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Cilio Porcelain No. 2 Filter Holder

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Price: $16.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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No. 2
  • Made of fire-proof hard porcelain
  • Holds standard #2 paper or mesh filter
  • Loop handle for easy placement
  • 5.5-inch diameter by 4.5-inch high
  • Dishwasher safe
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Cilio Porcelain No. 2 Filter Holder + Cone Coffee Filter #2 - Natural Brown 100 Count
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Product Details

Size: No. 2
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002CX2UCO
  • Item model number: C105162
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,417 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: No. 2

Brew the old-fashioned-way - for better flavor

porcelain filter holders in 3 sizes

For a superior cup of coffee, brew it fresh: Simply place a filter* inside these porcelain filter holders and place it atop a coffee pot, insulated server, or mug. Manual brewing brings out a clean, smooth flavor as it takes out the harshness of certain coffees.

It's easy:

    1. Rinse filter holder with hot water.
    2. Set atop of coffee pot, insulated server or mug.
    3. Place filter inside holder.
    4. Add ground coffee (medium to fine grind). Per 5 fl. oz. cup, use 0.3 oz freshly ground coffee.
    5. Starting in the center, pour a small amount of the pre-heated and pre-measured water in a circular motion over the ground coffee until the surface is wet.
    6. Wait for 30 seconds to let the coffee "bloom", then slowly add the remaining hot water.
    7. Total brew time should be between 2-3 minutes.

    Made of fire-proof hard porcelain.

    * The smallest filter holder accommodates a cone filter #2, medium #4, large #6. You may use paper or mesh cone filters, but for the purest taste sensation, we recommend Frieling's permanent foil filters (gold tone or 23 karat gold plate), also available at Amazon.



    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    It makes a great cup of coffee.
    Karen Bliss
    For good robust coffee it's important to "bloom" the grounds first by pouring just a drizzle of hot water over them and waiting for about 30 seconds.
    Kristin
    The No. 2 filter fits well with about 1/2 inch from the top of the filter to the top of the filter holder.
    Nelson G.

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    287 of 290 people found the following review helpful By Rita Buhk on August 26, 2010
    Size Name: No. 4
    Well, first off, let me say that I'm happy with this purchase. The cone is solidly constructed and appears to be high-quality. The handle is not "linguini thin" as one reviewer said. It is normal, by my standards (I was pleasantly surprised). It is not made in USA however, as the headline/name suggests. It is a German product. No biggie--still a well-manufactured item.

    One reviewer commented that the drain hole is too large, and they get weak coffee. Please look online to see how to make coffee using a filter cone. I've been using filter cones for years (the yucky plastic kind until I got my ceramic cone!) and this is my method: run water through the paper filter first. Put coffee (plenty) into paper filter/cone. Now this is imperative--pour just a tablespoon or two of hot water onto the grounds. Wait. Let the coffee "bloom" for at least 30 seconds. One minute is better. Then slowly pour more water in.

    Okay that's my review. Cheers and happy coffee drinking!
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    199 of 206 people found the following review helpful By Terrie on January 7, 2010
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    I had a difficult time comparing this to the HIC version that's significantly cheaper. I ended up getting both, and this one is the one I'll keep. I've uploaded some product photos to help others make the comparison.

    - Weight and thickness: the HIC is significantly heavier and thicker than the Frieling Cilio. I like the lighter weight of this one.

    - Number of drain holes: HIC has three, Frieling Cilio has one larger one. No noticeable difference in draining time.

    - Outer diameter of bottom rim: this is the ring that helps keeps the filter holder in place on your carafe. Frieling Cilio has a smaller diameter (2 7/16") vs. HIC (2 3/4"). My carafe opening diameter is also 2 3/4" which makes the HIC very awkward and unsteady. Your carafe needs to have a larger diameter opening than the bottom rim on the filter holder.

