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How do you use the French press pot-e.g.INOX or Bialetti?

I am having problems with how to use the INOX 18-10 pot I inherited. I know how to use simple espresso pots with no problems, but this I am having problems with. Where do I put the little presser?
Thanks. Please e-mail me any instructions.
Thank you- pattycf@msn.com

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SOURCE: Where can I buy a replacement espresso pot

Update: Salton replacement parts and owners manuals can be ordered at 800-233-9054 or by emailing consumer_relations@toastmaster.com

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Salton espresso maker - glass pot

Contact Salton and ask them who near you carries replacements.

http://www.saltoninc.com/contact/index.html

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Espresso irregularly spurts out the center post

It IS the gasket!!!!! Store the pot with the two parts screwed TIGHTLY together for about a week. Tighten it up as the new gasket compresses. Problem solved in two weeks or less. Funnel had NOTHING to do with my problem. Also cook on medium to low heat. High flame seems to make the problem worse.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Bialetti sputtering after gasket replaced

Flame is too high and the top is not screwed tightly enough to the bottom. Also make sure there is enough fine ground coffee in the funnel.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Espresso irregularly spurts out the center post

could it be that the gasket is oversized and it covers the small holes ?

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 55108 Espresso & Coffee Maker: I need a new expresso pot for my Model #55129...

You can order it from the West Bend site:
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Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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