Moka (mocha?) pot

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Hello folks, been using my Aeropress for a couple of weeks and I am very happy with it, however, my curiosity is on the wander again, I am looking at getting a 4 cup moka pot to try, specially when we get company.

Has anyone tried these? Do they work on electric rings?.

Jim
 
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Have you any advice on what moka pot to purchase, I was looking at a few on Amazon, the Bialetti 4 cup, Le'Xpress Italian Style Six Cup and the Andrew James 6 Cup.

Some of the reviews for all of these pots report breaking handles etc. Just wondering if you had any advice please?

Jim
 
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Do you have an electric hob? Out of the ones you listed I think only Bialetti make suitable ones. I could be wrong. Anyway, if I was after a 4 pot Moka pot for induction I would probably go for the Bialetti Elegance http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Elegance-Induction-Stainless-Espresso/dp/B0009Q1DNS They seem to have very favourable comments on various coffee forums.

I'm sure there are other
jim3rg said:
Have you any advice on what moka pot to purchase, I was looking at a few on Amazon, the Bialetti 4 cup, Le'Xpress Italian Style Six Cup and the Andrew James 6 Cup.

Some of the reviews for all of these pots report breaking handles etc. Just wondering if you had any advice please?

Jim
 
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Thanks Stellablade I have taken your advice and decided to go for the 6 cup version I do like my coffee :p
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Elegance-Induction-Stainless-Espresso/dp/B0009Q1DSS/ref=pd_sim_kh_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DDDM2V03HYGWEYMFJGW

Jim

stellablade said:
Do you have an electric hob? Out of the ones you listed I think only Bialetti make suitable ones. I could be wrong. Anyway, if I was after a 4 pot Moka pot for induction I would probably go for the Bialetti Elegance http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Elegance-Induction-Stainless-Espresso/dp/B0009Q1DNS They seem to have very favourable comments on various coffee forums.

I'm sure there are other
jim3rg said:
Have you any advice on what moka pot to purchase, I was looking at a few on Amazon, the Bialetti 4 cup, Le'Xpress Italian Style Six Cup and the Andrew James 6 Cup.

Some of the reviews for all of these pots report breaking handles etc. Just wondering if you had any advice please?

Jim
 
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Enjoy! There will be some initial tweaking and tinkering to get things right but you'll be fine. Even my mate (who is pretty hopeless with these things) manages to get something drinkable out of it :)

jim3rg said:
Thanks Stellablade I have taken your advice and decided to go for the 6 cup version I do like my coffee :p
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Elegance-Induction-Stainless-Espresso/dp/B0009Q1DSS/ref=pd_sim_kh_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DDDM2V03HYGWEYMFJGW

Jim

stellablade said:
Do you have an electric hob? Out of the ones you listed I think only Bialetti make suitable ones. I could be wrong. Anyway, if I was after a 4 pot Moka pot for induction I would probably go for the Bialetti Elegance http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Elegance-Induction-Stainless-Espresso/dp/B0009Q1DNS They seem to have very favourable comments on various coffee forums.

I'm sure there are other
jim3rg said:
Have you any advice on what moka pot to purchase, I was looking at a few on Amazon, the Bialetti 4 cup, Le'Xpress Italian Style Six Cup and the Andrew James 6 Cup.

Some of the reviews for all of these pots report breaking handles etc. Just wondering if you had any advice please?

Jim
 

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Have you any advice on what moka pot to purchase, I was looking at a few on Amazon, the Bialetti 4 cup, Le'Xpress Italian Style Six Cup and the Andrew James 6 Cup.

Some of the reviews for all of these pots report breaking handles etc. Just wondering if you had any advice please?

Jim
When screwing the top to the bottom section do not hold on to the handle, it's job is to pick up and pour your coffee, I suspect this is why handles get broken.....misuse ! :).
 
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I have a Bialetti mocha pot and it makes excellent coffee. Mine is aluminium, but they do come in stainless steel at a higher price. Mine makes 16oz, so it is large. You should find out how much the pot you are considering makes in volume, as the cup size often refers to espresso cups as opposed to regular cups.
 
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