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    Recommendation for Induction Hob Moka Pot

    I initially bought the Bialetti induction moka maker but it simply is not as good as my aluminium version (which does not work on my induction hob).

    Before I make another mistake does anyone have any recommendations of what I could buy. Do the converter plates work at all (they seem to have mixed reviews).

    Thanks

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    I have one of these Alessi pots:

    https://www.alessi.com/gb_en/product...90-9090-6.html

    It is superb. Highly recommended.

    I should caveat that with the fact that I do NOT use it on an induction hob though!
    Last edited by Maysie; 3rd January 2020 at 16:07. Reason: Important info missed out!

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    I've got same Alessi one. Again, highly recommended but use on gas. Not cheap though but sometimes on offer on amazon. Other sizes also available.

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    Itís the whole induction thing that is causing issues. I loved my old Bialetti - but the new one is pants.

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    Bought a Stella one years ago and does the job admirably. Steel so works on any hob.

    Like this one, they do differing sizes...
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stellar-Hor...02NE84XYYATNXB
    Last edited by Carl.1; 3rd January 2020 at 16:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    I have one of these Alessi pots:

    https://www.alessi.com/gb_en/product...90-9090-6.html

    It is superb. Highly recommended.

    I should caveat that with the fact that I do NOT use it on an induction hob though!
    +3 for the Alessi 9090.....it's the only one to have. Stainless Steel so no issues on induction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    +3 for the Alessi 9090.....it's the only one to have. Stainless Steel so no issues on induction.
    While the Alessi will work on induction hobs, not all SS is magnetic.

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    I swapped Alessi moka pots when we moved to a house with an induction hob.

    Have had no issues with it once I worked out what setting to use on the hob.

    OP - whatís the specific issue with yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    I swapped Alessi moka pots when we moved to a house with an induction hob.

    Have had no issues with it once I worked out what setting to use on the hob.

    OP - whatís the specific issue with yours?
    With the Bialetti - it tends to discolour a lot - I used it on a setting of around 9 on my induction hob with the small ring. The base goes a dark brown and only comes up clean with a soft cream wipe.

    Also once the coffee finishes coming through the spout only half of the top reservoir was full. The bottom head still full with half the water but was concerned about running it dry - after the discolouration. It also stopped feeding the water through.

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    We use a Bialletti induction and makes a good brew. Coffee is great ( Aldi Columbian)
    Can't see what spending more will benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    +3 for the Alessi 9090.....it's the only one to have. Stainless Steel so no issues on induction.
    I swapped over to the Alessi 9090 from Bialetti after learning of them in a similar thread...link. They are definitely the way to go...just shop around for the lowest price.

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    Recommendation for Induction Hob Moka Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    With the Bialetti - it tends to discolour a lot - I used it on a setting of around 9 on my induction hob with the small ring. The base goes a dark brown and only comes up clean with a soft cream wipe.

    Also once the coffee finishes coming through the spout only half of the top reservoir was full. The bottom head still full with half the water but was concerned about running it dry - after the discolouration. It also stopped feeding the water through.
    Perhaps it is the Bialetti then...

    We swapped from Alessi to Alessi induction with no problems, although I have our hob on 8 until the coffee starts to come through then turn down to 7 until it is done.

    Assuming youíve cleaned the filter and the seal sites properly?

    FWIW this is the one we use:

    https://www.alessi.com/gb_en/espress...mdl02-6-r.html
    Last edited by j0hnbarker; 3rd January 2020 at 20:15.

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    I like the Alessi 9090 as well (especially the non twisting design), but itís a lot of money, canít even find one secondhand at an affordable price!

    John can you use the Alessi you have on an induction hob?

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    Recommendation for Induction Hob Moka Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Perhaps it is the Bialetti then...

    We swapped from Alessi to Alessi induction with no problems, although I have our hob on 8 until the coffee starts to come through then turn down to 7 until it is done.

    Assuming youíve cleaned the filter and the seal sites properly?

    FWIW this is the one we use:

    https://www.alessi.com/gb_en/espress...mdl02-6-r.html
    That isnít the induction one, take care anyone ordering!

    This is the induction one https://www.alessi.com/gb_en/espress...dl02-6rfm.html.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    I like the Alessi 9090 as well (especially the non twisting design), but itís a lot of money, canít even find one secondhand at an affordable price!

    John can you use the Alessi you have on an induction hob?
    They do seem to hold their value. The best deal I can find at the moment is for a 9090/6 at Redber (link) or on Amazon.de.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    They do seem to hold their value. The best deal I can find at the moment is for a 9090/6 at Redber (link) or on Amazon.de.
    Thanks

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    Previously used one of these for a number of years before moving from induction to gas hob:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-In...SIN=B00LK9CMSI

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Mo...089866&sr=8-13
    Last edited by hughtrimble; 3rd January 2020 at 23:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    With the Bialetti - it tends to discolour a lot - I used it on a setting of around 9 on my induction hob with the small ring. The base goes a dark brown and only comes up clean with a soft cream wipe.

