We've Been Using Cone Coffee Filters Wrong All This Time

Whoops, chances are you're skipping a very important step.

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You know how cone filters never seem to fit into their designated compartment on your coffeemaker? Until you crumple them up and force them to fit, that is. Well, apparently it might not be that gosh-darn-it-why-won't-you-fit filter's fault. You see, there's a very important step you're probably skipping (that we spotted on The Huffington Post): folding! 

The two edges that have ridges along the side are supposed to be folded in if you want your filter to fit properly. In fact, those "double crimped" edges exist to provide extra support, so that your delicate filter won't tear and spill during the brewing process. Can you believe the answer is so simple? From now on, your mornings are going to be a lot less messy and frustrating.

Just blame your previous misuse of these filters on that fact that your brain was in desperate need of caffeine every time you used 'em — we won't tell.

[via The Huffington Post

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