The instructions below provide easy to follow step by step instructions with pictures on how change your Bialetti Stovetop Seal (Gasket) and filter for:

What you will need

To change your Bialetti Stovetop Seal you will need a replacement Seal & Filter. Each Bialetti coffee maker has it’s own seal and filter specific to it’s model – Moka Express or Venus – and it’s cup size. You can purchase replacement seals and filters from Quest Online Store.

Coffee MakerSeal & Filter
Bialetti Moka Express StoveTop (Aluminium)Bialetti Seal & Filter – Aluminium
Bialetti Venus Moka Pot (Stainless Steel)Bialetti Seal & Filter – Stainless Steel

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Make sure you have the replacement rubber seal (gasket) and filter ready before you start.

Bialetti stovetop coffee maker ready to have seal and filter replaced.

2. Carefully remove the rubber seal from your stovetop. If the seal is hard to remove, gently use a blunt knife (rounded at the top so you don’t damage your stovetop) or a pair of tweezers. Be careful that you do not bend the metal areas surrounding the seal.

Remove rubber seal from your Bialetti stove top. You can use a blunt bread knife if necessary, but be careful.
Remove rubber seal. You can use a blunt bread knife if necessary, but be careful.
Bialetti seal and filter have been removed.
Seal and filter have been removed.

3. Clean the stovetop thoroughly with soft detergent and hot water (not in your dishwasher) then towel dry when done.

Bialetti Stovetop has been cleaned and is ready for new seal and filter.
Bialetti Stovetop has been cleaned and is ready for new seal and filter.

4. Insert the filter into the top chamber such that the bumpy (raised) side of the filter is facing out.

Bialetti filter with bumpy (raised) side
Bialetti filter
Bialetti filter has been inserted into top chamber with bumpy side facing out.
Bialetti filter has been inserted into top chamber with bumpy side facing out.

4. Place the seal around the filter. The seal should sit flat around the filter. You may use a blunt knife to press the seal around the filter.

Bialetti rubber seal being installed around the filter.
Bialetti rubber seal being installed around the filter.

7. Once you have installed the new seal, re-assemble the stovetop pot by screwing the bottom chamber into the top chamber. Be gentle to ensure that the seal doesn’t get pinched in between the metal parts.

Step 5 - screw boiler chamber into top chamber of your bialetti stove top
Step 5 – screw boiler chamber into top chamber

6. Boil some hot water only to test the seal once the stovetop pot has been re-assembled.

Enjoy your stovetop coffee maker!

How often should you change your Bialetti Stovetop seal?

The Bialetti Stovetop seal will last between 3 to 12 months depending on how often you use it. You’ll need to watch for wear, and we recommend changing at least every 12 months.

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