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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coffee Filters Aren't Just For Coffee Anymore

So my mom sent me this email with all these ways you can use {clean} coffee filters.  And just because I love all 3 of my readers, I am sharing this list with you.  :)

1. 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.

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 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 ornamentsfor 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.


samanthamaxwellphoto said...

Love it! And it gave me an idea... I'm going to try and use one when rinsing rice for the rice cooker until I get a mesh strainer. I'll put one in the bottom of my colander so the rice doesn't fall through. I had been using a paper towel, but I think the coffee filter would be stronger. Thanks for posting! :) BTW--Loved your ABC card post. Hahahaha

Monica said...

Great ideas! I will never eat tacos the same way again.