These definitely DO NOT need a vacuum
Mar 14, 2017
Another reviewer suggested these didn't work with gravity flow filters which is not accurate. We hand milk five cows and we've been using these for years. They work very well with even our heaviest butterfat producers. Here's when they won't work: if your milk is cold and the fat starts to congeal (it will plug up the filter) and if your cow has mastitis - even subclinical mastitis will thicken the milk so that the filter may show you a problem before you even recognize it. I wish I could get these unbleached, but other than that, they work wonderfully with Lehman's filter system.
milk strainer pads
Jan 24, 2017
we have been buying the fast flo filter disks size 4 9/16" for years, never had a problem with them. We keep a few jersey cows for our own use. as long as the milk is still warm when strained, it flows very good. We love them as they are sanitary and so handy to use. We bought the strainer and milk pail from you guys as well. Very good products.
Jan 7, 2016
Just wanted to write a review since I didn't see this mentioned anywhere in the information about the filters. These will not work for gravity flow on Jersey cow milk. They say in-line on the box and from further reading they will only filter the cow's milk if you are pulling a vacuum. Since they are sold with the small strainer, most people are not pulling a vacuum but using gravity. I understand they work fine for goat's milk but definitely too slow for cow's milk. This should be mentioned in the product literature.
Nov 26, 2013
Love these filters! They strain everything out and are so easy to use. They are cheap enough to toss after every milking making them the most sanitary option.
Apr 30, 2013
Best filters and the milk pours through nothing like a coffee filter or a rag. and I wash them in real hot water and use them over and over.
Sep 3, 2012
these little filters make straining way easier and less of a hassle than trying to strain through cheese cloth or coffee filters. these make it less messy and much more sanitary.