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Giannina express purchased in salvation army, after traveling to Spain and using another, gasketless brand in apartment there.  Initially thrilled to find one.   It is stainless steel.  The water bubbles around the sides of the base onto stove.  no gasket with the device.  could that be the problem or might the valve not be working?  the top part does jiggle as well.  Ciao!

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I just bought mine at a salvation army today ( it looks brand new , and it has a blue molded rubber gasket on the bottom side of the top piece )
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Posted on Dec 18, 2009

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