Coffee is a must for people in the morning, including me. Most of us just use a regular old drip coffee pot that sits on the counter. But some of us want an espresso but don’t have space or money for an espresso machine. If this is you, it is highly likely you have a mocha pot, or what some call a stovetop espresso and you are wondering, will my mocha pot work on my induction range.

Most Mocha Pots are Aluminum

There is both good news and bad news when it comes to using a mocha pot with your induction range. Most of the mocha pot I have found is made out of aluminum. Aluminum will not work directly on an induction range since aluminum is non-magnetic which is what your induction range needs to work.

So that is the bad news. Now the good news. A lot of people have certain pieces of cookware that can not be easily substituted so manufacturers have made a device that allows you to use non-magnetic items on your induction cooktop.

Induction Adapter for your Mocha Pot

So if you see the item below, you will see this is what is called a diffuser plate. Essentially it is a piece of magnetic stainless steel.

What you will see is this turns your induction cooktop into a normal electric cooktop where the surface heats up. What happens is the induction range heats up that piece of stainless steel, you then place your mocha pot on top of it. I am not going to pretend it is the most efficient thing in the world but if you are like me and need your stovetop espresso, then this is what you will need to do.

Induction Compatible Mocha Pot

The good news is they are coming out with new mocha pots that will work on an induction range. If you are interested, here is one below.

I will admit I have not tried this yet but it is on my list of products to try but the reviews look fantastic. As I am writing this I have moved out of my old condo and now have gas but will be buying a portable induction range to try these out in the future.