Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Great Uses for Coffee Filters

Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive...

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. I also use Newspapers for this.  They work awesome!
3.  Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
4.  Protect a cast-iron skillet.  Place a coffee filter in the  skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
5.  Apply shoe polish.  Ball up a lint-free coffee filter. 
6.  Recycle frying oil.  After frying, strain oil through a sieve  lined with a coffee filter.
7.  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.
8.  Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.  Poke one or two holes as  needed in a coffee filter.
9.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?  Use  strips of coffee filters..
10.  Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken  fingers, etc on them.  It soaks out all the grease. 
11.   As a sewing backing.  Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
12.  Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors..
13.  Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
14.  Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.
15.  Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
16.  Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies..  Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
17.  Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
18.  Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
19.  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.
20. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc. 
21. Use them to separate hamburger patties so you can stack them. 
22. Use them to line a potty chair for easy (easier) clean up!

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