Sunday, January 18, 2009

Coffee Filters

We are all trying to stretch our dollars, here are a few extra uses for coffee filters.

Helpful household tip of the week.

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. 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 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. Soaks out all the grease.

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


Marlene aka LuckyDog said...

and do not forget the "green" is not only in saving some "green", when you are done with the coffee filter, they can go in your kitchen compost!

Maryann said...

didn't even think of that, thanks Marlene

WillowLakeScents said...

Thanks for the great tips !!