What’s Cooking?

The best part of waking up? Java, just the way you like it. Maybe eggs, too. We’ve got the gear to take your morning ritual to delicious new heights. It’s from Bialetti, an Italian company made famous when founder Alfonso Bialetti invented the iconic Moka Express coffee maker in 1933. It’s the original (and often imitated) stovetop espresso maker, and it’s a staple in kitchens around the world. The Bialetti mascot with his index finger held up as if ordering another espresso. In Italian he is called l’omino con i baffi - “the mustachioed little man”. The mascot is a caricature of Alfonso's son, Renato Bialetti.Alfonso’s blueprints for the design are on display in the London Design Museum – that’s how groundbreaking this espresso maker is. We’re featuring Bialetti’s classic Moka Express and a newer model called the Dama. Both espresso makers are made of aluminum and have a six-cup capacity. The Dama has a more rounded design, with a bell-bottom boiler and eight-sided top pot, rendered in a gorgeous red hue. The Dama also adds a silicone handle for safe and easy handling. On a burner beside Bialetti’s stovetop espresso makers, we’ve made room for the company’s eco-friendly sauté pan. The 10.25” Aeternum nano-ceramic sauté pan has a safe and natural nonstick coating that resists stains and scratches. It has all the convenience of traditional nonstick pans without the harsh synthetic coatings. The best way to test cookware is to fire up the stove, so we asked Teresa Scenna, our go-to expert on Italian cooking, to try out Bialetti’s sauté pan. (Teresa also tested Kyocera’s serrated utility knife for us) Teresa's husband Ennio manned the Dama, and Julia was treated to poached eggs with tomatoes and peppers followed by a superb cup of espresso. Delizioso!

Bialetti

Aeternum Cookware & Espresso Maker

What’s Cooking?

The best part of waking up? Java, just the way you like it. Maybe eggs, too. We’ve got the gear to take your morning ritual to delicious new heights. It’s from Bialetti, an Italian company made famous when founder Alfonso Bialetti invented the iconic Moka Express coffee maker in 1933. It’s the original (and often imitated) stovetop espresso maker, and it’s a staple in kitchens around the world. The Bialetti mascot with his index finger held up as if ordering another espresso. In Italian he is called l’omino con i baffi - “the mustachioed little man”. The mascot is a caricature of Alfonso's son, Renato Bialetti.Alfonso’s blueprints for the design are on display in the London Design Museum – that’s how groundbreaking this espresso maker is. We’re featuring Bialetti’s classic Moka Express and a newer model called the Dama. Both espresso makers are made of aluminum and have a six-cup capacity. The Dama has a more rounded design, with a bell-bottom boiler and eight-sided top pot, rendered in a gorgeous red hue. The Dama also adds a silicone handle for safe and easy handling. On a burner beside Bialetti’s stovetop espresso makers, we’ve made room for the company’s eco-friendly sauté pan. The 10.25” Aeternum nano-ceramic sauté pan has a safe and natural nonstick coating that resists stains and scratches. It has all the convenience of traditional nonstick pans without the harsh synthetic coatings. The best way to test cookware is to fire up the stove, so we asked Teresa Scenna, our go-to expert on Italian cooking, to try out Bialetti’s sauté pan. (Teresa also tested Kyocera’s serrated utility knife for us) Teresa's husband Ennio manned the Dama, and Julia was treated to poached eggs with tomatoes and peppers followed by a superb cup of espresso. Delizioso!

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Charlie
    Charlie

    I'm Charlie Wood and I represent these wonderful products that

    Daily Grommet has selected to feature today. Bialetti has been around for almost

    a century and is the #1 brand for cookware and coffee makers in Italy. We'd like

    you to experience the quality of our products, too, you won't be disappointed. I

    am here to answer your questions about our saute pan with nano-ceramic technology

    or our stovetop espresso makers.

