Frieling Gold Coffee Filter # 4
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- 18/10 Stainless Steel Foil coated with gold tone
- Minuscule openings in filter to allow flavor carriers to pass
- Holds back sediment
- No residue build up and no waste
- No paper filter
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I gave away the Swiss Gold and went back to paper filters, but I'm trying to economize and "go green," so I thought I would try one of these again and just learn to live with the grounds in the pot, or maybe strain them out with a tea strainer when I poured from the carafe or something.
So, I ordered this Frieling Gold Coffee Filter last week, and the holes in it are smaller than on the Swiss Gold. Guess what: NO GROUNDS IN THE POT! NO SLUDGE!
If you use a fine grind, I would guess you MIGHT have some grounds get through, but with a regular, commercial grind, no problems. In the morning, I just want my coffee quick, and I either use commercially prepared regular grind coffee or grind my own on medium.
I have a Krups coffee / espresso "combo" machine.
Submitted by "Mrs. Neighbor John"
The filter fits perfectly in the Bonavita (and presumably other #4 filter holders), and seems to be reasonably sturdy. I alternate washing it by hand and dishwashing (top rack), and it looks as good after three months as it did when new.
As for the grind, I use freshly ground beans, ground on a medium fine setting with a Jura-Capresso 560 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder, Brushed Silver, 8.5-Ounce grinder.
I have not had issues with sludge or coffee that is weak: it has been well brewed every time, perhaps a bit on the strong side. You can easily tell that it's not a paper filter, too: the coffee oils are (slightly) visible in the brewed coffee. If you worry about those, then you should stick with paper.
For the price and quality of the coffee so far, I can recommend it. Cheers!
That said, it is not a paper filter. Some oils will come through to your coffee - if you like a bit of oil/flavor/bitterness in your coffee that is a good thing. If not, you should stick with paper filters. Also, even with the Frieling there will be some fine dust/sediment in the bottom of your mug. I prefer the flavor a gold filter allows to pass into the coffee so I am willing to not drink the bottom 1/4" of my cup. Again if not, you should stick with paper filters.
About 50% of the time, Coffee drains through too fast unless you preform some sort of voodoo ritual and have the grind and water temperature at just the right size-maybe, still not sure what size that should be. Even with a perfect paper filteresque drain, You get a fair amount of sludge in the bottom of the pot.
HOWEVER, its worth it to know we'll never have to worry about running out of or buying filters again, and it makes perfectly drinkable coffee. Though I've got into the British habit of leaving the last 1/4" of liquid at the bottom to avoid the sludge.
Back to paper filters for me.
The Frieling filter had great reviews and I decided to try it out and add to the consensus that this filter is superb.It allows me to filter out the finely grained powder from the tea so that I can enjoy the WHOLE cup I brew. Before I would get close to the end of my mug and swallow clumps of powder (that didn't fully dissolve after 10 min of good simmering), which really ruined the experience but not anymore.
This filter allows me to throw together any combo of ingredients into a small pot and then filter the remnants out without concern, so that I can enjoy every last sip of my tea!!!! Great buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this filter. Wish I had bought more to have as a backup though.Published 6 months ago by mzpiak
The product itself is 5 stars, but the stars are what I would personally rate it based on my experience using it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by baoman
I had to return it after I used it for once. I was really happy to see product like this, but the coffee came out awful. It was so muddy...Published 21 months ago by anne
This is must have it fits the molded plastic peace designed 4 the coffee maker perfectly tap on a paper towel rinse ur ready 2 go! Read morePublished 23 months ago by steveo1
This little item couldn't be more wonderful. No more messy filters to contend with. Just rinse this out, add more coffee and you're set to go. I absolutely love this item.Published 23 months ago by sharont
Met our expectations and arrived promptly. Seems sturdier than our last gold coffee filter. Would never dream of using any other type of filter.Published 23 months ago by Cecily R. Pilzer