Mota Pot Review - Edibles on the Cheap?
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From the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado comes the butter infusing Mota Pot! This American made unit took a full 40 years of testing and perfecting. But can it hold its own? Stay tuned to see! And if you want to see more funky and fun herb related accessories be sure to check out our Fun Stuff section.

Product Pros

  • Neat design
  • Easy instructions
  • Easy cleaning

Product Cons

  • Requires heat
  • Not precise






The Mota Pot Review: Breakdown

Mota Pot upper part

How To

The coolest thing about the Mota Pot is that you can turn 1 stick of butter into an herb-infused delight! The manufacturer guarantees there are no moving parts, and that makes it much easier for us to explain.

The Mota Pot is a stovetop unit. This makes it much different from the type of infuser in the more popular, well-known appliances. However, after less than 10 minutes inside of the pot, you will have a delectably fun butter!

It is the part beforehand that takes the longest time. You have to dry out your herb using the oven. Pre-heat it to 210 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is ready, bake for 15 minutes. Then, up the temperature to 240 and cook for 45 more minutes. Make sure to use about a gram and ground your materials finely!

This process is called decarboxylation. Decarbing is what happens when THC-A is transformed into THC. The cooking in the oven is what removes the A (for acid). This is the same process that occurs when you smoke the raw botanicals.

The pot itself has 2 layers that unscrew. Add ½ cup water along with 1 stick of butter. Now, put the oven-baked flowers in the filter. Cook at medium or medium-low until you hear a burping sound. This takes about 10 minutes.

The final step is to chill the mixture. This allows the butter to settle from the water so you can throw the liquid out.

 Mota Pot back side

Build Quality 

If we should trust anyone with creating a cannabutter maker, it should be Brandon Shepherd. Why? He’s the brain behind Hot Pockets! Not only that, but he is also a food scientist. Lucky for us, that job led him to begin stovetop infusing. Eventually, he started using THC.

The Mota Pot looks like a tea kettle. These are pretty popular these days, so it doesn’t look too conspicuous. However, the logo on one of the sides includes a leaf. It is made of stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about rust or difficult cleaning.

 Mota Pot heating chamber


Overall, the Mota Pot is amazingly convenient and for more than a few reasons. We will cover the most important here. The first is how affordable this device is at only $50USD. It is also extremely easy to buy at and on Amazon.

Anyone that has ever worked with botanical butter knows the pain of straining. It is a messy, time-consuming process. It is also a process that wastes time and materials. Luckily, there is no filtering required with the Mota Pot. Perfect for saving money and time for serious edible makers!

Another awesome thing about this manufacturer is the fact that they make baking mixes, especially for their units. Not to mention the fact that their devices make virtually no smell. This is great for anyone living in an apartment or place with a shared kitchen.

The most inconvenient thing about the Mota Pot is the hour it takes to dry out your weed in the oven. The 10 minutes of simmering is nothing compared to that! Additionally, the smell from the oven is pretty conspicuous so you should be careful where you use it.

Mota Pot parts


You can count on the Mota Pot for consistent results each and every time. It is nice to have the same potency and the same amount with minimal effort. Finally, a way to simply and reliably dose!

You have to do a little bit of math to figure out how many milligrams are in your butter. If your herb is 15%, you use 5 grams of herbs, and the extraction rate is around 70%, then what is the final mg of the butter? The whole thing will end up being 560mg.

However, there are more potent ways to extract the good stuff. The only reason the Mota Pot isn’t as effective is due to the fact that the cooking time is much less than other methods available. The best ways to get the highest potency are by using machines such as the MagicalButter and LEVO Oil Infuser.

If you are doing this for personal use, you will be happy with the results. If you want to make large volumes of cannabutter, you may be disappointed and annoyed with the individual sized results.


Overall, we found the Mota Pot to be an affordable way to make your own edibles. However, be aware the efficiency is around 70 percent to 80 percent. That means you are still wasting some potency, but not nearly as much as if you were to just smoke your herb.

If you are interested in edible making machines, be sure to check out our review of the famous Magical Butter Machine. Or leave a comment letting us know what other herbal extraction devices you would like us to check out.

About The Author

Sarah Rodgers is a professional blog writer and herb enthusiast. When she is away from the desk Sarah can be found hiking, camping, or anything outdoorsy along with her trusty vaporizer. When in nature she feels a closer connection with the Earth and with herself.

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