Sunday, September 20, 2009

Don't throw away that old espresso pot!

Do you have an espresso pot that has been in the family for years? Is it not making coffee quite like it should because of leaks or poor filtration? Well if you do and you don't want to part with the item, there probbaly is not a reason to replace it. Most of the time, the pot just needs a new gasket.

When you unscrew the two halves of the pot apart, you will notice a gasket which secures a filter bewteen the two parts of the pot. Over time, the gasket gets worn and stretched. Depending on its maintenance, the gasket often dries and cracks. I have seen gaskets that have basically melted in. Replacing the gasket alone will give you a secure seal and most likely eliminate any leaks. Changing the filter can be helpful as well if you feel the existing filter is not effective. The one challenge for many is finding these basic parts.

Well look no further; Doris Italian Market & Bakery has always had these gaskets. Available in multiple sizes, these gaskets are very inexpensive, and for less than $2 your espresso pot can work as good as new. While our gaskets are made specifically for Bialetti Coffee Pots, these gaskets have effectively fit older pots with success.

If you are not sure if the gasket is the answer or if one of our gaskets will fit, bring your pot in to one of our locations. We will be happy to see if changing the gasket will save your pot. If your pot has seen better days, we sell new espresso pots as well. We have pots that make from 3 cups to 12 cups of espresso.
Just visit us at one of our locations or if you prefer to purchase a gasket or new espresso pot online from us, click here.

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