Monday, March 2, 2009

The Coffee Filter

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree.

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

5. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

6. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

7. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

8. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

9. 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.

10. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

11. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.

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

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

Oh and they are great as Coffee Filters Too!

Think smarter! Cathleen @ designbycathleen

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  1. Excellent tips LOVE them...who knew !!!

    Kathy :)

  2. Wow....who knew???

    I will have to get some next time I am at the dollar store. Then remember to use them....that will be the hard part.

  3. this is AWESOME! We just switched to a filter-free coffee maker, but still have the hundreds of coffee we have a use! This is awesome, and I'm going to post a link to my Blog right now! Great info!

  4. I had a ton of coffee filters I was on the verge of throwing out because they were the wrong size... so glad I saw this last in time!


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