This 4 cup permanent mesh coffee filter has mesh on the sides as well as on the bottom unlike some reusable filters that have mesh only on the sides but plastic at the bottom.
It is a basket filter designed for coffee makers with capacity of 2-5 cups, but before you order this, make sure it does fit in well in your own coffee maker and is the propter size and design for it.
As a permanent filter you spare the mess and expenses of paper filters, but you'll still have to clean this one unlike paper filters that you can just toss out in the bin. Too bad; this is the downside of reusable coffee filters.
It is worth to note that some people complaint that the taste of the coffee with this filter is too weak as opposed to coffee brewed with paper filters.
It might be because of the speed the water gets through the coffee with not sufficient time to extract enough of the coffee flavors.
I heard suggestions to use a finer grind that may possibly help make a stronger coffee. But finer grinds perhaps may find an easier way through the filter into the coffee and cause more residue of coffee particles to sit at the bottom of the pot.
Otherwise, the filter works well and has the usual advantages of permanent filters.
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This one is a Mr. coffee reusable filter for a 4 cup coffee maker, reportedly working fine for the Mr. Coffee coffeemakers of this capacity and likely other brands too; as usual, double check before hand to make sure it works for your particular coffee brewing devise.
According to advertisments it should fit the following Mr.Coffee coffee machine models:
DR4 DRX5 SP3 EC5 AR4 AD4 BL5 BL4 SPX3 NL4 NLX5.
It's priced at about $12 at the time of this writing on Amazon's site.
It works great, does the job as a permanent coffee-filter with a flat base.
Be aware, the bottom is of plastic. Some people would like this idea; others would object.
Pay attention, too, that this filter does not include a handle.
Expect some coffee sludge to get through to the bottom of your carafe, as is the case with other reusable coffee filters. Too bad; if this is to bothersome to you, perhaps stick to paper-filters.
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This Mr. Coffee basket gold tone coffee filter is a good permanent filter that, according to the product description I have read at Amazon's site, fits most 10-12 cup coffee makers and is dishwasher safe.
If you like to replace your paper filters for a permanent filter, this gold coffee filter is a good alternative and fits 10 and 12 cup Mr. coffee coffeemakers and Hamilton Beach, as well as other models.
However, before you buy make sure indeed that it fits your model, or you may wind up with a filter that does not work with your coffee machine.
This filter, if you care to know, is actually not a Mr. Coffee filter, but another brand, that is, however, the same as the Mr. Coffee filter of this kind, according to what I have read.
One point that is important to stress here is that this permanent coffee filter is made of mesh at its sides, but it solid plastic at the bottom. If you don't like to use plastic filter for whatever reason, this one does have plastic.
As per the quality of the coffee, some people reason that the solid plastic bottom actually makes a better brew slowing down the water stream through the grounds and thus picking up more of the flavors around the way. I leave this point for you to judge and comment.
Another thing that I think you would like to know is that this item currently (at the time of this writing) sells at Amazon's site for approximately $10. However, you can get reusable coffee filters like this at a store such as Target for much cheaper, perhaps half this price.
Finally, some people complain that the reusable filter causes their coffee to overflow and create a mess in their coffee machine and on their counter-top, no to mention the grounds that get into their coffee wasting the whole pot.
Well, I'm not sure the reusable coffee filters are to blame. Perhaps it's the coffee machine that may need to be cleaned (decalficied; you can use vinegar and rinse with water) for the water to flow better down the to the pot.
Some folks suggest that fine grinds contribute to this problem and adjusting to a coarser grind may improve it. Frankly, I don't really know. I would appreciate your own comment and suggestion in this regard.
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CAUTION! This is in fact a good permanent cofee filter, but it IS misleading. It is (at least at the time of this writing) advertised as an 8-12 cup filter, but this actually is not suited for brewing 12 or even 10 cups of coffee.
It should be used just for about 6 cups of coffee (about 6 tablespoons, that is).
Don't be tempted to use it with your 10 cup Bun coffee maker or 12 cup coffee makers, nor for Mr. Coffee 12 cup coffee makers, or other brands with high capacity, for that matter.
The water may badly overflow the filter and create just one big mess, and you’ll have sludge in your cup of coffee.
Besides, I can’t stress this enough: before you buy a permanent filter make sure in advance that it does fit the coffee maker model that you intend to use it with. It may not be the right fit and size for your coffeemaker.
This said, it is still a good permanent coffee-filter and will make your life easier if you are fed up with paper coffee filters.
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