3 of the 3-cup espresso makers

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                      Leadbelly Aug 23, 2006 06:17 PM

                      Try the Cost Plus at Jack London Square, they have a good selection of Bialetti and other brands as well.

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