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May 18, 2008 09:02 AM

Bialetti Brikka on the stove

Just wondering as I'm looking to buy a Bialetti Brikka if I can use it on a regular ceramic stove and it still make great coffee or if I need to get a propane camping stove for the time being, etc.

Also: Any thoughts on the 2-cup vs. the 4-cup version?

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  1. I don't see why you couldn't use it on a ceramic - it just needs to get hot enough to create steam in the chamber. Quick temperature regulation is not a problem with the brikka because once the valve pops you count to 4 and take it completely off the heat.

    I have the 2-cup and it works quite well. I had heard others say that the 2-cup produces better coffee, but I doubt that I could tell the difference. The two cup is quite small, makes one double shot. I ended up buying a six-cup from ikea to make enough for two, and a 10-cup which I use for guests and for iced coffee.

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    1. re: foo1024

      Yeah, it seems good when I use it once the burner is orange. It produces a fare bit of crema. Haven't tasted it yet as I'm still cleaning it out according to the instructions but it seems good.