What's the difference between the Bialetti you bought, the Dama Nuove and the normal Bialetti stovetops? Slightly more rounded shape or is there something more.
I've had one of the standard ones for years until I bought some other make in stainless steel I found on a trip to Paris a few years ago. A lot easier to keep clean.
To be honest, I make most of my coffee in a Bodum press. Not really a fan of Espresso!
Enjoy your coffee!
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