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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 9:21am
Subject: Solder in moka pots?
 

Hi, I have a no-name, stainless steel moka pot that I bought at an antique mall a while ago.  It's my first steel one, and I was wondering if a weld/solder seam inside the carafe is normal for them.  Should I have it checked for lead before using it?

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 4:06pm
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Scrape it with a stiff knife. if it is any sort of soft solder you should be able to easily mar it or even remove a bit of material. If it is a weld or braze (which is more likely), or possibly silver solder it will be quite a bit harder.

 
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