This Bellman CX-25 Espresso & Cappuccino Coffee maker has a charming, classic appearance with heavy 18/8 (AISI 304) stainless steel construction , safety valve, and heat resistant bakelite. It was made for the household stovetop. This machine makes authentic European espresso using the steam pressure method. The espresso is prepared by forcing live steam and hot water, under the pressure of boiling water, through dark-roast coffee grounds, extracting all of their pure flavor and aroma. Since boiling destroys some of the natural elements that make espresso's flavor and aroma, espresso connoisseurs prefer using the pressurized steam-vapor method. The remaining water is used to produce steam. Cappuccino is hot coffee consisting of approximately 1/2 to 2/3 cup espresso and 1/3 to 1/2 cup of hot, frothed milk. You may add sugar, a light sprinkling of powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, or grated orange peel, or top with cream and chocolate, according to taste. You can make 3, 6 or 9 demitasse cups of espresso by using the brew basket reducer in this machine. Features: -Espresso maker. -Steel construction. -Gas or electric stovetops. -Portable. -Charming, classic appearance. -Safety valve and heat resistant bakelite. -Bakelite cool to touch handles. -Espresso using the steam pressure method. -Makes 3, 6, 9 cups. Dimensions: -7.5" H x 5.5" W x 11" D, 2.86 lbs.