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Thursday, 13 Other Uses for Coffee Filters

Thursday, October 29, 2009

13 Other Uses for Coffee Filters…who knew these things could be so darn useful for those non-coffee drinkers like myself.  And best of all they are cheap!

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.

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.

Soaks out all the grease.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:42 pm

    i actually used one today as a plate for cheese & crackers at work! lol. happy tt!

  2. Thursday, October 29, 2009 6:48 pm

    Cool list! I guess I didn’t know coffee filters could be used for so many things, but I’m sure there are many things like that, that I’ve never heard of! My TT is at:

  3. Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:02 pm

    Wow! These are some great ideas! I am not a coffee drinker, but I will keep these in mind.

  4. Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:49 pm

    I knew about cleaning windows and lots of these ideas are brand new to me but covering dishes in the micro….brilliant!

  5. Friday, October 30, 2009 12:53 am

    How creative! I will definitely have to pass this along to my friends at work!
    Happy TT!

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