Moka Pot (for stove top espresso)
Please never let your Moka pot stay on the lit burner with no water… you will wake up eventually, to the smell of burning plastic (this will be either your gasket or the handle) and not only will you be a bit late for work …your morning will be coffee-less… and your gasket will be ruined!
when you first get your Moka pot (spend more and get the stainless steel one) get at least 3-6 of the specific sized gasket for yours…. you will eventually need one or a friend will!
Everyone is different ; i prefer to only rinse everything used to make my coffee with warm/hot water and i only use soap on the cups and mugs.