Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Coffee Filters, Not just for coffee....

Not just for making coffee...
I found this and just had to share!
Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.
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.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."


kathy said...

WOW all these great ideas _I do use them for different things- but this list is great - I use them in place of crepe paper - to make the circles --cut the middle out - and add silver glitter to the ends -
Love your ideas on the dryer sheets- Kathy - ga

Creative Chaos said...

Okay. I'm TOTALLY going to the Dollar Tree! And I don't even drink coffee!! These are SUPER GREAT ideas!



RR Mama said...

You have had some great info lately! R8's coach isn't big, come on! He usually puts those two on the bench if they don't follow his directions, I don't know why he didn't the other night. I'm just glad basketball is over! It's baseball season now!!!

Jackie said...

I love these! What great ideas I would have never known. :)


Melissa said...

What great ideas! I'm going to try some of these!

Jules from "The Roost" said...


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

That's pretty cool. I rarely drink coffee but I'll buy some filters just for all those neat uses! :-)

marie said...

Who wooda thought!!! I will never look at a coffee filter quite the same ever again!

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ the quick peek through yours looks very tempting. I've off to browse thorough it for a bit!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Thanks for the cleaver tips on using coffee filters and thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great day, Theresa

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