It Wasn’t Fitting For A Reason
If you have ever made a cup of coffee on your own, ( I know, who makes their own coffee anymore?) and have gotten frustrated by the fact that your coffee filter never really sits snugly inside the coffee machine- trust me, you aren’t alone. Whether it’s the filter protruding out of the top- making it hard to close, or just that it leans to one side so that the coffee grinds spill out into the machine; there is one important thing many of us have not been doing that would solve all these problems, and you won’t believe how simple it is. (Continued Below)
If you take a look at your cone shaped coffee filter, you’ll notice that on one side there is a textured edge that runs the length of the side. Well apparently, there is an actual purpose to the element other than being just a distinguishing feature, and the purpose is displayed prominently on the box (for those of you that do things like read directions).
The Huffington Post explains, “According to the box, which we have now read extensively, the “double crimped” edges are there for extra support so the filter doesn’t burst while it brews your coffee. Folding the sides makes your filter more durable and BONUS: it makes the filter actually fit into the coffee maker.”
The end results should look something along these lines, which certainly makes sense.
Try this out next time and let us know if this saves you a bit of headache.
Article: Huffington Post