Moka Like New: Just a Few Teaspoons are Enough

The moka pot, while somewhat replaced by pod coffee machines in many households, remains a beloved method for brewing traditional coffee. Over time, even with careful maintenance, the moka pot tends to lose its shine, developing unsightly oxidation stains that can make it look worn even after washing. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that we already have at home that will help us make it as shiny as it once was.

Try these remedies to make your moka shine like it used to

Here is a practical trick for cleaning the moka

Here are some of the natural remedies that you certainly already have at home and that will allow you to return your moka pot to its former splendor:

White wine vinegar: first, disassemble the moka pot and soak all its parts in a bowl filled with hot water and vinegar. Let it sit for at least an hour and then rinse the pieces thoroughly under running water to avoid any lingering vinegar taste in your next coffee. Another method is to fill the moka with a mixture of water and white vinegar, then run the coffee maker as if you were making coffee. After the water has heated, let it cool, empty the moka, and rinse it carefully.

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Lemon: it is used exactly as done with vinegar. Follow the same procedure as with vinegar, but instead, use lemon juice. Also in this case, after completing the process, prepare an empty coffee to ensure the first coffee made doesn’t have a taste of lemon or vinegar.

Marseille soap: Marseille soap is known for its degreasing power. All you have to do is put a small amount of liquid Marseille soap onto a sponge and gently scrub it all over the surface of the moka pot.

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Sodium bicarbonate: sodium bicarbonate can be helpful for stubborn, long-standing oxidized stains. Soak all the parts of the moka pot in a basin filled with water and a few teaspoons of dissolved bicarbonate of soda. Allow it to sit for at least an hour, then rinse everything thoroughly. Before serving coffee to guests, brew a cycle with just water to ensure any remaining traces are removed.

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