Cuisinox Roma 6-cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker Review

Good espresso is a truly delightful indulgence.

That is if you like espresso in the first place, which I absolutely do and if you’re reading this, you probably do too!

There are many machines and pots out there, some incredibly pricey and some suspiciously cheap.

Read on for the skinny on the Cuisinox Roma 6-cup stovetop espresso maker.


Espresso machines all work essentially by forcing steam through ground coffee beans. The Cuisinox is no different in this respect. However, all pots are certainly not created equally. This pot can be used on virtually any cooking surface, which is certainly an advantage. It does not spurt out while you’re pouring the coffee. Also, the stainless steel construction does not discolor.


Cuisinox Roma 6-cupThe pot is constructed entirely of heavy gauge stainless steel. It contains no aluminum, which eliminates the worry many people harbor of aluminum exposure. It is available in both 6 and 10 cup sizes, based on a cup size of 1 ½ ounces. It has an induction base, and comes with an extra gasket. There is also a screen filter than allows the user to make fewer cups. It is beautifully designed, and makes a very elegant addition to any kitchen.


The 6-cup pot is 5.5 x 4 x 8 inches. The 10-cup pot is 7 x 7 x 10 inches.

Safety Measures

The all-stainless steel construction does not have a coating of any kind, ergo no aluminum exposure. Also, the silicone gasket provides a faultless seal. The pot does, of course, get hot but the handle cools quickly.


This model features very heavy, top quality construction, and works with any cooking surface. Cuisinox manufactures espresso makers of top quality, readily obtainable from top retailers.


The only thing that comes to mind, and only with considerable thought, is that perhaps the density (or lack of it) of the coffee will not please every palate. On the other hand, I don’t think a product exists that pleases everyone. But it seems to me that adjusting the amount of ground coffee beans would be a possible answer to that issue.


The Cuisinox comes with a 25-year warranty. This applies to manufacturing defects. Naturally, it does not apply if the pot is misused, or if it is used for commercial purposes. An e-mail to the company describing the problem will initiate the warranty activation.


Wow! What a great product! Excellent performance. Delicious espresso. The Cuisinox costs a mere fraction of the cost of a trip to Italy for the “real” thing, the concept of which is debatable anyway. It is both beautiful and exceptionally well-constructed. This product is the total package!

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