Has anyone tried using an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner on these filters? It seems they cannot be completely unclogged/cleaned using traditional methods. I’ve tried the soap finger message, which doesn’t do much, except contaminate with soap the organic material that lingers, and that’s no more unclogged than just water and fingers. I also tried my ultrasonic toothbrush, which was a little bit better at removing clogs. But I don’t want to wear out my toothbrush cleaning my coffee filter. I would have to buy an ultrasonic cleaner, the cheapest being about $35USD. The AeroPress only costs $32…
My disc (fine) clogged in concentric circles (based on grid of the filter cap). Tried soaking, tried boiling, tried soaking in vinegar, tried using kitchen sink hose/spray head as “power washer”, tried all above in conjunction w/ scullery brush. NOTHING would get it clean.
THEN I tried my electric tooth brush. New (dedicated) head, filter supported on damp washcloth on kitchen counter, spray off w/ hose/spray head between “scrubs”. Eureka!
Works w/ or w/o soap. Got every little hole clear again. Doesn’t take long, do NOT have to do it every time you use, and is the end of a SEVERE aggravation.
Hope this ends someone else’s frustration.
am wondering, would white vinegar keep our filters clear and keep holes from clogging up, if left to soak there? This would apply to the cone as well as the disc filters? Thanks!
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I’m really having trouble getting the holes around the top of the filter clean.
Once you get some dried coffee bits in there no amount of cleaning will dislodge them.
I’ve soaked it in hot water for hours to no avail, the next step is maybe a pressure washer? Any tips would be appreciated.