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toppity
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Posted Sun Mar 29, 2009, 1:51pm
Subject: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

Hi,

I'm looking at trying out a vacuum coffee maker.  I noticed an old Silex model on e-bay, but it doesn't have a filter.  Is it possible to buy filters separately that would fit?  I've seen references to glass filters that sell for approx $45.00.  Are these universal?   As you can tell from my post, I'm just starting out in this quest for information  ;)  

I've read the FAQ on vacuum brewers on this site, but I'm still unclear.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted Sun Mar 29, 2009, 4:58pm
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Do a search on ebay for Cory Glass Filter Rod.  I was able to find two; one for $6 the other for $7, including shipping.
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Posted Sun Mar 29, 2009, 5:19pm
Subject: Re: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

toppity Said:

Hi,

I'm looking at trying out a vacuum coffee maker.  I noticed an old Silex model on e-bay, but it doesn't have a filter.  Is it possible to buy filters separately that would fit?  I've seen references to glass filters that sell for approx $45.00.  Are these universal?   As you can tell from my post, I'm just starting out in this quest for information  ;)  

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Silex use a unique filter.  I wouldn't go for a Cory but instead, pick up the spring loaded base one.  You can pick one up on eBay, intermittently, for $10-$15 http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Filters/SilexLoxIn.jpg  If you can't find one, drop me a note off-line at my profiled email.

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Posted Sun Mar 29, 2009, 7:47pm
Subject: Re: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

A Silex rod went for $10.50 this afternoon on eBay. It is the only one I have seen in the last few weeks and the only reason it is not being shipped towards my house is that I was rollerskating with my daughter(just kidding, actually I'm saving my allowance for a hat). I have a Cory rod which I just got and works fine with my Silex though I know that Silex seems to have put the spring on all of it's filters. It has been said that the Yama, Hario, Kono cloth filters work as well. I haven't seen fit to try them yet as I have the stock ceramic filter holder and now the Cory rod. If you don't hit BoldJava up for an original I may....good luck and happy sipping.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009, 12:03pm
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Thanks for the input everyone!  I'll wait to get the unit and see what I'm missing before I go further.
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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009, 2:51pm
Subject: Re: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

BoldJava Said:

Silex use a unique filter.  I wouldn't go for a Cory but instead, pick up the spring loaded base one.  You can pick one up on eBay, intermittently, for $10-$15 http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Filters/SilexLoxIn.jpg  If you can't find one, drop me a note off-line at my profiled email.

B|Java

Posted March 29, 2009 link

Ditto on that.  I have an old Silex.  The cory rod is not a fit.  The Silex, at least the one I have, used a cloth filter.  

Len

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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009, 4:30pm
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Ah yes, I have the wide throat Silex not the narrow throat like CRC which probably makes quite a difference.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009, 4:43pm
Subject: Re: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

dtlord Said:

Ah yes, I have the wide throat Silex not the narrow throat like CRC which probably makes quite a difference.

Posted March 30, 2009 link

This bad boy, no?

http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Filters/SilexCeramicDisk.jpg

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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009, 9:10pm
Subject: Re: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

BoldJava Said:

This bad boy, no?

http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Filters/SilexCeramicDisk.jpg

B|Java

Posted March 30, 2009 link

The above filter you reference is what I have for my Silex.  I think I have one of the older models.  I have never used it, I need the upper chamber cover.

Len

 
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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009, 9:17pm
Subject: Re: Filter for Silex Vacuum
 

BoldJava Said:

Silex use a unique filter.  I wouldn't go for a Cory but instead, pick up the spring loaded base one.  You can pick one up on eBay, intermittently, for $10-$15 http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Filters/SilexLoxIn.jpg  If you can't find one, drop me a note off-line at my profiled email.

B|Java

Posted March 29, 2009 link

Yep, the Lox-in (not to be confused with a hotel that serves smoked salmon) fits both my Nicro stainless and Cory...and my Yama 8 cupper perfectly.
You'd think the tightness of the spring would somehow inhibit water movement, but not at all.

 
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