  • mcc
    mcc
    10/4/2010 12:46 PM

    My daughter and I were just saying we need a new non-stick - but not teflon! - fry pan. This looks great! Thanks for another great find, Grommet!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/4/2010 1:31 PM

    @mcc we've been looking for a safe, non stick saute pan for a while. The ceramic surface is glass like, eggs slide right off. And it's affordable. Good luck.

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    10/4/2010 3:32 PM

    I think we were all a bit envious of Julia when she was invited over to Teresa's for dinner. Luckily, Teresa is one for sharing family recipes. If you are interested in the dish that was made using the Aeternum saute pan, here it is:

     

     

    Teresa Scenna’s Poached Egg with Tomato and Pepper

    Servings: 3           Prep time : 10 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients:



    • 6 Eggs
    • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
    • 1 Green Pepper, sliced
    • 2 Medium Tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 Cloves of garlic
    • 2 tsp of extra virgin Olive Oil
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • Basil
    • Parsley
    Instructions:
    1. Heat garlic and olive oil in pan until lightly golden.
    2. Add Peppers and sauté for 2 minutes.
    3. Add tomatoes and salt and sauté until bubbling
    4. Turn down the heat and let it cook for 7-8 minutes covered
    5. Part pan contents to make a space for each egg
    6. Crack eggs into the spaces and cover to cook eggs to desired degree (4-5 minutes).
    7. Garnish with Basil and Parsley. Serve immediately.




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  • Angela
    Angela
    10/5/2010 11:48 AM

    Can this fry pan be used on ceramic (smooth) electric cooktops? Thanks.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/5/2010 12:16 PM

    @Angela - no problem!

  • Douglas
    Douglas
    10/9/2010 12:05 PM

    I bought both the pan and the espresso maker because 1 they claim they are made in Italy I went back to this site after recieving my Pan and seeing the print on the bottom of the box MADE IN CHINA I don't knowingly buy Made In China and I am purturbed that this was misrepresented I won't send it back I already unwrapped it on the package makes the claim no PTFE and no Cadmium well they obviously lied about where it was made who knows what is true.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/9/2010 5:10 PM

    @Douglas - thank you for posting, we are looking into this.

  • Charlie
    Charlie – Special Guest
    10/10/2010 8:22 AM

    The espresso maker is made in Italy. The cookware is made in China. Please be assured that Bialetti stands behind the quality of all of our products and that the Aeternum cookware is tested and there is no PFOA, PTFE or Cadmium in the product.

    Bialetti does have a cookware factory in Italy- but this product line is made in Asia.

  • Tyra Kilcullen
    Tyra Kilcullen
    12/20/2010 12:16 PM

    @Charlie: I was very disappointed to learn that you also manufactured in China. I know it's more complex than what I'm about to say, but wouldn't the people of Italy, the economic community & the overall brand be FAR better off being made IN Italy?? Why send those jobs & the money that would be kept within the pockets of locals & more importantly SPENT within your own country than continuing to grow China? The fact that you have to defend what's in (or NOT in) your product is my biggest concern with ANYTHING "made in China". They don't care if it is toxic & that has been made quite clear by all the recalls from children's toys & jewelry to food that we consume. This is not a USA problem, it is a global issue. I love Italy & my hand crank pasta maker, espresso maker, shoes!!!, etc. Honor your country & please get the manufacturing back to Italy where it belongs.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/10/2010 8:46 AM

    @Douglas - again thank you for bringing this to our attention. We had understood that both were made in Italy and are correcting this information in our details. If you do wish to return the cookware, please contact our customer service department to make arrangements. Thank you!

  • Judith Carlone
    Judith Carlone
    3/5/2011 5:27 PM

    @Katherine - Daily Grommet Community Team: I purchased the 12" red fry pan with the white interior in December of 2010. It is the best pan I ever used, the food cooks perfectly and it cleans up with just a little water and a wipe of a cloth. I am going to purchase a couple more, they are just wonderful. I would encourage you to buy .... you won't be disappointed.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/5/2011 10:47 PM

    @Judith Carlone: Judith, thank you for stopping back and sharing your experience. I did get one and love it, too. I'm amazed at how easily it cleans up and how well it cooks. I wish I had had this pan years ago.

