TheBigDripper Senior Member Joined: 5 Jun 2012 Posts: 68 Location: Texas Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 4:21pm Subject: Re: Question about the Bialetti
I just got my 6-cup Bialetti yesterday (I got one of the coffee-colored ones), and started playing with it today. One question about cleaning the aluminum model: I'd read that it's best to wash it after use with only hot water, no soap. Something about the oils "treating" the aluminum surfaces or something. Is there anything to that?
Posted Wed Jun 6, 2012, 7:23am Subject: Re: Question about the Bialetti
The "backwash" from brewing carries coffee solution back into the bottom chamber, and many feel this helps build up a tarnish that prevents further tainting of the brew. I personally don't use aluminum because this backwash smells just awful to me. However, most aficionados who use aluminum seem to support the no-soap approach, or at least they are the loudest, so try both ways and see what you like.
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