Stovetop Espresso Maker Not Working: 3 Ways To Fix

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Most people prefer having coffee in the morning and that’s a part of their routine, however, if your stovetop espresso maker decides to betray you by not working before the day has even started, then you can be annoyed. Find out a few easy ways to fix your stovetop espresso maker asap.

Stovetop Espresso Maker

The stovetop espresso maker which is also known as the Moka pot is an electric coffee maker that can brew coffee by passing boiling water which is pressurized by steam through ground particles of the coffee beans.

The name Moka comes from this Yemeni city,  Mocha. The stovetop espresso maker was first built by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti. In 1933, the first Moka pot was made and it quickly became a staple of the Italian culture.

Stovetop Espresso Maker Not Working

1) Steam Shooting Out of Safety Valve:

If you see a jet of steam shooting out of your stovetop espresso maker, then there’s a possibility that its safety valve is clogged due to some reason. The most common reason for steam shooting out is, filling up the reservoir above it’s fill-line. Another reason is the dirty filter which stops the flow of water into the jug.

  1. First of all, you must take apart the whole pot that includes parts like the gasket and filter.
  2. Now wash thoroughly all these parts, and wipe off these to ensure that there’s no coffee grain left stuck to it. 
  3. Put back all the parts and check if the problem still appears?
  4. If yes, then go for a warranty check or contact customer support for better assistance.

2) Less Coffee Coming in the Jug Part:

If less coffee is coming out of your stovetop espresso maker, then it must be sealing improperly. The coffee comes out when there’s enough pressure inside. And in a case where sufficient pressure doesn’t build-up inside then the coffee won’t come out. Again blockage in the filter can be suspected for this problem.

  1. Clean each part to make sure there is no blockage.
  2. Make sure you seal your stovetop espresso maker properly so that it develops sufficient pressure.
  3. If your gasket or filter has gone bad, then replace them.

3) Black Bits In Your Coffee:

Black bits are just the ground coffee pieces that have come out of the espresso maker in an unprocessed form. They come because of the steam and hot water. However, if there is a large amount of these bits, then your pot filler has some issues.

  1. In case of having large and flat prices of coffee beans coming out of your espresso then they might be coming from the inside of the pot.
  2. Wipe the inside of your pot thoroughly with a sponge along with dish soap.
  3. Don’t use metal wire as it can damage the stovetop espresso maker.

Hopefully, this blog helps you in resolving your problem related to the stovetop espresso maker.

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