When I weigh anything solid on my scale, I use a coffee filter to put the items in. Sitting up, it's a great cup. Turned over and spread out flat, it makes a good flat surface cover too. You get a gazillion of them in one bag and they are inexpensive. And they contain less paper than regular paper towels and napkins! If you empty out the crumbs, you can reuse the filter later to brew your coffee.
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I buy the huge pkg of coffee filters at Sam's club and use them for more than coffee....they make a good cover in the microwave to prevent spatter, crumpled up the spread oil on cookie sheets or pans and on my kitchen scale they make a good receptical for measuring/weighing things.
To keep the microwave clean, we use coffee filters to cover bowls of soup, oatmeal, etc. It's cheaper and easier than plastic wrap or wax paper. It's cheaper than paper towels, too. We also have a "tupperware-type" dome that can be used over and over again, but it does have to be cleaned with things that splatter, so the coffee filters are perfect for splatter items!
I pre-measure coffee into filters and stack them on top of each other in an empty coffee can. When making coffee, I just grab a filter from the stack and go. I also have a can for decaf as well. It's amazing how much time I save. Those minutes here and there really add up.
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