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Substitutes for cheesecloth or strainer to make stock?

I'm making my own vegetable stock and the instructions say to filter it with a fine strainer or cheesecloth, neither of which I have. Is there a good substitute? Would a coffee filter work?

asked by cp523 almost 6 years ago

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added almost 6 years ago

Coffee filter will work, albeit much slower, but nonetheless will work. Set atop a pitcher and carefully ladled into, a coffee filter works fine. Also, try wetting a couple paper towels, then squeezing them dry, placing on top of a colander, setting the colander in a bowl and ladling stock/broth over the paper towels. This is trickier, because the towels may slip, but will yield faster results, than a coffee filter. Also, maybe try letting it settle for a bit, with the heat off, and maybe, just maybe the solids will sink to the bottom, allowing you to skim off/out the broth/stock. Good luck!

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added almost 6 years ago

I have used a double thickness of dry paper towels in a large fine sieve and it has worked perfectly. Be sure to remove visible veggiies
and chicken first.

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