Friday, January 8

Coffee Filters ... Who knew!!

You can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing... even the large ones!

  • Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
  • Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome.... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
  • Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
  • Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
  • Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
  • Apply shoe polish.. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
  • Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
  • Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
  • Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
  • 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.
  • Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
  • Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.
  • Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.
  • Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."
  • As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
  • Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
  • Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
  • Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.
  • Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
  • Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
  • Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
  • Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
  • 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.
  • Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book...
  • Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

    OH YEAH... THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS TOO!

3 Comments:

Risa said...

Hey Corie,
Thanks for sharing these amazing tips for coffee filters. Some of the tips I was already aware of, but now days, every little bit helps!
Take care and have a beautiful day!
hugs
Risa:)

Allison said...

Good idea! I am picking some up next time!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Really cool!
:-)