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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Coffee Filter Uses...

Did you know that there is so many other uses 
for coffee filters then just for coffee...here is a
list you might find useful and help save money
too....
Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive... Great Ideas... Even if you don't
use coffee filters you might wnat to get some to use for suggestions
below
Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree 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.

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. 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 for
embroidering or appliquéing 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...

I am sure there is even more out there that 
they could be used for....


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Sweet Blessings...           
Tonja

7 comments:

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Tonja,

Thanks so much for coming over and entering my giveaway and leaving your wonderful comment. I am just blown away by everyone's heartfelt responses! Its a wonderful thing to be able to share our passions and our sorrows with so many
like minded women. I feel like I have friends all over the world and I am happy to count you among them.
AND this is a great post!!! Thanks for all those great ideas! Have a wonderful week,


xoxo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a terrific array of ideas! I don't drink coffee (or rather can't, due to medical reasons), but you've given me more than enough incentive to toss a pack of coffee filters into my shopping cart that next time I'm at the market! :)


Thank you very much for your lovely comment this week, sweet dear, it's always marvelous to hear from you.


Wishing you a serene & blissful Sunday,
♥ Jessica

Minkee Baby Gifts said...

WOW! Thanks so much for the info! I am printing this out and taping it to the inside of my kitchen cabinet. To use them for eyebrow waxing strips - this is awesome :)

Thank you for the comment on my tiny house....
http://minkeebabygifts.blogspot.com/2010/12/ceiling-is-finally-finished.html
Very encouraging!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Thanks so much for the ideas!! I have never thought to use them for anything else. I am seeing lots of coffee wreaths around. Thank you for coming by and visiting me and becoming a follower!! Thanks so much!! I am gonna go through all of your blogs but I am a follower of this one right now. Have a great weekend!!
~Allyson~

Rebecca said...

Now if I just drank coffee and had some of those-may have to pick some up at the store-thanks for sharing!

angie said...

thanks for your comment on my blog! i can't wait to try some more of those pioneer woman recipes :)
this was a great list! i have seen people make wreaths and other decorations out of coffee filters - especially the non-bleached (brown) kind - they kind of have a vintagey feel!

~Tonja~ said...

Thanks for coming by...I do enjoy your comments...
Tonja