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.
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!
This filter's mesh is excellent quality allowing for a coffee that is the most suitable to my taste. It fits perfectly in the basket on my coffee maker. There will be some particulates in the bottom of your coffee cup as the result of finely ground coffee, but it has not been a problem for me.
My opinion is that this product produces a better tasting coffee without the residual taste of paper filters. There is also some economic benefit from not having to purchase filters continually. This filter should last for years if it is handled properly. I knock off the most of the grounds for compost or trash then rinse out the remaining grounds. I never scrub or use a brush as this would probably reduce the integrity of the fine metal mesh.
Back to paper filters for me.
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I love this filter. Wish I had bought more to have as a backup though.Published 12 months ago by mzpiak
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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 on May 8, 2014 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 on March 18, 2014 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 on March 18, 2014 by sharont