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Monday, June 6, 2011

Useful Item: Coffee Filters

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25 Ways to use a Coffee Filter

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave to prevent splatter. 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 each dish with a coffee filter.

4. If you break the cork when opening a bottle of wine, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet by placing a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter to apply shoe polish.

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. Works for hot dogs too!

10. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping by poking the stick through a coffee filter, it will catch any drips.

12. Use strips of coffee filters instead of expensive strips for waxing eyebrows.

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

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

15. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing 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 to clean up small counter spills.

20. Use to hold dry ingredients when baking or to absorb juices when cutting 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 you've run 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 a flower press or book.

25. Last but not least, use to keep coffee grounds out of your morning brew.

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