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How to Clean Gold Mesh Coffee Filters

Updated February 21, 2017

A mesh coffee filter is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional paper versions. Mesh coffee filters, which are made of stainless steel, are durable and reusable. Some stainless steel filters are plated with gold-tone metal, or even 23-karat gold. Mesh coffee filters may brew a more flavourful pot of coffee by allowing more of the beans' oils to pass through. On a daily basis, simply rinse the filter under running water. To remove build-up due to coffee bean oil and mineral deposits, soak the filter in a vinegar solution.

Remove used coffee grounds by shaking the upside down mesh filter over a garbage can.

Rinse the empty filter under warm running tap water to remove leftover grounds.

Fill a medium glass bowl with a solution of two parts warm water to one part white vinegar.

Place the mesh filter in the vinegar solution and allow it to soak for 30 minutes.

Remove the filter from the vinegar solution and rinse it under warm tap water.

Place the filter upside down on a clean towel and allow it to air dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium bowl
  • Solution of two parts water to one part white vinegar
  • Towel
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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.