How to Clean a Moka Pot
Buying a classic Italian moka pot is a great investment and, if you learn how to clean it properly, it will provide you with many years of freshly brewed espresso. Looking after your machine is very important so, in her latest kitchen tip, Mamma Giuliana shows you how to easily clean the moka coffee pot filter to ensure it continues to provide you with excellent homemade coffee.
Now that you know how to use a traditional Italian moka pot and have fallen in love with the taste and aroma of freshly made Italian coffee, it is essential that you know how to maintain the pot which includes cleaning the filter plate and replacing the rubber ring.
After two or three months of regular use, the rubber ring inside the machine will become soft and may also break. Ground coffee will also collect around the filter, blocking the holes and lowering the quality and flavor of the espresso produced by the machine.
Follow Mamma Giuliana’s step-by-step instructions in the video and remove the old rubber ring carefully with a sharp knife (you can purchase new ones easily and inexpensively). Take out the filter plate and wash it along with the interior of the machine with water to clear out any old coffee grinds then put it back in the machine and replace the rubber ring. If the new ring is too firm to push into place simply soften it in hot water. And there you have it, your machine is as good as new!