coffee filters.. who would have guessed

huggybear_2008January 9, 2009

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.

COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee...

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.

Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are

lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China

. Separate your good dishes by putting 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as

needed in a coffee filter.

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

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

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

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grandma_bonnie

Wow - I had no idea!!!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2009 at 9:52PM
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sunnyca_gw

Some good ideas here!! Thanks!! Jan

    Bookmark   January 10, 2009 at 3:34AM
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kudzukween

Great ideas :D I use them in crafting,too. You can make roses from both kinds of filters, cone and ruffled. And I've seen angels made from them,too.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2009 at 7:49AM
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toomuchglass

They're just like vinegar - no end to their uses !

    Bookmark   January 10, 2009 at 3:25PM
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tami_ohio

My mother told me that my grandmother used to make flowers and centerpieces out of coffee filters. Grandma has been gone since 1972 and the pattern with her.

Another good use for them, if you do rubber stamping and use the embossing powder, coffee filters work great to catch the extra embossing powder and pour it back into the container.

Tami

    Bookmark   January 21, 2009 at 9:32PM
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concretenprimroses

Wow great hints! I'm gonna go buy some! (I use the cone style in my coffeepot)
kathy

    Bookmark   January 22, 2009 at 7:03PM
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nonacook

In October at the Parke county Indiana Covered Bridge Festival, I make and sell creampuffs and eclairs. I use
coffee filters to set these on, for display. I use the large commercial size.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2009 at 9:51AM
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