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    Induction stove top moka / mocha options

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    Hi all.

    Longer time lurker, first time poster.

    Here's the situation I'm looking for advice/opinions on a new stovetop moka that works on induction.

    Previous to having induction I used Bialetti Brikka on gas (https://www.bialetti.com/coffee/stov...-c-1_7_24.html), which i loved. Loved the crema (I know it's not a true crema), loved the way it brewed and loved the way it tasted. When we upgraded our kitchen and went induction, I purchased the Bialetti Venus (https://www.bialetti.com/coffee/stov...-c-1_7_21.html). Although I have never been satisfied with the brew I get from the venus and have ongoing issues with the pressure valve not working properly. I've hit up the retailer for a replacement because of the valve issues,but now I am looking for some different options. I have spent some time reading previous posts and reviews (this one being my favourite https://coffeesnobs.com.au/brewing-e...ess-steel.html), but still after e advice.

    There are other options I have found: Bialetti moka induction, bialleti kitty and venus https://www.bialetti.com/coffee/stov...-c-1_7_21.html (just different shapes right?), but unsure of what the differences are and if it will do a different brew:

    One good option looks like the Bellman cx25p but it shows to use induction must be suitable for 304 grade stainless. My cooktop I am unsure is suitable (https://www.winningappliances.com.au...ions-Sheet.pdf). I realise you can purchase the compatible induction cooker separately, but if I did that, I may as well just buy a small gas cooker and go back to the brikka... which is of course an option, just not my ideal one.

    The other possibility, which I have read about once, but unsure if it will work, is using the a SS base, with a brikka top... the issue is figuring what sizes will match. Has anyone done this before?

    Any other (not so expensive) options?

    Many thanks.

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    Your best option is to purchase an induction adapter. For this Google is your best friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus View Post
    Your best option is to purchase an induction adapter. For this Google is your best friend.
    Ah yes... Another option I overlooked. But I have done some previous research on these adapters and probably not what I'd prefer to utilise : https://www.centurylife.org/the-inef...ernatives-are/

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    A one or two ring camping stove could be your other solution. These can be picked up very cheaply at Big W or K Mart. When I use my Bialetti, I much prefer using gas over electric. Electric's a pita to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus View Post
    A one or two ring camping stove could be your other solution.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I already have a gas camping stove, but before I revert back to that option (undesirable), I'm looking at alternative options for induction compatible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus View Post
    Electric's a pita to say the least.
    Pita?

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    Can highly recommend this one from a Site Sponsor...
    Does a great job and produces excellent coffee.

    Mal.

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    Needs must as the devil drives.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    No idea where you can get one in Oz, however my Rommelsbacher's are German made (very) high quality stainless. Bought in for me Germany by a fellow coffee fiend. BTW, avoid the clear one - it is plastic and destroys the flavour. Stay with all Stainless.

    They are similar to an electric kettle as they have their own "mains plate" under the unit. Controlled by a microprocessor I suspect, as you just fill the lower bit with water, fill the basket (I have both 3/6 and 2/4 cup versions) up to the mark and "hit the go button". Pretty tolerant of different grinds.

    Best and easiest "moka pot" I know- I have a few Carmencita's (original stainless steel version) in my shed - at my best I can equal the Rommelsbacher via a manual process, mostly the Rommelsbacher does it better.

    TampIt
    Yep, I also have an inductor stove and my favourite "Carmencita knock off" is 316 stainless. Non-magnetic so it cannot work on my stovetop anyway, which is why I ended up with my Rommelsbachers. The knockoff also beats the my Carmencita originals.
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