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javajr
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Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 10:56am
Subject: Electric Moka - Suggestions?
 

I'm looking to find an electric moka pot to use at work, and I really want to make sure I get something durable.

Does anybody have a suggestion based on their own experience?
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Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 12:24pm
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I know my fiances work has an electric one, either a Delonghi or Hamilton can't remember. Sits on an electric base, works pretty good.
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Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 2:07pm
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I've looked into the Delonghi, I'm just a little concerned about what appears to be a plastic reservoir. But I mean, they couldn't sell it if it was dangerous, right? :-P
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Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 7:24pm
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.
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Posted Sun Sep 22, 2013, 7:37am
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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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