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Thread: Wanting to go paperless - opinions appreciated

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    Wanting to go paperless - opinions appreciated

    Hi Guys,

    I use a V60 for pour over and love it. I was about to buy some more paper filters but when I actually worked out the longer-term costs (in addition to environmental issues) I realised I'm probably better off with a reusable metal filter. I use 3 filters/day and at the cheapest that I could find that's still about $100/yr. Even the more expensive Able Kone is only $80. So I'm tossing up between that and a Hario Cafeor (about 1/2 the price).

    What are the pros and cons? I'm ok with there being more cleaning involved with the metal filter. Is there more sediment? - I'm assuming it won't completely filter all the grounds like a paper one will.

    What are the befits of the Able Kone over something like the Hario Cafeor? Want to understand why it's worth twice the price if they do the same job.

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    Paul

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    Wanting to go paperless - opinions appreciated

    My local has some kinda metallic looking fabric reusable filters. Was planning to pick one up to try when I run out of paper.

    I picked up the display one to have a look and it was surprisingly rigid (down boy...). Don't know anything else about them tbh, but they tend to only stock good stuff that works... $20 or so rings a bell...

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    Flatex stainless mesh filters are another option to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otago View Post
    Flatex stainless mesh filters are another option to consider.
    That rings a bell

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    Thanks Otago - that does look interesting.
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    Just a thought, but why don't you wash the paper filters out and re-use them? They'll handle some gentle, repeated cleaning and drying before you have to chuck them out.
    Last edited by Lovey; 23rd February 2017 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Additional info

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by Lovey View Post
    Just a thought, but why don't you wash the paper filters out and re-use them? They'll handle some gentle, repeated cleaning and drying before you have to chuck them out.
    ...because they aren't gross enough the first time around?

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