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No. 6 cone-shape drip coffee filters -- Are they extinct?

rdt01 Oct 18, 2010 02:42 PM

Hounds, For years I've used a No. 6 cone filter drip coffee maker, the basic heat your water and pour it through your grounds. Now I need a replacement, but cannot find either No. 6 paper filters nor a No. 6 cone in the West Los Angeles area. Did the manufacturers of coffee makers and parts stop making these?

If anyone know where I can find one, please let me know. I'm temporarily (I hope) using a No. 4 Melitta cone and coffee pot for now.

Many thanks for any help.


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  1. ZenSojourner RE: rdt01 Oct 18, 2010 03:19 PM

    Not according to Amazon:




    Ooops, that says unavailable!

    How 'bout this one (scroll down to the cones):


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      rdt01 RE: ZenSojourner Oct 18, 2010 03:54 PM

      Many thanks, ZS. Could not find it at cookware sites. Obviously didn't think broadly enough. My order is placed for the filters and a new No. 6 cone.

      Again, many thanks.

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        ZenSojourner RE: rdt01 Oct 18, 2010 09:55 PM

        NP. Glad you found what you needed.

    2. can_i_try_some RE: rdt01 Oct 18, 2010 04:02 PM

      Heck no! Check out http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmaria...

      Simply one of the best coffee resources online. And the people that run the site are very passionate about coffee and super helpful.

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        iyc_nyc RE: rdt01 Oct 18, 2010 09:39 PM

        I just got a vintage but unused porcelain Melitta No. 6 from eBay. Unfortunately, it has some deep pits despite the seller's reassurance before selling that it didn't.

        I see No. 6's on eBay every so often, but the ones I've seen have all been vintage and almost all used. I'm not sure Melitta makes the No. 6 porcelain anymore, but could be wrong.

        1. John E. RE: rdt01 Oct 18, 2010 10:00 PM

          I have plastic Melittas in both the #2 & #4 size. As I menitoned on another coffee thread, I use a manual drip coffee maker at our place up north (no electricity, I won't turn the generator on for an electric coffee maker) because I hate percolated coffee. Anyway, I found one of those aluminum 'Drip 'O Lator' manual drip coffee pots at a thrift store for $1.80. I have an aunt and uncle that have been using one like that since they got married in 1946.

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            flaggisitic RE: rdt01 May 4, 2014 04:33 PM

            Order them direct from Melitta by the case is the most cost effective way to do it.

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