16 June 2009

Passing It Along - Coffee Filters

I found this lovely list of things you can do with 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.”


Tumblewords: said...

I love lists like this and occasionally I remember to use one of the hints!

Linda said...

I gotta go buy me some coffee filters! Great idea for tacos especially!

Mimi Lenox said...

I've ruined more cast iron skillets. Thanks for the tip! And they really are great for covering food and catching grease.

This Eclectic Life said...

What great tips, and what a wonderful way to end the post!

Travis said...

I like them for popcorn bowls at the office.

Anonymous said...

I was going to tell you what Travis did. they work well for that purpose...

Border Explorer said...

Great, useful list! Thanks!

Thorne said...

Great tips! And when you're done with them you can toss them in the compost. Love the Sinatra!

Jamie said...

That reminds me. Use the brown recycled paper filters not the bleached white ones. More environmentally friendly.