The Bialetti Venus 6 Cup Coffee Maker's design focuses on stylish elegance. Venus can be used on gas, electric and induction stoves and features a heat resistant black nylon handle.
It's a popular choice amongst coffee enthusiasts because it's made completely of stainless steel, including inner parts such as funnel and filter-plate.
- Use warm water to clean your stove top coffee maker and dry using a soft cloth.
- Do not place the unit in the dishwasher, avoid using steel wool or other abrasive products to clean the unit.
- Never leave unused coffee or excess water in the unit for an extended period - especially overnight as this can cause oxidisation and corrosion inside the unit.
- Ensure all the parts are completely dry before reassembling and storing away.
- Periodically check the funnel, filter and rubber seal for wear as these can be replaced. Also check the spout in the upper chamber and clear any obstructions or build up if needed.
- Use a medium grind coffee, too fine and it may clog the filter, too coarse will affect the flavour intensity. Venus is designed to work with loosely fitted grounds, never tamper compact the coffee as this can cause too much pressure in the system
- Ensure all parts have been assembled correctly and that the base is screwed tightly to the upper chamber- avoid using the handle as leverage. Select an element that is the closest to the size of the base, adjust the gas burned so that the flame is not flicking up the side of the unit - especially towards the handles/knobs.
- Gurgling sounds and an intense espresso aroma tells you your Venus is brewing. If it's spluttering or spitting it means the heat is too high and needs to be turned down.
- Never let the unit burn dry, always keep an eye on it while heating on the stove.
- When the upper chamber is about 80-90% filled, remove from the heat, if the bottom chamber boils dry it will make your brew taste burnt or bitter.
- Give the upper chamber a quick stir with a metal spoon before serving.