    Small differences, but they add up. I like the Frieling Cilio much better; it's worth the extra cost.
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    65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Grand Shopper on August 27, 2009
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    I bought size six and LOVE it. Just what I needed. I wanted to get away from heated plastic. And this is just the ticket. It's hard porcelain. Shiny and white. Makes great coffee with a number 6 paper filter. Yes, yes. You must use a paper filter. But paper is not plastic; and I was trying to get away from plastic. Great product.
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    45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Ms.F on November 12, 2011
    Size Name: No. 2 Verified Purchase
    I bought this after reading the generally favorable reviews and thought I'd come back and address some of the common issues:

    1. The drain rate on the No. 2 filter holder (and presumably the rate on the other size holders with one drainage hole)-- I have plastic Melittas with both one and three holes, and both drain at a good rate (not too slow, yet not so fast as to result in weak coffee). This holder has one hole, and the drain rate is the same as my plastic models-- just fine.

    2. The holder handle is sufficient for the weight of the holder-- I didn't find it too thin or at all unstable.

    3. The box the holder came in screams "Asia", but it has German words on it. Nowhere does it say either "Made in China" nor "Made in Germany". I can only hope that I haven't traded my BPAs for a lead glaze. :)

    4. Because porcelain is more slippery than plastic, the filters don't stay put so well in the holder despite the inside ridges. This isn't really a problem, and the filter drops to the bottom once you put the coffee in.

    5. My holder had no deformities or glaze imperfections.

    I miss being able to "tap-tap-tap" the plastic holder on the top of my coffee cup to get the coffee back into the center of it after having one cup. I always add a little more coffee and use the filter again for my second cup. I can't do this with porcelain because of the break-factor. The holder is also more slippery on the top of certain cups. All in all I think it's still worth it, assuming this thing is made with food-safe glaze.

    Bonus! I bought the No.2 size holder to make single cups, but I learned long ago to buy (Melitta) #4 filters for the No. 2 holder. These stick up over the top and are easier to handle and also absorb a little of the water and prevent some spillage of grounds into your cup if you get careless or overzealous pouring. The base size is the same as the #2 filter-- they're just taller.
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    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jan H. on September 5, 2013
    Size Name: No. 4 Verified Purchase
    When I received this item, I was a bit puzzled as it had 4 holes and a sticker on the bottom that said "HIC China". Some research shows that what I received was actually the HIC Porcelain Filter Cone which is available through Amazon for $2 or $3 less than this item. What I received looks well make and I feel it will do a good enough job but looking at other recent reviews of the Cilio Cone, I think others are also receiving the wrong item as they are describing a cup made in China with 4 holes instead of 1 hole. Maybe they just haven't figured out yet they were sent the wrong item. I feel bad about the one star rating but I think it important to grab perspective buyer's attention that they may not get what they are ordering. The HIC brand may well be fine but order it on it's page and save $2 or $3.

    EDIT to add: The box this holder was packed in was marked with the brand Cillo but the sticker on the holder itself said "HIC".
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    57 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Charles G. VINE VOICE on March 18, 2011
    Size Name: No. 4 Verified Purchase
    I got tired of replacing the Mr. Coffee coffee makers I would buy every 4 years when they broke, and went looking for something that was easy to use, never broke, was easy to clean, and had no plastic to leach chemicals into my hot coffee. This is it.

    It's well made, has not given me any problems, and makes the best cup of coffee. It is to be used with a paper cone filter. It hols the filter, but doesn't replace a filter.

    First, which size should you choose? Multiply the "number" by 4 and that's about how many ounces of coffee you can make at one time. #4 makes about 16 ounces. You can make less of course, but note that the #6 is going to be very big and much heavier than the #4. Also note that the #6 filters aren't everywhere like the #2 and #4. However, you CAN put a smaller paper filter in, though the capacity will be that of the smaller filter. So you can buy a #6 and put in a #2 filter and make 8 ounces of coffee.

    Now, how is it that your local coffee shop's coffee is so much better than yours at home? Here are the secrets that they use but you don't. First, they grind their coffee a little courser than you would. Second, they use a lot of coffee per cup: 1.5 scoops. But the thing that really stands out is the fact that their filters are HUGE, so the water sits in the grounds for a lot longer than your Mr. Coffee and that pulls a lot more flavor out.

    So how can you get exactly the same results? Here's how I do it. It sounds complicated but it's very easy and very fast. And you can buy fairly inexpensive coffee and it still tastes great.

    Use 1.25 scoops per # of your filter. #4 filter: 4 x 1.25 = 5 scoops. Grind it coarser than you should for a cone filter, by about a full number on the grinder.
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