Tuesday, July 27, 2010

~ Coffee Filters ~

Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing, even the large ones.


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. (I do this all the time!)

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we should 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 appliqueing 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 a thick/heavy book.

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.



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

xoxo
Pat

9 comments:

Julie Harward said...

A M A Z I N G....WHO KNEW? I WONDER WHO FINALLY GOT SMART ABOUT ALL IT COULD BE USED FOR? VERY COOL...SURELY WE COULD USE THEM TO GIFT WRAP TOO! LOL

Angie said...

Arrggh...Just fried bacon last weekend as was out of paper towels...had a whole package of coffee filters in the cabinet that I don't use anymore since I have a permanent one! Now I know! Thanks, this was great!

Jacqueline said...

I followed you back. Looking forward to having blog time together.

Heidi said...

Hi Pat,
Wow! Where do you come up with all that? You are one clever lady!! We use one of those gold permanent filters in our coffee maker, but now I know I should buy some paper ones just to have on hand. Thanks for the clever tips!
XO
Heidi

Melissa Miller said...

Pat the uses are all amazing! Love it! I'll try some of them for sure.

Have a blessed one sweet friend.
~Melissa :)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

WOW. I don't drink coffee but I need to buy me some of these!

Melanie said...

So many uses and I didn't know most of them. Thanks for sharing!

clustres said...

I had heard some of these, but some of them were new to me! Thanks so much for the updated tips!

nancycreative said...

Those are great coffee filter tips!