Ilsa Slancio Stovetop Espresso Maker

Ilsa Slancio Stovetop Espresso Maker

SKU: 8402
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2 cup/3 oz.
4 cup/6 oz.
6 cup/9 oz.
10 cup/15 oz.



The Ilsa Slancio stainless steel stovetop espresso maker features an extremely elegant and functional design, beautifully fabricated with exceptional fit and finish. The Slancio is constructed of heavy gauge, brushed stainless steel, including a stainless steel filter basket, filter plate and reducer. Suitable for use on gas, electric, glass, ceramic and induction stoves.

  • Ilsa Slancio stovetop espresso maker
  • brushed stainless steel construction
  • stainless steel filter basket and filter plate
  • sizes based on 1-1/2 ounce "cups" (approximate)
  • dimensions:
    • 2-cup (3 oz.): 6-1/4" tall x 3" dia. base
    • 4-cup (6 oz.): 7-3/8" tall x 3-1/2" dia. base
    • 6-cup (9 oz.): 8-1/2" tall x 3-7/8" dia. base
    • 10-cup (15 oz.): 10" tall x 4-1/4" dia. base
  • All sizes include reducer plate for filter basket so you can brew 1/2 pot if desired.
  • suitable for use on gas, electric, glass, ceramic and induction stoves


Product clarification
Mike Mason
This is made in China not Italy like another review stated. I was originally very disappointed when I received mine to discover this. However, after inspecting the coffee maker is is very well built and made from high quality steel with excellent construction. Clearly, the company has established quality manufacturing steps to be taken. Made in China is not necessarily a bad thing but care needs to be taken selecting proper suppliers and manufacturer. Overall, I’m pleased with the product and trust I will get years of quality use.
Gabriella Calvi-Rooney
Finally found a site that offers real Italian all stainless steel construction both top and bottom without needing to go to Italy to buy. All other sites including amazon do not offer a fully stainless steel stovetop Italian coffee maker of quality! In addition, trying to find a 2 cup option. We only use Kimbo Italian coffee which we do find at most Italian Salumerias but want to try the higher end creama one and the bio one from Kimbo. Looking forward to ordering many more items on your site. Thank you!
Cape Cod Sally
This espresso pot is the best espresso pot I have owned. It is not only beautiful but makes a perfect pot of espresso. The Italian quality is very sturdy and will last a long time. I have had it for four months and it worth the price.
Excellent stovetop espresso maker
I really wanted an espresso maker made in Italy and so first tried one of the Vev Vigano models; it was completely unsatisfactory (note that Espresso Zone no longer carries this brand). The quality of the Slancio is impressive (I got the 4-cup model). I'm still on the early pots; the coffee is good, but I expect it will get even better with use, especially when I have finished the free pack of Italian espresso-ground coffee sent with the purchase. With my Slancio I'm finding that the talc-fine coffee that they sent creeps into the bottom of the serving chamber. I realize it may be asking too much, but it would be really nice if the free coffee packs (which I certainly DO appreciate) could be ground for the stovetop models. All of these stovetop espresso makers instruct users to choose a grind that is LESS FINE than what is used for counter-top espresso makers. Espresso Zone customer service are wonderful to deal with. They have a very reasonable return policy and are extremely helpful over the telephone. This was my third transaction with them, and I will always go back to them for coffee needs.
Quite Good
We bought this to replace a Stella Gilda 10 cup. We like a rich, full-bodied espresso. We drink it as is or as cappuccino on occasion. The Ilsa did a decent job. It produces more espresso than the Stella 10-cup: It has a larger water chamber [maybe 35% larger] and a slightly larger chamber for the grounds [perhaps 27%]. The resulting espresso is hearty but not as rich as the Stella. We use the same amount of sugar per pot despite the larger output from the Ilsa, as an example. When one pours off the espresso from the Ilsa, the initial pour is translucent whereas the last shot or so of espresso is rich. The Ilsa does provide space for stirring in the sugar directly in the pot. However, the trough is deep and it is difficult to get all of the sugar mixed in there--more so even than the Stella Gilda. We add the sugar to a Zojirushi glass-insulated vacuum thermal carafe then add the coffee and mix it in there. It keeps the espresso adequately warm for the hours that we are drinking espresso during the day and makes sharing a cup with afternoon visitors simple. We had used the Ilsa sufficiently that we could not return it by the time I tried the Cuisinox Roma, which I found to be a more accurate substitute for the Stella Gilda. As such, we kept the Ilsa as our travel espresso maker, and when we have used it on vacation, we hardly notice the difference.
Best of the best
If you are looking for a great way to make espresso, latte or cafe americano, look no further. I have been using this daily for up to a year. I have learned that grinding my own beans using an electric burr grinder obtains the best cup possible and the most flexibility for drink types. Used regular coffee beans to make a strong brewed coffee, and typically use espresso beans to make cafe american. I have made iced coffee/latte by pouring a strong espresso brew over ice and milk. You will have to experiment with the grind, the amount of ground beans, and the amount of water to obtain your ideal brew.
Wonderful purchase!
After a couple of years, the Ilsa Slancio Stovetop Espresso Maker - 6 cup version continues to be as good as new. We use it at least one a day, sometimes twice. Definitely worth the money!
Update - "Excellent product"
Shopping the site today, I noticed that my 1/8/14 review is still active. Just wanted to say that after a full year of twice daily use, the pot is like new and the coffee remains great. (I have the 2 cup version)
Consistently great tasting
After 2 years of usage the handle on my other pot broke off. This handle attachment feels way more sturdy. I ordered the 4 cup pot and am very glad that I did as I like a good size cup of coffee. I will probably order the 10 cup to be used when I have company.
Best yet.
Seamus , South Deerfield, Massachusetts, US
I've had an aluminum Bialetti, then a Forever stainless pot. The Bialetti made great coffee, but I didn't want aluminum. The Forever makes (very) slightly weaker coffee, but is built like a tank. I just needed a bigger one. This Ilsa Slancio is the best of both--it's beautiful, well-built, and the coffee it makes is excellent. The best adjective for it is probably "rich." The six-cup makes 11ish ounces of espresso, and it packs enough of a wallop of flavor that the 11 ounces is enough to have one, then take the rest to work for later. Superb! I initially ordered a 9-cup maker, but the 6 turned out to be perfect to make two large servings. I couldn't be more satisfied.
Excellent product!
I have Bialetti, Stella and Ilsa products -- Stella excels in style, Bialetti in price, but in terms of function, durability and reliability the Ilsa Slancio is best by far, after a month of use. I miss the style of my Stella and was hoping to purchase a Arianna style pot when I first contacted espresso zine -- but they are out of production -- this Ilsa was recommended. From the first pot I brewed, the amount and quality of each servings has been consistent and very good. Not always the case with others.
GREAT Espresso Maker!
Robin , Portland, Oregon, US
My S.O. and I needed to purchase a new espresso maker, and we finally decided on the Ilsa Slancio Stovetop Espresso Maker, He liked the look of it - sturdy - and I liked its being all stainless steel. A joyous surprise when we unpacked the espresso maker: It completely lives up to its advertising!!! The Ilsa Slancio not only looks attractive, it brews fabulous coffee. Also the free gift of superb coffee ices this cake!
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