Quick Bites from Pender

Mukka Express by Bialetti

In Kitchen Tips on December 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Bialetti claims that its Mukka Express will “revolutionize your cappuccino experience.”

Mukkas have been around for awhile, but it wasn’t until the demise of our Vesuviana Electric (isn’t it gorgeous?…so sad), that they even came on my radar.

I found a stovetop Mukka on ebay from a lovely woman in Calgary – used only once, it was shiny and new when it arrived in the mail, complete with instructional DVD.  The price was right too – only US$20, compared to the MRSP of US$89.95.

vanilla cappuccino

it'll do...for now

We’ve had it for a couple of weeks, and probably made “cappuccinos” with it 9 or 10 times.  Why the quotes?  Quite simply, while the Mukka makes a tasty latté, it just doesn’t have the steam power to do a true cappuccino.  At least we haven’t been able to get it to produce enough froth for 1, never mind 2, cappuccinos.

Which is OK, except that I like foam.  Lots of it.  Give me a Sahara-dry single shot cappuccino every morning and you’ll never hear another peep out of me.  Wait – that’s unlikely — but I would say thank-you and smile very sweetly!

We will continue to use the Mukka, but probably not with the enthusiasm with which we greeted its arrival.  It’s good on a number of fronts – quick, easy to use, easy to clean – but the lack of foam leaves me feeling high and not-so-dry.

PS In the course of writing this post, I am excited to announce that I may have found a fix for our Vesuviana!  If it works, I’ll show you the difference between and Mukka cappuccino and a REAL one…stay tuned – we may soon have a true capp on our little island once again!

Bialetti claims that its Mukka Express will “revolutionize your cappuccino experience.”

Mukkas have been around for awhile, but it wasn’t until the recent demise of our Vesuviana Electric (isn’t it gorgeous?…so sad), that they even came on my radar.

I found one on ebay from a lovely woman in Calgary – used only once, it was shiny and new when it arrived in the mail, complete with instructional DVD.  The price was right too – only US$20, compared to the MRSP of US$89.95.

We’ve had it for a couple of weeks, and probably made “cappuccinos” with it 9 or 10 times.  Why the quotes?  Quite simply, while the Mukka makes a tasty latte, it just doesn’t have the steam power to do a true cappuccino.  At least we haven’t been able to get it to produce enough froth for 1, never mind 2, cappuccinos.

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