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cheeser May 13, 2009 08:45 PM

i have a bialetti stovetop espresso pot, but the rubber ring has disintegrated...where can i buy a replacement? thanks.

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    Gary May 15, 2009 04:29 AM

    The houseware store on the main foor of the St. Lawrence Market (right in the middle, basically) also sells the rings in many sizes. A good idea is to take your old one out first and bring it along, or at least put it on a scrap of paper and trace it out, so you can compare the sizes at the store. They keep them behind the cash and they cost about a $1 each, if I recall.

    I did have some problems getting rings of the smallest size Bialetti, though; I had originally bought it in the Corsa Italia neighbourhood but few other places sell that particular size of maker for some reason, and therefore don't sell the rings either.

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      cheeser May 14, 2009 10:22 PM

      Thanks for the links Paulustrious!

      1. Paulustrious May 14, 2009 08:31 AM

        Colangelo sells them. Midland and the 401 (even though they don't intersect.)

        http://members.scarboroughdirect.ca/1-416-293-7856/

        Probably Pusateri's sells them as well...

        http://www.pusateris.com/

        Best to give either of them a call first as they may not carry all sizes. May as well replace the filter at the same time.

        And there is always these places...

        http://citychef.ca/xcart/customer/product.php?productid=18239&cat=392&page=1

        http://www.bialettishop.com/EspressoM...

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          SpiceMustFlow May 14, 2009 09:34 AM

          This answers a prayer of my own, too- many thanks for the links!

          I really didn't want to throw out a perfectly good pot just because the gasket had disintegrated yet again...

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            Paulustrious May 14, 2009 09:52 AM

            I suspect they are available in a number of places. The rings are 'disposable' and have a limited lifetime, especially if you leave the pot on a ring after it dries. You can pick the pots up at yard sales because people do not know the rings are replaceable.

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