Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 6:24pm Subject: Re: Electric Moka - Suggestions?
I originally got my Delonghi because (1) it was available at a local brick n mortar store and (2) I wanted the ability to multi-task while I made my morning coffee, rather than watching/listening to the stovetop moka pot. If a Bialetti were available to me from a brick n mortar store I would have gotten that. Yes, the plastic top was a concern (the reservoir is made of aluminum) but it's lasted about 8 years of occasional use. I go through phases of coffee gadgets. The gasket is still going strong, too. The key to preserving the plastic chamber is to not unscrew it until the whole unit is cool to the touch. It's also good practice not to unscrew it just holding the handle--hold it from its body.
javajr Senior Member Joined: 21 Sep 2013 Posts: 12 Location: MA Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sun Sep 22, 2013, 6:37am Subject: Re: Electric Moka - Suggestions?
I ended up ordering the Bialetti online after speaking with one of my coworkers. My primary concern was durability, and he told me that with multi-day use his previous one lasted about 8 years (I also really liked that the gaskets are sold separately)
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