Tradition meets modern technology and convenience with the Bialetti 6-Cup Easy Cafe. No other stovetop espresso maker combines reliability and quality with mobility and convenience like the Easy Cafe. Equipped with a built-in heating system with a convenient black electric base that makes it ideal for plug-in brewing anywhere. Makes espresso in 5-6 minutes and automatically switches off after brewing. Coffee is kept warm for up to 20 minutes. Enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or espresso is now a breeze. Simply put water into the lower chamber, ground coffee in the funnel and place the Bialetti Easy Cafe on its electric base. To use; fill the lower chamber with cold water just below the valve. Insert the funnel and fill it with ground espresso (do not tamp). Remove any coffee grounds on the edge of the funnel. Tightly screw the top of the pot on to the water chamber. Avoid using the handle for leverage. Plug the hot plate in. Place pot on hot plate and press the On button for a few seconds, until the light comes on. When you hear a beep, the coffee is done. Coffee will be kept warm for up to 20 minutes. Never use other contents besides coffee like teas, cacao powder, instant coffee or fine ground coffee as it will clog the filter plate. Note that the max boiler capacity is slightly more than the final output since there is always a little water left in the boiler after brewing. Do not use abrasive or aggressive chemical products for cleaning. Doing so can cause damage to exterior and interior of cookware. For best results, hand wash with non-abrasive cleansers and liquid dishwashing soap. Pot is not dishwasher safe. Bialetti is the world's most recognized and beloved Italian coffee company. Bialetti coffee makers have become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee that once was only available in cafes and restaurants. Bialetti's passion remains in making superb coffee simple. Made in Italy.