More uses for coffee filters

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Amazing what these little wonders can do!


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Ingredients

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Directions Step-By-Step

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Put a filter on the bottom of your flower pot containers, over the drainage holes. This keeps the soil from leaving the container while still allowing water to run through it.
Soak filters in brewed tea or even just plain water and chill. Fold them and use as cold compress for puffy eyes.
Accordion fold a few coffee filters, cut into strips, and use as shipping material for fragile items. The unbleached kind make for fun shredding material for hamsters.
A coffee filter is perfect for spreading oil or butter on a cooking pan since a coffee filter’s fibers won’t break off in your oils like a napkin’s would.
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Shield stacked china from scratches and nicks by layering a filter between each delicate piece.
Use a coffee filter to prevent splatter when heating something in the microwave, simply place over the top of your food and carry on like normal.
Poke a hole in a filter and insert the stick of your popsicle. You now have a DIY popsicle drip collector!
Put the end of an ice cream cone in the center of a filter and wrap the filter around it for a drip-free ice cream cone wrapper.
Use a coffee filter as a makeshift rag. Unlike paper towels, coffee filters are lint free and take up very little space.
Put under bacon, fries, fried chicken etc. to soak up excess grease.
Use to line bamboo steamers.
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Cut up a stack of filters, place them in a small tin and you’ve got a set of face blotters perfect for your purse and last-minute shine control.
Make skirts for Barbies.
Good-quality coffee filters are made from 100 percent virgin paper, so you can use them to clean your glasses without leaving lint.
You can also use them safely to clean computer monitors, television screens, and windows. They clean without leaving residue.
Line the bottom of cookie tins.
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Strain bacon drippings by pouring them through a coffee filter into a ceramic bowl or mug. The brown bits, grains, etc will stay in the filter. Also works well for recycling frying oil.
This is one of my favorites! Dampen a coffee filter with some white vinegar and a few drops of my favorite essential oil (I like to use Lavender). Your clothes will come out smelling fresh and the coffee filter reduces static.
Kids food holders for Tacos, Hot Dogs, Pita Sandwiches, etc.
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A disposable “snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc.
Make homemade tea bags by filling coffee filters with a selection of loose tea leaves and dried fruit peels. Tie together with string and use just like normal tea bags.
Wrap jumbo dill pickles in coffee filters to prevent dripping when eating.
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Use as a sandwich wrap (inside the baggy or plastic container) so your sandwich doesn’t get soggy in your lunchbox.
If you use cloth diapers you can line your diaper with a couple of these and toss the solids rather than not having anywhere to rinse them.
Changing diapers was bad enough, but toilet training kids on a potty is equally messy. Line the potty with a coffee filter so you can just lift out the number two and deposit in the toilet.
A coffee filter can hold small parts when working on vehicles, cleaning guns, or most any other project!
Put flavorings (bay leaves, woody herb stems, etc.) in a coffee filter, tie with string, and stick in soup while cooking for quick and easy removal later.
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Coffee filters are fantastic for polishing leather shoes. Simply apply a dab of your favorite shoe polish and use the filter as an applicator.
You can also use a co





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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles