My pourover coffee pitcher just broke. Its the second time it does this this year, so i guess the maker of this pourover kit is making flimsy glass for their pitchers.

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So is there a good replacement for those kinds of pitchers? What is important in a replacement? Does the mouth of the pitcher need to contain the whole filter? Do the sides really need to follow the filter?

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There are plenty of pour-over coffee funnels with a flared bottom so the funnel can sit on top of a normal pitcher, carafe or coffee cup.

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So presumably the pitcher doesn't need to cover the sides of the funnel. Try using a mason jar or any similar heat-resistant container that the funnel fits into the mouth of. If you don't notice any flavor difference, then you know you don't need the glass sides.

There are also pour-over sets that use a stand to hold the funnel, for example:

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You could probably improvise a stand. All it really needs is a ring for the funnel to sit in, and a stand to hold the ring the proper height over your pitcher or carafe. An erlenmeyer flask stand or a tripod for using over a bunsen burner would work, eg

enter image description here (This one is only 5" tall which might be a bit short, but taller ones are available.)

As moscafj pointed out, some carafes are made of boro-silicate glass so they can be used on the stovetop. If that is your intended use, be sure that your substitute carafe is stovetop-safe.

  • Chemex brand carafes are made from borosillicate glass, which allows them to be placed on a stove burner over low heat. If this is your practice, be sure to find a container that will be safe for this application.
    – moscafj
    Nov 30, 2020 at 12:26
  • If anybody lands on this question, here is what I did to fix my problem: I found a caraphe at Ikea that has the exact same size than my filter. So I guess if most filters have about the same diameter, it should fit for you too. ikea.com/ca/en/p/…
    – Fredy31
    Nov 18, 2021 at 20:51

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