How should a Moka pot be cleaned before first use and does this depend on what it's made of (aluminium or stainless steel)?
Like with most Moka-related things, I'm finding a lot of different information:
- Use only warm water (source)
- Use soapy water (source, only applies to stainless steel Venus, another source specifically says not to do this on aluminium)
- Use water with a tablespoon of salt (source)
- Use water with vinegar or baking soda (source)
After this first clean, most sources seem to agree it's good to make a few batches of coffee and throw them away. But I'm curious what I should do prior to this and if there's any point to using vinegar / salt / baking soda?