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    Question help! what is it?

    hi,
    i'm a newbie,
    i was just given a vintage stovetop 'steamer'.
    it has a black handle, black lever and wand but also a coffee basket and filter.
    so, is it a steamer? moka? or both?

    i've added images onto my facebook wall:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204859557244572&set=pcb.102048595 58044592&type=3&theater

    oh, and do you know this maker - i'm not familiar with the base stamp?

    any pearls of wisdom would be great.
    (i've bought it a new O-ring but haven't used it til i know what it is....)

    thanks
    andrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by qworld View Post
    hi,
    i'm a newbie,
    i was just given a vintage stovetop 'steamer'.
    it has a black handle, black lever and wand but also a coffee basket and filter.
    so, is it a steamer? moka? or both?

    i've created a post on my work edmodo site:

    https://www.edmodo.com/school/BelmontHighSchool221012

    oh, and do you know this maker - i'm not familiar with the base stamp?

    any pearls of wisdom would be great.
    (i've bought it a new O-ring but haven't used it til i know what it is....)

    thanks
    andrew

    The link does not point to anything useful.

    From your description it sounds a bit like a Bellman. They are primarily for producing steam for frothing milk, but some models have an attachment that can be used for brewing coffee. Do a search for Bellman stovetop and you should find heaps of pictures that you can compare to your machine

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    hi barry,
    i've posted pics on my facebook wall.
    unfortunately it's not easy to identify as a bellman...

    hope this link works!
    andrew

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    Inox 18/10 is just the grade of stainless. Looks interesting, you can use it like a moka pot and a steamer... just not at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qworld View Post
    hi barry,
    i've posted pics on my facebook wall.
    unfortunately it's not easy to identify as a bellman...

    hope this link works!
    andrew
    Thanks.Probably not a Bellman brand, but is a device that does the same thing. I presume the plastic lever at the top regulates the release of steam. The first time you try it out make sure you have somewhere safe nearby to sit the machine if you need to take it off the stove, and ideally a pair of gloves is a good idea until you work out what it is doing.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    So, it seems to be both! It made a good 100 ml of coffee and was still able to steam 200 ml of milk. The lever gives excellent control.
    Anybody have an idea the brand of this great stovetop machine?!?

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