Bialetti Moka Express gasket


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Apr 10, 2007
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I have a Bialetti Moka Express that I use regularly. In general, I am fairly happy with it, with one small exception. I find that the rubbery smell of the gasket (seal) somehow enters the coffee. This smell is very obvious when I take the coffee maker apart to wash it up. The gasket is new, undamaged, it doesn''t get overheated and I always wash up the coffee maker immediately after use and leave it open to airate it.

Surely, there must be a way to avoid this smell? I have tried to cover the gasket in aluminium foil (kitchen foil), which helps a lot but it''s a bit of a nuisanse to have to fiddle with it.

Any ideas? Is there a better gasket that has no smell?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.