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laytonga 01-15-2013 02:15 PM

Muslin in place of cheesecloth??
 
Hi,

It seems cheesecloth is kinda pricey. Has anyone used muslin cloth as a reusable substitute? Does it work ok? Any drawbacks?

Why Muslin is the Better Cheesecloth - Viet World Kitchen

Thanks,

Greg

Dawgluver 01-15-2013 02:29 PM

I don't see why you couldn't. Old fashioned jelly bags are made of muslin. Folks also use clean tea and flour sack towels for straining stuff. As long as they're clean, why not?

Interesting website, BTW. Thanks!

Andy M. 01-15-2013 03:06 PM

I use men's handkerchiefs.

DaveSoMD 01-15-2013 03:14 PM

If you use muslin you should wash it first. Many times muslin and other fabrics have a sizing in them.

CharlieD 01-15-2013 03:24 PM

I use women's stockings. All together why do you ask us, the link you provide has a raving reviws of the fabric.

laytonga 01-15-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks all. I think I will go get some and try it.

Zereh 01-15-2013 05:18 PM

I generally use flour-sack towels instead of cheesecloth.

Alex-Peter 01-20-2013 04:55 PM

I agree with you Zereh you can use a flour-sack towels instead of cheesecloth. :)

Snip 13 01-21-2013 08:58 AM

I use muslin and I wash it before and after use. Works fine.

laytonga 01-22-2013 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snip 13 (Post 1231170)
I use muslin and I wash it before and after use. Works fine.

Thanks for all of the info. I will give it a try.


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