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Linen coffee filter

HelgaPataki | Posted in General Discussion on

I have scraps enough for a coffee filter but I have never used or cleaned one before.   After use you would have to dump the wet grinds and wash it.  if I put in a dishwasher would that be okay?  I know you can wash baseball caps/hats in the dishwasher, but would the drains begin clogging like a sink?  anybody else had a bad problem with a linen coffee filter washed in a dishwasher?  any other info I need to know?

 I figure it would be easy to make, all you have to do is trace a paper one and serge all around with a 4 threaded serger.  I doubt if it will require hemming seams again for reinforcement.  any other advice?


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    Washing Linen Coffee Filter In Dishwasher

    I have never washed a ball cap in a dishwasher - my clothes washer does just fine.

    Something this lightweight would most likely get tossed about and could end up clogging the drain.

    Wash by hand.  Soak it in Oxiclean then rinse well before using again.  You may have to soak and rinse several times.

    1. HelgaPataki | | #2

      washing a ballcap

      First I thought it was a joke but the construction crew that I know told me about it.  the cap washes perfectly like brand new.  No grease or sooty stains whatsoever and during the wash and rinse cycles it does it all and it maintains it shape.  you just need to put it in by itself and not with the dishes. well, not with food anyways.   I havent returned to the washing maching for the ballcaps since.

      1. Pattiann42 | | #4

        Washing Ball Caps

        This is why I use OxiClean.  I don't use my dishwasher for anything.  It is just a waste for me.  I can do dishes for two and put them away in about 20 minutes.  And, I don't make as much noise....and I am not going to buy a new DW that is quiet,.  I just don't care for them.

    2. HelgaPataki | | #3

      washing linen coffee filter by hand


      so heres the link, one of many examples found on etsy....

      Thank you for your advice.  I been told baking soda works well too (cheaper, more multipurpose, etible although blahhh yuk ooo that bad taste).  anyways, you just need to empty the grinds and rinse it.  if you have two you can alternate the use, empty it, rinse it in baking soda bath and hang dry on a towel bar.  Ive never used Oxiclean before.  it sounds like it does a lot of things.  thank you again. Im really into making useful stuff so I dont have to keep buying -- ooo those bills never end. 

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