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Old 02-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #21
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I sometimes see both colours available at the supermarket. Last pack, I had to go to the health food store to get the unbleached ones.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #22
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Years back, over my wife's objections, I bought about 1200 Melitta unbleached paper cone filters. We grind enough coffee daily for 4 to 8 cups and use 1 to 2 filters per day.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #23
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So many questions and so many smart aleck comments running through my head whilst reading this thread. I'm being good though, not going to start any kind of stuff today.

I have a crapload of both types of filters floating around my house. I typically bought the bleached filters because I could get them uber cheap at Costco. Any unbleached filters are the leftovers from when Mom moved into assisted living. I use neither one for coffee at the moment as my Keurig is doing the job just fine and it has a tiny little meshy thing.
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Rinsing coffee grounds down the kitchen sink is a recipe for disaster.
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Rinsing coffee grounds down the kitchen sink is a recipe for disaster.
Why?
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:33 PM   #26
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Rinsing coffee grounds down the kitchen sink is a recipe for disaster.
Been doing it for decades, both with had without a food waste disposer. Never had an issue. I stopped throwing grounds in the trash because of the smell they generate.

You can dump coffee grounds down the drain or in the trash whether you use a metal mesh filter or a paper one. You seemed to be equating a metal coffee filter with roto-rooter issues.
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My mother swore by putting coffee grounds down the drain. She said they absorbed grease and help keep the drains running well. When someone told her that their plumber said not to do that, she replied, "What do you expect? He makes more money if you don't do it."
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Rinsing coffee grounds down the kitchen sink is a recipe for disaster.
I never put anything down the drain that can be more easily thrown in the trash. I'd rather go to a bit extra labor taking out trash than pay the drain man. I'm not buying the story about the grounds cleaning the fat. I avoid putting fat down the drain too, although at least lye helps clean fat clogs, but does nothing for coffee grounds.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #29
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Coffee grinds are acidic. Acid and brass do not go well together.
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Coffee grinds are acidic. Acid and brass do not go well together.
Not a lot of brass in plumbing these days. Besides, lots of acidic items go down the drain and no one has issued warnings on them.
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