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Coffee Filters - Aren't Just for Coffee Anymore

Thursday, March 05, 2009

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."
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  • BANKER-CHUCK
    Great ideas for filters. I bet I may find a few more for around the garage and my motorcycle.
    2356 days ago
  • ~INDYGIRL
    VERY helpful! thanks for posting!
    2829 days ago
  • SSUESM
    emoticon Good thing I drink lots of coffee and ALWAYS keep well-stocked with coffee filters! LOL
    2833 days ago
  • GTERLOUW
    I heard this list on a local radio station as I was driving to work today. Someone had emailed it to the local personalities. Coincidence or what?
    2833 days ago
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