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Topic: Stovetop Cappuccino maker (8 msgs / 196 lines)
1) From: Todd Smith
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I saw this on Ebay... Does anyone out there have any experience
with one of these.   The picture of the box says" Bellman
Cappuccino".  It is a stovetop unit.
Description:   STAINLESS STEEL ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO MAKER
Starts: Oct-16-02 18:40:45 PDT
Ends: Oct-23-02 18:40:45 PDT
Price: Starts at $35.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item63030726
If you have one or know anything qabout it, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
Todd

2) From: Dan Bollinger
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Neat concept. Looks well thought out and well made.  From studying the =
photo and description this is a portable steam-machine with external =
heater (as oppossed to counter-top steam machines with internal heater). =
 
Under the large knob on top is your charge of coffee.  In the bottom is =
water.  When the water boils it increases the pressure like in a moka =
pot. When the pressure is high (probably only 2-3 bars) you open the =
knob at the end of the spout and out comes coffee/espresso.  Open the =
other valve and you and steam milk.  Looks like a good camp solution to =
making espresso.  Dan

3) From: Rick Farris
Todd wrote:
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This is not really about Todd, just a simple observation for those of you
newbies that never thought about it:
Posting a link to eBay is the best way to make sure that if the item in
question is any good that you won't get it.  :-)
Think about it.  Where would be a big collection of your competition for
bargains on coffee equipment?  You got it: here and a.c.  I know when you're
new it seems like everyone else must already know about said bargains, but
it's not true.  There are many folk who troll these newsgroups/lists waiting
for someone (like you) to search out a bargain for them.
I would suggest a more oblique approach, something like "My cousin has this
 that he's willing to part with, does anybody know
how much it's worth?"
Posting that it's on eBay, and then on top of that, posting the URL to make
it easy to find is like shooting yourself in the foot. :-)
-- Rick
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4) From: Angelo
I've come across these in thrift shops (especially after Christmas), 
usually for about $15. They are built like a tank, and a SS moka pot, which 
is what this is, isn't  cheap...
BTW, it does make nice cappas....
Ciao,
Angelo
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5) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 09:33 10/23/02, Todd Smith typed:
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I have used this item a handful of times.  An acquaintance of mine owns it 
and has brought it over.  I  was under the impression that it was a moka 
pot.  I had described it here, and that was the conclusion.  Regardless, it 
can make a  nice rich cup, but can, like anything of its sort, make a very 
bitter cup if you over extract.  If you get is, I would like to get a copy 
of the instructions as we are flying blind with it.  Thanks and good luck.
BTW, I have had poor luck with the wand attachment, but otherwise it is 
built like a tank.
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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6) From: Todd Smith
I really had no intention of bidding on that unit...  Just was wondering if
anyone had any experience with one.   It seems that there are a number of
them out there for auction, which tends to make me think that they must not
be that great.  Just thought it was an interesting option that would be good
when we go camping.
Todd

7) From: Angelo
John,
I have the instructions. I'll try to get them scanned soon, and send them 
to you....
Ciao,
Angelo
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8) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 11:12 10/24/02, Angelo typed:
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Thanks Angelo.
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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