Vesuviana (made in Italy) vintage small electric expresso machine : LUSENET : Coffee Related Buy/Sell/Trade : One Thread

I have a (vintage)small Vesuviana expresso machine (electic) all chrome, need to know the model number and what year it was manufactured, and if there is a intruction booklet for it. On th bottome of the unit it spells out Vesuviana made in Italy w. 560 v. 115.Those are the only markings that I could find. I'm located in the Southern California area.

-- C. Crist (, July 02, 2002


I also own a small (3 cup) Vesuviana Espresso Coffee machine in Chrome /alloy

I have a small 4 page instruction booklet that came with it. I have tried to take digital photos of it so that they might be e-mailed to you, however I couldn't get a decent shot where you could read the text clearly. Perhaps I could photocopy these pages and post them to you?

There are only a few paragraphs in English, the rest are Italian,French, German and Spanish. The English part states the following (I'm quoting it literally, including the odd spellings!) Here's a classic among <> coffee makers, built of extra-high purity aluminium. It's so rugged and rational that it's fated to grace the family's <> for generations.

Your VERSUVIANA coffee maker will never disappoint your guests or yourself, for it brews a really unbeatable cup of coffee, unfailingly strong and piping hot!

You're often faced with the problems of how to serve coffee - your VESUVIANA provides you with a handy and brilliant solution in the form of a pitcher.

And, last but not least, your VESUVIANA is the safest of all coffee makers, thanks to the weighted valve in the plug. We might well call it the <>!

The standard type, suitable for all kinds of rangers and stoves is available in the 3-,6-,9-,12-, and 24- cup sizes.

The electric type (fixed voltage) is kinds of ranges and stoves, is built in the 3-,6- and 9- cup sizes.

HOW TO USE 1. - Unscrew the plug and pour water into the boiler, (a generous pitcher-full).

2. - Remove the coffee-holder filter and fill with finely ground coffee.

3. - Screw up the boiler, replace the coffee-holder, and place the pitcher (open) under the filter.

N.B. - Make sure your new coffee maker operate once to twice with water only, to cleanse it thoroughly. Always open it before storing.

My European model ( I'm in England) says that it is 400 Watts and 220V

Hope that this might be of some use to you.

-- David Thompson (, October 30, 2002.

I have a Vesuviana Stove Top Espresso maker and the espresso basket is missing its arm if you get any info on Vesuviana can you pass it on to me and I will do like wise. Cheers, Robert, Toronto, Canada

-- Robert Cishecki (, November 30, 2002.

I have a Vesuviana stove top model (it appears to be the nine cup version) that I found in an old garage. It is in really good shape and cleaned up well, however the coffee basket is missing. Does anyone know where a replacement part might be found?

-- Wynn Matthews (, December 03, 2002.

I hope somebody can help, I have a versuviana 3 cup electric (UK 220V) with a malfunctioning pressure releif cap. Does anybody know where I might get one to replace it? Many thanks, David Lloyd-Jones

-- David Lloyd-Jones (, December 13, 2002.

I have 4 complete, brand new in the box, dust and all, 6 cup VESUVIANA coffee makers, 110 Volts. Sorry cannot sale the parts. I have one at home which I use over a ESPRESSO maker, It brews a very good cup of coffee, any kind...American, Cuban, Turkish or tea. Brew it strong or weak it's up to you..and it's fast.

-- Bob Delgado (, September 04, 2003.

Anyone have access/know where get parts - strainer basket in particular? I have access to about 6 of these, but all are missing the strainer. The lady at the deli says they were selling the stove-tops for about $100.00

-- chris jenkins (, December 21, 2003.

This is not an answer but a question I really need an answer too !!!! We have an "Espresso" machine that requires an element, mdel # W700. Can anyone help ??????

-- Monica (, March 03, 2004.

I dont have an answer but a question..I have a stove top Vesuviana...have had it for about 20 years but have not used it in the past 15..dont remember if it has a gasket on the boiler part where you put the water...I am afraid to use it since it looks as the same system as a pressure cooker....please help...maria

-- maria (, March 17, 2004.

I can't help on the original question, sadly.

Need help myself, though, with my stovetop Vesuvianna.

The thing's been heavily used (both because I drink a lot of coffee and also because I love the damn thing itself so much!) the rubber gasket that acts as a seal between the main unit and the filter basket is dried out and cracking away.

If there's anyone who has any advice on where to look to secure a new gasket, I'd love to hear from you.

-- Steve Douglass (, June 01, 2004.

Sur l' tab gave me this lead for parts. Hope this helps(there sure is a need for a reliable source)

the gourmet depot 1-800-424-6783 840 folsom st San Francisco, CA 94105

service-(415)777-5144 fax-(415)495-5141

-- Rebecca (, March 02, 2005.

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