Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

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Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Robbie Britt on Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:21 pm

Those of you that are doing this...What are your methods to ensure I am not thinking about Billy Mays the next time I use my Hario?
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby xristrettox on Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:28 pm

I haven't found a perfect way of cleaning these things yet. I'm almost resolved to using them once and then tossing them. Yeah, it's a dollar a filter, but compare a used one to a rinsed new one.
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby phaelon56 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:55 am

xristrettox wrote:I haven't found a perfect way of cleaning these things yet. I'm almost resolved to using them once and then tossing them. Yeah, it's a dollar a filter, but compare a used one to a rinsed new one.


Have you done that as an A/B blind comparison with a few folks who have finely tuned palates? And if so... what was the result?
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Jim Saborio on Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:50 am

We found that filters left to air-dry have a tendency to pick up "unwholesome vapors" from the air. This translated to an infuriating wet cardboard taint in the cup.

We soak a bit more than a day's supply of filters in HOT water in a quart mason jar with three pinches of Oxyclean (of the free and clear persuasion) overnight. Then we rinse and wring several times and store the filters in the refrigerator in clean water.

From my experience using these filters at home, they last about three weeks if they're used twice daily. It's looking that the same holds true for commercial use.

My method is about seven weeks old, so I'd like to hear what others are doing as well.
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby James Hoffmann on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:25 pm

I tend to use Cafiza to clean mine. I was curious if this was sensible but then I emailed Urnex and it turns out Cafiza was originally developed to clean cloth brewers.

Was a little squeemish about it to start with but I can't rationalise using it daily in my coffee machine but being terrified of it in a different application.
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Mark Inman on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:12 pm

You can always blot it with the ShamWow..those little miracles will clean anything! And unlike Billy Mays, Vince needs the dough for his mounting legal bills.
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Robbie Britt on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:18 pm

Mark Inman wrote:You can always blot it with the ShamWow..those little miracles will clean anything! And unlike Billy Mays, Vince needs the dough for his mounting legal bills.


Iroic that Vince's new product is the Slap Chop :shock:
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Mark Inman on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:14 am

When you have that kind of momentum, you have to run with it....
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby jdavidwaldman on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:04 pm

i know they are comparatively expensive, but that's why i import the cona's - glass, water, coffee, nothing else - no cross-contamination.
... but how does it taste?
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby David LaMont on Mon May 04, 2009 6:48 pm

Has anyone out there had a chance to try these out? Disposable paper siphon filters...

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/imag ... &s=kitchen

They would require rinsing the filters to remove any paper taste, and the small hole in the middle worries me, but they would sure help Billy's bottom line!
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby xristrettox on Tue May 05, 2009 8:17 am

Think I'm going to have to check those out. Thanks David!
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby James Hoffmann on Tue May 05, 2009 3:46 pm

Annoyingly amazon.co.jp won't ship these to the UK.

Off to try and find somewhere that will....
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Jim Saborio on Tue May 05, 2009 8:26 pm

I bought a Hario Nouveau in 2001, and it came with these filters. No worries about that small hole, as the filter assembly fit it fairly tightly. I promptly discontinued their use in favor of a glass rod. I believe at the time I found the paper filtered coffee to be much less flavorful.

That was eight years ago, and while things change I don't think I'd have the intellectual curiosity to track a box of these down for the sake of revisiting coffee science.

I believe I threw an unopened box of 100 of these away fairly recently. I will check the catacombs and report back.
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Matthew P. Williams on Sat May 09, 2009 9:55 am

James Hoffmann wrote:Annoyingly amazon.co.jp won't ship these to the UK.

Off to try and find somewhere that will....


They won't ship them to the US either. Any luck finding a source?
Mmm, juicy. Tastes like juice. Bean juice.
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Re: Using Oxyclean on Cloth Filters

Postby Brent on Sun May 10, 2009 1:14 pm

Matthew P. Williams wrote:
James Hoffmann wrote:Annoyingly amazon.co.jp won't ship these to the UK.

Off to try and find somewhere that will....


They won't ship them to the US either. Any luck finding a source?


see if they will ship to NZ - I can ship to US and UK :lol:
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