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How to deep clean your moka pot

The aluminum moka pot can become oxidized over time and need a deep cleaning. For normal cleaning, soap and water is fine, but you'll want to get a little more aggressive when it gets more nasty.

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1

Clean thoroughly with soap

Scrub as best as you can with a non metal abrasive. Stay away from steel wool as it will lead to corrosion down the road.

2

Soak in a vinegar solution

Use 50% vinegar and 50% warm water. Soak for about 30 minutes.

3

Scrub again

You won't see 100% of the oxidation removed but close to it. Keep in mind, the oxidation is totally safe and will not impart any bad flavors but its still nice to remove most or all of it.