Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the dollar store 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 ChinaSeparate 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 preventthe 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.”

Oh yeah, they are also great to use in your coffee makers!


7 comments:

NICO Designs said...

Great tips! We always have filters in the house for when my parents visit so it is great to have other uses for them. Thanks.

erika

Shell said...

Those are great tips, I've read some of them before but had forgotten about them! Thanks for the reminder! Cheers!

OliveStreetStudio said...

Good list - I need some more filters, so will head to the $1 store - I'm going to try out the window cleaning!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Can't believe it!!! Who would have thought!! Thank you!!

Dee said...

Fantastic tips. Hope it's ok to put a link to this on my blog.

Audra, Green Meadow Lane said...

I know! I know! These are awesome ideas!

Kelley Mason said...

What great ideas! Thanks!