Bialetti Moka pot lifespan? parts?
I have a Bialetti Moka 6-cup that I've been using several times a week for about 2 years now. In the last month or so the round seal part has gotten very soft and we have to tighten it more and more for it to work properly. I looked on their website and it doesn't look like you can order new seals (I don't know what this part is properly called). Has anyone else had this problem? I really though that these pots should last much longer than 2 years...
If you want a brand new pot, they are selling them at Linens n Things - going out of business sale...
Then again, I wouldn't buy a whole new pot if you can buy a replacement gasket. If you don't have a store near you that sells the item you can always search online. Try this for me; type: "Bialetti replacement gasket" in Google.
Google must work some kind of magic under my fingertips... this is what I came up with:
Thanks everyone! I really just needed to know that it was called a gasket :) Cause all my other searches for Bialetti rubbery thingy didn't turn up anything (shockingly).
I did find it at Amazon, but yes the shipping costs twice as much as the part! I'll have to find a Tru Value store around here.
Sweet Maria's, Bialetti store.
It's rubber, so if it is soft, it's fine? It's when it gets HARD that you need to replace it. That's what I always thought, anyway.