Moka pots are a classic and affordable way to make espresso-like coffee at home, but not all of them are compatible with induction cooktops.
After some research, I have narrowed down the top contenders that provide the perfect balance of functionality, durability, and affordability. And all of them are certified to work with an induction hob.
– If you’re looking for the largest induction moka pot capacity, it’s 12-cup size by Easyworkz Diego.
– Alternatively, if you want the smallest induction moka pot, the Bialetti Moka Induction 2-cup is a great fit.
Moka pots listed below are all for induction stovetops, but they’re not exclusively used with induction hobs. They will also work on gas and eletric hobs.
The Bialetti Venus is a stainless steel moka pot that has been rising in popularity due to its durable design, ease of use and cleaning and full range of compatibility.
It comes in a variety of sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. It is also dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean up after use, but it’s not recommended that you place it in the washer. Bialetti recommends hand washing only.
The Cuisinox Roma is another great option for anyone looking for a moka pot that can be used on an induction stove. It is made of stainless steel and has a classic design that every one loves in a moka pot.
It also has a heat-resistant handle that makes it safe and easy to handle. It is available in a 4-cup, 6-cup and 10-cup capacity.
One of my favorite things about the Cuisinox Roma is that it includes a moka pot reducer (or divider) which allows you to make half a moka pot instead of full capacity.
The Alessi Pulcina Espresso Maker is a unique and stylish moka pot that is perfect for anyone looking for something a little different. This moka pot is made from high-quality aluminum and has a unique shape that is designed to enhance the aroma and flavor of your espresso.
Although the Pulcina is made of aluminum, Alessi made a version with a magnetic base to make it induction ready.
Related: Is Alessi Better than Bialetti?
This GROSCHE Milano is a solid moka pot with a nice modern design. It’s made from stainless steel and has a cool design that is not similar to other pots.
This model is available in 6-cup and 10-cup capacity. It is designed to work on any type of stove, including induction. And it is dishwasher safe.
Related: Grosche vs Bialetti
Bialetti Moka Induction
This model is an great pick for fans of Bialetti’s Moka Express. It has a similar classic design but was made especially to work with induction hobs.
This model is available in sizes 2-cups, 4-cups and 6-cups. And in two colors: red or black.
Easyworkz Diego Stovetop Espresso Maker
This is a great option for anyone looking for a budget-friendly moka pot that can be used on an induction stove. It is made of stainless steel and has a lovely design.
This is another model that includes a reducer that you can use to make half a pot, which I really appreciate. It’s also dishwasher safe.
Available in capacities 4-cup, 6-cup, 10-cup and 12-cup.
BonVIVO Intenca Stovetop Espresso Maker
This model is available in 6-up or 4-cup capacity, and in three colors: steel, red or copper. Although I would not recommend the colored versions because as noted by many customers, the colored finish tends to peel off after a while.
The Bialetti Musa is another stainless steel Moka pot that is designed to work on induction cooktops. It works the same as the Venus, but with slight design variation.
Available Sizes: 2-cup, 4-cup, 6-cup and 10-cup
Available Colors: Stainless steel
Bialetti Brikka Induction
This is the induction version of the famous Bialetti Brikka, which is the only moka pot designed to create thick crema coffee. This model is hard to find in the US, but is available directly from Bialetti European site.
Related: Brikka vs Moka Express
Model with the Largest Capacity
I understand the importance of having a large capacity Moka pot, especially when it comes to serving multiple cups of coffee.
After some extensive research, I have found that the largest capacity available in the market is 12 cups. However, finding a 12-cup stainless steel moka pot that is compatible with induction hobs wasn’t easy. The options are limited, but they’re there!
Easyworkz Diego has a 12-cup capacity moka pot that is induction ready, that means it makes up to 18 oz of coffee. This can be used as multiple servings or for someone who wants to fill a large cup. It’s just important to note that 12-cups means tiny espresso cups and not full cups.
The second capacity available is 10-cup, which is available from Bialetti Venus and Cuisinox Roma.
Model with Smallest Capacity
The smallest induction moka pot you can get is the 2-cup Bialetti Moka Induction, which serves 4 oz of coffee.
Overall, don’t pay much attention to the number of cups written on the moka pot’s label. Decide how many ounces per serving you need.
All moka pots measure their servings per 2 oz capacity. So 6-cups means 12 oz, 10-cups means 20 oz and so on.
How To Choose an Induction Moka Pot
The most important factor you are looking for here is that the moka pot works on an induction hob. This is true to all four picks listed above! All of them work on induction hobs as well as other hobs like gas or electric.
If you want to double-check, always look for the Induction symbol pictured above.
Pick the Right Size
Now you want to pick the CORRECT SIZE for your daily use. Why? Because when you make moka pot coffee, you’ll want to make the full pot capacity.
There’s a way of half-filling a moka pot, but it’s bit of a hassle, and the correct way to brew a pot is to brew the full capacity.
To understand moka pot sizes, Bialetti’s measurement is 1 cup = 2 oz. Which means, 6-cup capacity moka pot will brew 12 oz of coffee. So to get the true capacity of each moka pot, multiply the cup size by 2.
Last but certainly not least is the design. You have two options here:
- The Classical designs like the Moka Induction and Brikka Induction, which combines aluminum with stainless steel and have the octagon shaped design (the top part, at least).
- or the modern design, like the Venus and Musa. These have full stainless steel construction and look more sleek than the aluminum counterparts.
Whichever design you choose, it won’t affect the taste of your coffee. They all brew coffee the same way.
Can an Induction Moka Pot Be Used on Gas or Electric Stove?
You might wonder if you can use an induction Moka pot on a gas or electric stove. The answer is yes, Induction moka pots can work on any stove top. So getting a stainless steel moka pot that is induction ready is more versatile than an aluminum one, as it can be used on all types of stoves. An aluminum moka pot, on the other can’t, will work on most stove tops except for induction.