Substitute Coffee Filter in a Pinch

Run out of coffee filters for your coffeemaker? Don't worry. Just use a doubled paper towel in it's place. Works great.

By Robin

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Substitute Coffee Filter in a Pinch

Another great tip:

At Wal-mart they have those gold filters to fit any coffee machine. You pay about $5 for one and it lasts you forever. You not only save money in the long run, but paper and you never have to worry about running out of coffee filters. (01/31/2005)

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By MrsCatherine

Substitute Coffee Filter in a Pinch

You don't want to use printed paper towels for this. The dye chemicals go right into your coffee cup. (02/05/2005)

By Diamondee

Substitute Coffee Filter in a Pinch

I tried the paper towels. It worked great. Thanks a lot. (12/14/2005)

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Substitute Coffee Filter in a Pinch

It tasted gross. I used Bounty and still have the paper towel taste in my mouth. I don't know how much bleach and other chemicals they use, but it is a bad idea to use paper towels. (05/05/2008)

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Substitute Coffee Filter in a Pinch

Yeah, okay do not do this with napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, or anything like that. The prints contain trace amounts of cyanide and other chemicals.

A better idea is to use cheesecloth, if you have any, folded over itself a few times. A metal mesh strainer (very fine) can be used. Last, but not least, you can put the coffee directly in the hot water, let it simmer (like tea) and then carefully pour the coffee off, leaving the grounds behind. (08/24/2008)

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