mitt1aar wrote:I actually went out and bought the Original aluminum moka pot. After reading more about them and researching about the aluminum I made the decision to get the cheaper one. I read about the aluminum and people thinking that there is a link that it may cause Alzheimer but the research shows that there is no possible way they could link it to consumption of aluminum. Also the amount of aluminum that would be leeched into the coffee would be very very small.
I was concerned about the metallic taste but I found alot of articles online about how the people in Italy never wash their moka pots and let them become "seasoned" just like someone would season a cast iron pot or pan. I used my new moka pot multiple times this weekend making some decent espresso. There was a hint of a metallic taste to begin with but the more I used it the less it got as the oils from the coffee built up a film on the aluminum.
BenG wrote: but, we did switch out of heavy metal leaching fears.
mitt1aar wrote:BenG wrote: but, we did switch out of heavy metal leaching fears.
Aluminum is not a heavy metal (Aluminum has a specific gravity of 2.55-2.80 anything 5 times and over the specific gravity of water (specific gravity of 1) is considered a heavy metal). Not that it cannot cause poisoning but there is aluminum in TONS of things that people dont even consider.
I dont think I am going to be concerned about ingesting aluminum and it causing issue. I only use the moka pot on the weekend anyway.
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