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!