FAQs - Moka Express

How do I make coffee in a Moka Express?

The Moka Express is a really simple stovetop espresso maker to use, you'll get the hang of it in no time. Click here to read the three step process and become a pro at Italian-style espresso.

What coffee to use in Bialetti Moka Express? 

For best results, you should use a consistent, fine to medium-fine grind size in your Bialetti Moka Express; not as fine as espresso but finer than you would use in a cafetiere, similar to the Bialetti Moka Ground Coffee. Or grind fresh at home with whole bean coffee and an espresso grinder 

Can you use Bialetti Moka Express on induction stovetops? 

No, the Bialetti Moka Express cannot be used on an Induction stove - it’s a stainless steel product with an octagonal base which won’t connect to an induction stove. Bialetti have released a range of induction-friendly stovetop coffee makers, as well as an induction plate which sits on your stovetop so you can continue to use your Moka Express.  

How do I clean my Bialetti Moka Express?

Cleaning your Bialetti Moka Express is relatively simple and an important step to prolonging the life of your coffee maker. Fill the boiler with hot water (3 parts) and vinegar (1 part) and place on the hob until liquid appears. Repeat this step two more times, without the vinegar, and finally rinse under running water. Ensure all parts are thoroughly dry before putting away to be stored.  

Can I buy replacement parts for my Bialetti Moka Express? 

Yes, replacement parts can be bought for your Bialetti Moka Express, including the gasket, filter and handle. Unfortunately we don’t sell the base or the pot as individual products. Browse our full range of Spare Parts 

How often should I replace the gasket in my Bialetti Moka Express? 

We recommend replacing the gasket in your Bialetti Moka Express every 6-12 months, depending on use. If you use your stovetop espresso maker daily, it may be worth changing it every 4 months. 

How long will it take for my Bialetti Moka Express to arrive? 

All of our orders are sent via Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour delivery, with free delivery when you spend over £35. Orders before 1pm Monday-Friday will qualify for same day dispatch. Any orders placed after 1pm, or on a Saturday or Sunday, will be dispatched the next working day. Please note, we also offer an upgraded 24 hour delivery service, available upon checkout.