As human-on-human bullying recedes in our collective memory and the opium den epidemic moves to the fore, the sad reality of home appliance-on-home appliance bullying never really got its due. It always seemed to be happening in someone else’s kitchen until just the other day when I added a Bialetti Moka Express. Much to my chagrin, the existing coffee-making apparati, by all outward appearances, seemingly ganged up on the new 3-cupped device. We now attend family appliance therapy sessions where the coffee is superb!
“The gang” (left) and the “new guy” (right).