I'm so glad you asked the question about the moka pot odor. I too have noted this. I think its less in a stainless steel than in an aluminum one. I also think it may have something to do with the gasket. I too have tried baking soda, took everything apart, simple green, bleach based bathroom cleaner, etc. Its tolerable in the stainless steel, and the simple green seemed to help-but it does cause me to only use the moka pot minimally. There is zero residue in my pot-so I have little understanding of where the taste/smell comes from. Dean De Crisce, MD Special Treatment Unit 8 Production Way Avenel, NJ 07302 Cell: 310-980-8715 This email, including any attachments, may be intended soley for the personal and confidential use of the sender and recipient(s) named above. This message may include protected information and, as such, is not a public document. If you have received this email in error, do not review, transmit, retain, or utilize the information in any manner. Please notify the sender by return e-mail and delete the message.