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Old 04-13-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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COFFEE FILTERS

Coffee filters .... who knew all the many uses!

And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar store for almost nothing, even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with 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 pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax legs? Use strips of coffee filters..

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing when you embroider or appliqué soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

OH, YEAH, THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS TOO.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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Donna, those are brilliant! I use coffee filters to strain frying oil (on the rare occasions that I fry) but most of the ideas are new to me.

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Wow. Lots of great ideas! Thanks
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Things you dont think of until pointed out. Great ideas!!
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:19 PM   #5
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I LOVE this! I use so many paper towels, now I am investing in coffee filters, such a GREAT post!
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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Just found this post - WOW! Great ideas
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Thanks Donna ...... I just printed it out and there are some great ideas in there. I especially like the cork in the wine one LOL
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I'm glad everyone is finding the list of value. I received in an e-mail and thought it worth sharing The nice thing is coffee filters are designed for food use. I know some have used napkins, etc. when they've run out of coffee filters... to make coffee. I wouldn't because of the leaching chemicals tho.

Now just watch, the dollar stores are going to start putting fewer filters in a package because everyone is going to find so many uses for them
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Now just watch, the dollar stores are going to start putting fewer filters in a package because everyone is going to find so many uses for them
The package I bought at Dollar Tree had only 160 filters...a LOT less!
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