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What can I use as a coffee filter?

I'm out of coffee filters. I use the number #4 filters, NOT basket style. Is there something I can use in place of it or do I have to wake up everybody and drag them down to the store? Answers much appreciated! Like right now! :))

Had to edit twice. See? I need my coffee...lol

 
Autumn07

Asked by Autumn07 at 8:17 AM on Sep. 8, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (14)
  • Paper towels will work if they're the super absorbent thick-as-cloth kind. Cheaper ones will fall apart and leave paper flecks in your coffee. A pair of pantyhose willwork if you tape the edges of it to the receptacle so it doesn't get scrunched down into an ineffective ball when the water pours over it. 've been desperate before, bet you can tell.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:03 AM on Sep. 9, 2013

  • Paper towels.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:23 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Not tp- it would dissolve. How about an old (clean) undershirt or pillowcase you can cut up into a filter.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:28 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • I've used paper towels or a heavy paper napkin when I was desperate
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 8:28 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Paper towels will work if they are of decent quality. Do you have any new knee high nylons or something like that? I really don't know. We buy those gold mesh filters so we don't have to buy paper filters anymore.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:18 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • I've used paper towels before. They worked fine in a pinch but I wouldn't use them often.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 9:52 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Paper towel
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 11:14 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • I've never used anything other than filters, you can come here and I'll share my coffee with you lol.
    GarysWife1991

    Answer by GarysWife1991 at 8:21 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Toilet paper
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Yeah I saw that too anon. I just can't imagine being desperate enough to use toilet paper. I'd rather go grab a cup at McDonalds or something. When you do go to the store for more filters you might consider picking up some instant coffee that doesn't require a filter as a back up.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:29 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

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