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What is a good substitute for coffee filters?

i have run out of coffee filters and so i have been using toilet paper as filters. Everynow and then i find tiny white particles but as long as i am saving money i don't think it will hurt me.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I use Maxi pads when I'm out of filters. I just keep forgetting not to use ones that have been used.

    (This is on the same level as using toilet paper)

    Make sure you dry the toilet paper out if it's used, but otherwise it's fine to use toilet paper. Just pick the particles out of your coffee.

    Answer by lowencope at 1:21 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I would think a paper towel would be better.

    Answer by mompam at 10:26 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • cheese cloth or a very thin material that you can wash after use?

    Answer by wildwiccan83 at 10:29 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • They also make metal filters that are about $4 a piece and last for a long time (I've had mine over a year and I'm sure it'll be years before I need a new one). I personally think with the price of toilet paper/paper towels/napkins you're still better off buying filters. I understand using them if you tun out, but probably not as a way to save money. Also I'm not sure how well toilet paper would really filter it unless it's pretty thick toilet paper.

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 10:31 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I too was going to suggest paper towel. However cheesecloth would be good too since it can be reused.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 10:32 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Paper towel.

    It happens to the best of us... :)

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:36 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My Mom being a single parent of 3 children had to improvise sometimes. She took a paper towel and seperated (it's actually two sheets) and used that, she said you just had to make sure to not use printed paper towels!

    Answer by kamsmommy17 at 10:54 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • When I used to make coffee regularly (I dont anymore), I bought a reusable filter at the dollar store. So, yeah, for a dollar you can have lint free coffee!

    Answer by lisa89j at 11:04 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Napkins work great too... and they are about the right size!

    Answer by kamore at 11:23 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My mom would use a paper towel. I have a Kenmore coffee maker and do not need to use coffee filters. It came with a special insert.

    Answer by batjmom at 11:27 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

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