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Posted by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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COFFEE FILTERS

Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11.. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters..

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

Not just for coffee--

by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM
Awesome!! When I was little I used to color them tabs put them in a clothespin and make butterflies
Lauren486
by Lauren on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I think I've seen this list before but am happy to see it again.  So many great ideas worth trying out!  I've made coffee filter flowers with the kids on a few occasions.  I hadn't considered using them for cleaning though.  

Lauren486
by Lauren on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Awesome!  My kids are always stealing my coffee filters and making all sorts of crafts and games with them.  They use them as stepping stones across the floor and decorate the whole house with them.  

Quoting Peachy34500:

Awesome!! When I was little I used to color them tabs put them in a clothespin and make butterflies


.Angelica.
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

tfs

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Awesome list!  I have used them to clean windows but I didnt know about the other ideas.

ceciliam
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Nice! Good tips!

dusky_rose
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I use them to fliter the oil from deep frying, so that I can get the small particles out of it and use it more than once.


Lauren486
by Lauren on Jul. 13, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I need to try that myself.  I always struggle dealing with oil. 

Quoting dusky_rose:

I use them to fliter the oil from deep frying, so that I can get the small particles out of it and use it more than once.


dusky_rose
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Oil takes longer to filter than other liquids.

Quoting Lauren486:

I need to try that myself.  I always struggle dealing with oil. 

Quoting dusky_rose:

I use them to fliter the oil from deep frying, so that I can get the small particles out of it and use it more than once.




MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jul. 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Great share!
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