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Do I need to wash the Moka pot before each use


Moka pots need to be cleaned before use to ensure safe use. Long-term use of the Moka pot may cause the production of aluminum oxide. If you don’t know how to clean it, you can refer to the following methods.

Before each use of the Moka pot, it is best to wash it with clean water to ensure that there are no old coffee grounds or dirt residues inside, so as not to affect the taste and health. Similarly, it should be cleaned in time after use to avoid coffee residues depositing on the bottom of the pot, which will affect the next use. It is recommended to use neutral detergent and avoid using hard objects such as brushes to avoid scratching the inner wall of the Moka pot.

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If you want to clean the aluminum oxide on your moka pot, try using a cleaner mixed with white vinegar and baking soda. The specific method is as follows:


  1. Disassemble the Moka pot and take out the aluminum oxide part.


  1. Pour an appropriate amount of white vinegar and baking soda into the sink, add enough water, and stir evenly.


  1. Soak the aluminum oxide part of the Moka pot in the cleaning solution for about 15-20 minutes.


  1. Gently wipe the aluminum oxide surface, paying special attention to cleaning the dirty parts.


  1. After cleaning, rinse with clean water, dry and put back into the moka pot.


It should be noted that when using white vinegar and baking soda cleaners, you should add an appropriate amount according to the size and degree of dirt of the Moka pot to avoid waste and damage to the Moka pot.

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If the aluminum Moka pot is oxidized, it is not recommended to use it to make coffee. Because an oxide film will form on the oxidized aluminum, it may affect the taste and hygiene of coffee. In addition, aluminum oxide is not easy to clean and requires the use of special cleaning agents, but even after cleaning, the oxide film may still form again. Therefore, if the aluminum Moka pot is oxidized, it is best to buy a new one.