The 8 Best [Large] Stovetop Espresso Makers

For those of you who absolutely love a lot of espresso and are in search of an easy way to make it at home, extra large stovetop espresso makers like those featured on this page are a good solution for you.

You can also use these in an office environment because they make between 10 and 14 cups of espresso depending on which moka pot you use.

Stovetop espresso makers are easy to use. Instead of plugging them in, all you have to do is place them directly on your stove’s burner. Just make sure to add water and ground coffee beans first!

Here are the Biggest Moka Pots We Recommend

Bialetti Moka Express Large 12-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker

Bialetti Moka Express Large 12-Cup Stovetop Espresso MakerBialetti Moka Express Large 12-Cup Stovetop Espresso MakerThis is easily the best bang for your buck!

When comparing price to quality the Bialeti Moka Express is unmatched. This moka pot is easily the best selling moka pot in this size and for good reason. It will last you forever if you take care of it and it is priced very reasonably.

This is the biggest size Bialetti makes so if you want a great 12-cup espresso maker this should be at the top of your shopping list.

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We believe so much in this moka pot being the best that we have dedicated a whole page on this site to it. See our full Bialetti Moka Express review if you aren’t convinced.

Vev Vigano 8010 Kontessa Oro 12-cup

Vev Vigano 8010 Kontessa Oro 12-cupVev Vigano 8010 Kontessa Oro 12-cupThe Vev Vigano moka pot is made to the same quality standards as the Bialetti featured above. It will last you for years with no problems.

It is however more expensive and that is due primarily because of styling and because of it’s stainless steel construction.

If you want something that looks just a little bit different then the classic stovetop espresso maker then this model will be perfect.

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Alessi 9090 M Stovetop Richard Sapper Espresso Maker 10 Cups

Alessi 9090 M Stovetop Richard Sapper Espresso Maker 10 CupsAlessi 9090 M Stovetop Richard Sapper Espresso Maker 10 CupsAlessi makes a very well made moka pot constructed from stainless steel.

If you want designer looks and a stovetop espresso maker that will work on induction stovetops then the 9090/M would make a great choice.

Not quite as big as the other models 10-cups of moka is still a lot. Check it out for pricing.

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VonShef Extra Large 12 Cup Chrome Aluminium Moka Pot

VonShef Extra Large 12 Cup Chrome Aluminium Moka PotVonShef Extra Large 12 Cup Chrome Aluminium Moka PotThis VonChef moka pot is the budget option among our featured products.

This is an aluminum espresso maker similar to Bialetti in form and materials but it’s build quality is just a little lower.

Because of that you can buy this extra large moka pot for a lot less than you think.

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Here are a few Alternative 12-Cup Moka Pots to Review

 Vev Vigano Carioca Nero 12-Cup Espresso MakerMore Info Vev Vigano 8160 Vespress Gold 12 to 14-cup Coffee Pot – Made in ItalyMore Info Bialetti Kitty Stainless Steel 10 Cup Espresso MakerMore Info Cuisinox Roma 10 Cup Moka Espresso Stovetop Coffeemaker in Stainless SteelMore Info

Product Descriptions

  • Our large stovetop espresso makers range widely in price and make from 10 to 12 cups of espresso (2oz per cup).
  • These come with handles so that you can carry and pour your espresso without difficulty.
  • The espresso maker’s lid comes with a knob to make opening and pouring simple; however, the lid is not completely removable because it’s still attached to the body.
  • To clean them, we suggest hand washing, as a dishwasher may not do the job correctly. Please check the product description to see if they are dishwasher safe before purchasing.
  • For the material, you can select from stainless steel or aluminum with stainless steel, plastic, or brass accents and handles.

Also keep in mind that stovetop espresso is different from real espresso.


Large stovetop espresso makers use either stainless steel or aluminum for their base and body, but they use plastic handles and pour spouts to keep you from being burned. However, some are 100% stainless steel – including their handles. You can also choose from gold, brass, or cast-iron accented, stainless steel espresso makers for a more elegant, or professional touch.

Stainless steel: stainless steel provides better insulation (keeping beverages hot or cold longer), and does not stain as quickly as other materials.

Aluminum: Aluminum is not as heavy nor as expensive as stainless steel; however, it is not as durable nor is it as heat-resistant as steel.

Gold-plated, brass, or cast-iron accented: Gold-plated, brass, and cast-iron accents add a refined and elegant look to an espresso maker. These espresso makers are suitable for high-dollar establishments, events, or parties, such as weddings, televised or celebrity events. These espresso makers will also last longer, due to the materials used.

Additional Perks and Information

  • Stovetop espresso makers heat your espresso in about 4 to 5 minutes.


If you still want a stovetop espresso maker but don’t need one so large, we’ve selected some small stovetop espresso makers and listed them in our product section for you to check out.

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Brian Mounts

I have been working in the coffee industry since 2013 and have been a professional online publisher since 2009. I am the current owner of and I love all forms of coffee. I roast my own green coffee beans, grind them, and usually make my own coffee daily in either a french press, moka pot, or a pour over coffee dripper. I am a nut for equipment so many of my articles are reviews and comparisons of best selling coffee brewing accessories.

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