  • Yvonne Moss
    Yvonne Moss
    11/1/2010 6:02 PM

    I am going to buy this. Should you want to resell the one that Douglas bought at a little discount, I'll take it! Really excited about this grommet.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/2/2010 6:00 PM

    @Yvonne Moss: Douglas kept his purchase. I purchased one as well and love it! You are going to be delighted with it Yvonne.

  • zolemia
    zolemia
    9/19/2011 8:44 PM

    I am researching cookware for myself (need to get rid of my teflon), and for my new website. Thank you for the post on the cookware.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Bialetti

Aeternum Cookware & Espresso Maker

What’s Cooking?

The best part of waking up? Java, just the way you like it. Maybe eggs, too. We’ve got the gear to take your morning ritual to delicious new heights. It’s from Bialetti, an Italian company made famous when founder Alfonso Bialetti invented the iconic Moka Express coffee maker in 1933. It’s the original (and often imitated) stovetop espresso maker, and it’s a staple in kitchens around the world. The Bialetti mascot with his index finger held up as if ordering another espresso. In Italian he is called l’omino con i baffi - “the mustachioed little man”. The mascot is a caricature of Alfonso's son, Renato Bialetti.Alfonso’s blueprints for the design are on display in the London Design Museum – that’s how groundbreaking this espresso maker is.

We’re featuring Bialetti’s classic Moka Express and a newer model called the Dama. Both espresso makers are made of aluminum and have a six-cup capacity. The Dama has a more rounded design, with a bell-bottom boiler and eight-sided top pot, rendered in a gorgeous red hue. The Dama also adds a silicone handle for safe and easy handling.

On a burner beside Bialetti’s stovetop espresso makers, we’ve made room for the company’s eco-friendly sauté pan. The 10.25” Aeternum nano-ceramic sauté pan has a safe and natural nonstick coating that resists stains and scratches. It has all the convenience of traditional nonstick pans without the harsh synthetic coatings. The best way to test cookware is to fire up the stove, so we asked Teresa Scenna, our go-to expert on Italian cooking, to try out Bialetti’s sauté pan. (Teresa also tested Kyocera’s serrated utility knife for us) Teresa's husband Ennio manned the Dama, and Julia was treated to poached eggs with tomatoes and peppers followed by a superb cup of espresso. Delizioso!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Charlie
    Charlie

    I'm Charlie Wood and I represent these wonderful products that

    Daily Grommet has selected to feature today. Bialetti has been around for almost

    a century and is the #1 brand for cookware and coffee makers in Italy. We'd like

    you to experience the quality of our products, too, you won't be disappointed. I

    am here to answer your questions about our saute pan with nano-ceramic technology

    or our stovetop espresso makers.

  • mcc
    mcc
    10/4/2010 12:46 PM

    My daughter and I were just saying we need a new non-stick - but not teflon! - fry pan. This looks great! Thanks for another great find, Grommet!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/4/2010 1:31 PM

    @mcc we've been looking for a safe, non stick saute pan for a while. The ceramic surface is glass like, eggs slide right off. And it's affordable. Good luck.

