BurntMango Senior Member Joined: 21 Apr 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Land of Enchantment Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:21am 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?
Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 5:06pm Subject: Re: Solder in moka pots?
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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