Filtering funnels, also known as Buchner and Hirsch funnels, include a cylinder separated from the funnel with a fritted glass disc or perforated plate. Fritted glass disc funnels are immediately ready for use, while perforated plates call for filter paper moistened with liquid to prevent initial leakage. Vacuum suction then draws the liquid through the filter and into the cylinder. Porcelain filtering funnels are resistant to acids and alkalis, except for hydrofluoric acid, but should not be used in the filtration of extremely corrosive reagents, which can slowly corrode their protective enamel. The funnels are glazed both outside and inside, except the rim, and are autoclavable.