    Also once the coffee finishes coming through the spout only half of the top reservoir was full. The bottom head still full with half the water but was concerned about running it dry - after the discolouration. It also stopped feeding the water through.
    Never experienced that with ours even after 10yrs. We have a Siemens induction hob. The base of ours is as shiny as it was new.
    Maybe the spout is partially blocked not allowing it to syphon properly. I clean ours about once every 6mths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Never experienced that with ours even after 10yrs. We have a Siemens induction hob. The base of ours is as shiny as it was new.
    Maybe the spout is partially blocked not allowing it to syphon properly. I clean ours about once every 6mths.

    Itís brand new - and the shop tried it as well. It was irritating as it was a Christmas present.

    I am wary about giving it another go in case I have the same issues

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    Recommendation for Induction Hob Moka Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    That isnít the induction one, take care anyone ordering!

    This is the induction one https://www.alessi.com/gb_en/espress...dl02-6rfm.html.
    Ah, yes, thank you!

    The induction model is slightly more expensive but Iíve been really pleased with ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Ah, yes, thank you!

    The induction model is slightly more expensive but Iíve been really pleased with ours.
    Think I will give one of these a shot. The 9090 model is just a bit too much

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Ah, yes, thank you!

    The induction model is slightly more expensive but Iíve been really pleased with ours.
    Does look great, does the aluminium stay shiny?

    My 9090 does darken slightly (on gas) but easily polished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Think I will give one of these a shot. The 9090 model is just a bit too much

    Thanks
    The induction Bialetti is even cheaper...see #17...and works the same way as the Pulcina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    The induction Bialetti is even cheaper...see #17...and works the same way as the Pulcina.
    He's tried that! Post #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    He's tried that! Post #1.
    I didn't spot that!

    OP can you detail the differences you've found between the Bialetti induction and your aluminium (presumably gas)? Just out of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    I didn't spot that!

    OP can you detail the differences you've found between the Bialetti induction and your aluminium (presumably gas)? Just out of interest.
    With the Bialetti - it tends to discolour a lot - I used it on a setting of around 9 on my induction hob with the small ring. The base goes a dark brown and only comes up clean with a soft cream wipe.

    Also once the coffee finishes coming through the spout only half of the top reservoir was full. The bottom head still full with half the water but was concerned about running it dry - after the discolouration. It also stopped feeding the water through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    I initially bought the Bialetti induction moka maker but it simply is not as good as my aluminium version (which does not work on my induction hob).

    Before I make another mistake does anyone have any recommendations of what I could buy. Do the converter plates work at all (they seem to have mixed reviews).

    Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    The induction Bialetti is even cheaper...see #17...and works the same way as the Pulcina.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    He's tried that! Post #1.
    In my defence, I had assumed that he tried one of the all stainless models that Bialetti sell, eg the Venus or Musa. I now see that I was mistaken...oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Think I will give one of these a shot. The 9090 model is just a bit too much

    Thanks
    Iím sure youíll be pleased with it!

    To answer another question, it doesnít discolour either. Both the normal version I had for 2 years on a gas hob and the induction version have stayed pretty much as they were when new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Iím sure youíll be pleased with it!

    To answer another question, it doesnít discolour either. Both the normal version I had for 2 years on a gas hob and the induction version have stayed pretty much as they were when new.
    Thanks. I hope so

    I was so disappointed with the Bialetti as I was hankering for one for ages.

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    I have 2 different bialetti pots, and an Ilsa slancio which has a bit more steel to it (I.e.heavier)

    http://www.ilsa-italy.it/components/...t/art091-S.jpg


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    Just to update the thread and thank everyone for the recommendations.

    I really wanted the Alessi 9090 - Richard Sapper design but it was just a little too much for me to spend. I am going to keep my eye for a 3 cup just in case.

    However, I did get the Alessi Pulcina which is a lovely thing and I like it as much, if not more, than my old octagonal Bialetti.

    There is no leak or drips, and its stays clean. It also makes the full 6 cup brew using all the water in the bottom bit

    So extremely pleased. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by samswatch View Post
    Just to update the thread and thank everyone for the recommendations.

    I really wanted the Alessi 9090 - Richard Sapper design but it was just a little too much for me to spend. I am going to keep my eye for a 3 cup just in case.

    However, I did get the Alessi Pulcina which is a lovely thing and I like it as much, if not more, than my old octagonal Bialetti.

    There is no leak or drips, and its stays clean. It also makes the full 6 cup brew using all the water in the bottom bit

    So extremely pleased. thanks
    Super - pleased you are pleased!

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