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    10/4/2010 3:32 PM

    I think we were all a bit envious of Julia when she was invited over to Teresa's for dinner. Luckily, Teresa is one for sharing family recipes. If you are interested in the dish that was made using the Aeternum saute pan, here it is:

     

     

    Teresa Scenna’s Poached Egg with Tomato and Pepper

    Servings: 3           Prep time : 10 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients:



    • 6 Eggs
    • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
    • 1 Green Pepper, sliced
    • 2 Medium Tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 Cloves of garlic
    • 2 tsp of extra virgin Olive Oil
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • Basil
    • Parsley
    Instructions:
    1. Heat garlic and olive oil in pan until lightly golden.
    2. Add Peppers and sauté for 2 minutes.
    3. Add tomatoes and salt and sauté until bubbling
    4. Turn down the heat and let it cook for 7-8 minutes covered
    5. Part pan contents to make a space for each egg
    6. Crack eggs into the spaces and cover to cook eggs to desired degree (4-5 minutes).
    7. Garnish with Basil and Parsley. Serve immediately.




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  • Angela
    Angela
    10/5/2010 11:48 AM

    Can this fry pan be used on ceramic (smooth) electric cooktops? Thanks.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/5/2010 12:16 PM

    @Angela - no problem!

  • Douglas
    Douglas
    10/9/2010 12:05 PM

    I bought both the pan and the espresso maker because 1 they claim they are made in Italy I went back to this site after recieving my Pan and seeing the print on the bottom of the box MADE IN CHINA I don't knowingly buy Made In China and I am purturbed that this was misrepresented I won't send it back I already unwrapped it on the package makes the claim no PTFE and no Cadmium well they obviously lied about where it was made who knows what is true.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/9/2010 5:10 PM

    @Douglas - thank you for posting, we are looking into this.

  • Charlie
    Charlie – Special Guest
    10/10/2010 8:22 AM

    The espresso maker is made in Italy. The cookware is made in China. Please be assured that Bialetti stands behind the quality of all of our products and that the Aeternum cookware is tested and there is no PFOA, PTFE or Cadmium in the product.

    Bialetti does have a cookware factory in Italy- but this product line is made in Asia.

  • Tyra Kilcullen
    Tyra Kilcullen
    12/20/2010 12:16 PM

    @Charlie: I was very disappointed to learn that you also manufactured in China. I know it's more complex than what I'm about to say, but wouldn't the people of Italy, the economic community & the overall brand be FAR better off being made IN Italy?? Why send those jobs & the money that would be kept within the pockets of locals & more importantly SPENT within your own country than continuing to grow China? The fact that you have to defend what's in (or NOT in) your product is my biggest concern with ANYTHING "made in China". They don't care if it is toxic & that has been made quite clear by all the recalls from children's toys & jewelry to food that we consume. This is not a USA problem, it is a global issue. I love Italy & my hand crank pasta maker, espresso maker, shoes!!!, etc. Honor your country & please get the manufacturing back to Italy where it belongs.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/10/2010 8:46 AM

    @Douglas - again thank you for bringing this to our attention. We had understood that both were made in Italy and are correcting this information in our details. If you do wish to return the cookware, please contact our customer service department to make arrangements. Thank you!

  • Judith Carlone
    Judith Carlone
    3/5/2011 5:27 PM

    @Katherine - Daily Grommet Community Team: I purchased the 12" red fry pan with the white interior in December of 2010. It is the best pan I ever used, the food cooks perfectly and it cleans up with just a little water and a wipe of a cloth. I am going to purchase a couple more, they are just wonderful. I would encourage you to buy .... you won't be disappointed.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/5/2011 10:47 PM

    @Judith Carlone: Judith, thank you for stopping back and sharing your experience. I did get one and love it, too. I'm amazed at how easily it cleans up and how well it cooks. I wish I had had this pan years ago.

  • Yvonne Moss
    Yvonne Moss
    11/1/2010 6:02 PM

    I am going to buy this. Should you want to resell the one that Douglas bought at a little discount, I'll take it! Really excited about this grommet.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/2/2010 6:00 PM

    @Yvonne Moss: Douglas kept his purchase. I purchased one as well and love it! You are going to be delighted with it Yvonne.

  • zolemia
    zolemia
    9/19/2011 8:44 PM

    I am researching cookware for myself (need to get rid of my teflon), and for my new website. Thank you for the post on the cookware.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.