Thursday, January 8, 2009

COFFEE FILTERS

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing. COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee....

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."

14 comments:

Ally Lifewithally said...

Gosh Linda what a lot of different things coffee filters can be used for ~ they are on my shopping list to buy when I go to Pound savers ~ just hoping they have them in stock ~ Ally x

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Thanks fir alllllllll the great tips!!

garnett109 said...

great tips

Julie said...

Wow, I guess I will be hitting the dollar store, thanks for the tips.

Chrissie said...

Already did some of those things, but thanks for the other tips too and yes they are cheap to use.
Take care, Chrissie

Chrissie said...

I meant to tell you great pic up above I can tell you're dreaming of a boat ride.
Take care, Chrissie

Jan said...

What great ideas I will be buying some coffee filters when I go shopping ,how did we live without them until now? lol ...love Jan xx

Searching for Peace said...

Those are great ideas!! I have a bunch left from when I had a coffee maker. Now I know what to do with them. ..hugs, Christine

Alice said...

Hi Linda. Filters are so useful for many things. Tks :).......

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh ~ who knew!!! These are some great tips which I will be trying.

Joyce said...

You are just full of good coffee filter ideas. I guess I'll have to pick some up (my pot has a permanet filter) to use for some of these things. Thanks.
Hugs, Joyce

a corgi said...

thanks for all the tips on how to use them Linda! I didn't think of half of them but all useful!

(love your header picture; I bet you enjoy looking at it and remembering your fun times :)

betty

Linda said...

I can't wait to try the eye brow wax strips!! Those things are so expensive and I never knew you could use them for that, but I will be using them now!! I like the popsicle holder idea too. Aiden always drips, he eats to slow! Linda

Robin said...

When I ran out of paper towels I once used them to soak up the grease of my homemade french fries!