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How To Clean a Moka Pot - How To

How To Clean a Moka Pot - How To
From The Kitchn - November 29, 2017

My favorite thing about going home to visit my parents: Every morning, my dad makes lattes for everyone. This ritual started almost 20 years ago, when they were visiting friends in Switzerland who only drank espresso drinks. They fell in love with the latte, and over the years my parents have acquired five different moka pots, all different sizes, for different-sized groups. Now that they are retired, my dad makes lattes for himself and my mom to savor every morning. And he makes them for me whenever I am home.

Out of curiosity, I reached out to the team at Bialetti, a major player in the moka pot manufacturing game, to find out the proper way to clean a moka pot. Turns out, it's both easier and harder than you'd think.

Easier, because it requires very few tools; harder, because it's all about diligently doing the maintenance. "You do not want to do anything to the moka pot that's going to interfere with the (coffee) flavor or the finish," says Daniel Knight, their product manager for coffee. That means no soap, ever, because any soapy residue can interfere with the taste of your coffee and, over time, ruin the finish of the moka pot. Definitely do not put your moka pot in the dishwasher, because that can cause oxidation and corrosion, an unattractive effect that can also impart a metallic taste in your coffee. And avoid harsh scrub brushes and sponges, as those can also scratch the surface.

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