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Monday, January 11, 2010

Coffee Filters

Did you know that coffee filters can be used to....

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.

Wait ! There are more uses...

12. Do you think we use 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 up 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 appliquéing 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.

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  1. Visiting from MBC!!! Great tips in your post, I like it!!!

  2. Wooooaaaah! These are fantastic ideas! So good I'm even going to use them! :-) Great list, friend!

  3. Wow these are great tips..and one more..they can be used for artwork..because they absorb and mix watercolors so beautifully..then you can use the handmade paper in crafts or artwork...especially collage..!! thanks for this..!

  4. These ARE great--just in time for my bacon:)I just love your posts--helpful--or have me laughing so hard!

  5. Visiting from MBC here! What great tips- love the broken wine cork and the cast iron cleaning! Who would have thought? Great tips and great blog!

  6. Wow, I'm going to buy some more coffee filters!

  7. Great tips :) My parents have tons of coffee filter but they never drink they'll know what to do with them!

  8. You forgot toilet paper!! My husband's bachelor pad used to have coffee filters on the back of the toilet.

  9. This is such a nifty post! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Amazing. Great tips. We don't drink coffee around here so there aren't any to use, but I should forward this to my coffee drinking friends.

  11. I am going to have to try a few of these ideas! But first I have to buy filters cause I don't dink coffee, lol!

  12. Thanks for the ideas, Veronica!

  13. This is a fun list. Thanks for stopping by blog. I'll be looking for your next post.

  14. Wow, who knew?! Thanks for the great tips.

    Btw, I'm following your blog...I hope you will check mine out too:)

  15. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Who knew coffee filters could be so resourceful. I think I will use them alot more!!

    Great Advice,

  16. You are a lifesaver. I have a billion coffee filters (basket type) that went to the old coffee maker that I had. I now use a different type.

    You came to the rescue. Now I have so many things to do with the old ones.

  17. WOW!!! This list is amazing!
    And you Blog is too!
    See ya!