I love my moka pot, but I have to leave for work very soon after drinking coffee and the metal is still too hot to handle by then.

I love my moka pot, but I have to leave for work very soon after drinking coffee and the metal is still too hot to handle by then. How bad is it to leave the grounds sitting there for the whole day and rinsing it out in the evening?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's no problem at all if it's off the heat

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's perfectly fine, if you don't mind cyanide gas floating around.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you really loved your moka pot that much you would take it to work with you

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This tbh.

      Buy a stainless steel one and keep it on your desk at work with a $30 portable induction plate.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    NGMI

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's pretty bad. Just put the moka pot into the sink and pour some cold water over it. Aluminium is an extremely good thermal conductor and it will cool down in seconds.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The ones for induction hobs are stainless steel

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it's pretty bad
      how so? coffee bean doesn't stick, especially not from residual steam heat, and it's good for the metal to cool down naturally, what in the world is "pretty bad" about it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it fricks the rubber gasket in multiple ways (the stench of old coffee permeates the material and the hours-long compression wears it out way quicker)

        and since coffee contains a small amount of fat, by leaving the ground coffee inside you allow the fat to oxidize and smell bad. My original moka pot (aluminium, the water chamber is not sanded/polished on the inside) prefers to be rinsed clean after use than have used coffee grounds inside for hours on end

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >prefers

          Did it tell you that?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            How can you call yourself a moka pot wielder if you haven't learned its name and unlocked its Bankai?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yours doesn't?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >and the hours-long compression wears it out way quicker
          holy frick thats why it screws on you dumb mogoloid

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What the hell am I reading? Cold water exists, you know

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >plunging hot cookware into cold water
      Just frick my pots and pans up

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        moka pots are designed to tolerate that, you should do that to not overcook the coffee anyway. but just for the sake of argument, letting your grounds sit there is absolutely fine

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's counterindicated by my Bialetti's user manual

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what the frick do they know?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            user manuals are there to reduce liability not to inform the customer on usecase.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You don't deglaze?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's fine, just open the moka to prevent the two pieces from getting stuck.
    use a towel to hold it if it's too hot

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do that, it's been fine for years
    Just crack a window open so the mustard gas dissipates by the time you're back

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine but be absolutely sure not to leave any pets or your Nan home with the fumes

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can cool it with some water, if you're going to be a frickin pussy about it and think it'll frick the threads or the rubber gasket, pour the water on the bottom of the pot which is usually thick dense, they cool down fast and are easier to open.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just run it under some sink water if I’m on my way out then deal with it later. Have been doing this for like 5 years now and havent died yet so I assume its fine.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once the coffee has been obtained and decanted I would always run the cold tap over the bottom part. Cools it off extremely quickly. I could then get all the coffee out in one go with a flick of the wrist motion (so I didn't need to knock it).
    I never wanted to leave coffee sat in it for any long amount of time.
    Also, I'd imagaine it's better for the gasket.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grab two cloth towels and use them to open it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Single big towel works too

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why would it be bad, it's metal and a small piece of rubber, if they can handle the heat and pressure of boiling water why would they get ruined from standing around and cooling down?
    >t. leaves his morning moka pot standing around until returning in the evening

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >and the metal is still too hot to handle by then
    what? use cold water, or just leave it there, why would that be a problem

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I love my moka pot,
    if you truly did you wouldn't mind deadening your nerves to handle the heat

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Buy an espresso machine ya poorgay

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The pro tip is that the heat from the pot will steam out the grounds making it easier to remove later.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    can i clean my aluminum moka with cafiza?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sure.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get a stainless steel one

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're a doyle, anon. I happen to favour the moka and this is what you do - when the coffee rises and goes up the thingy and into the moka top pot, you pour it into your coffee cup first - then, here's the trick - you rinse it under cold water, unscrew the top, put the grounds in the bin then clean your moka machine whilst its still relatively easy to clean - invert the equipment and leave it on top of a surface that doesn't mind water, simple as, really.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >39 replies
    >not a single mention of hot water

    Just pour frickin hot water into it from a kettle to rinse it out if you're worried about cold water warping it. Fricking Americans, hot water without a microwave is just inconceivable

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So you're saying I should microwave my moka pot

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