Coffee Filters

Pat Duran


This message was sent to me by my cousin in Arizona. What great ideas these are. Who would have thought- and so inexpensive!!! Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive!!!


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    coffee filters... who knew! and you can buy 1,000 at the dollar stores for almost nothing even the large ones.
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    cover bowl or dishes when cooking in the microwave. coffee filters make excellent covers.
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    clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... coffee filters are lint free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
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    protect china by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
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    filter broken cork from wine. if you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
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    protect a cast iron skillet. place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
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    apply shoe polish. ball up a lint-free coffee filter
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    recycle frying oil. after frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
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    weigh chopped foods. place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
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    hold tacos. coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
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    stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. line a pot with coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
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    prevent a popsicle from dripping. poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
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    do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? use strips of coffee filters...
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    put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. it soaks out all the grease.
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    keep in the bathroom. they make great "razor nick fixers".
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    as a sewing backing. use a filter as an easy-to tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.

How to Make Coffee Filters


  1. 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 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 filters in a phone book to press..
    25- Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc..
    26- Oh Yeah they are great to use in your coffee makers too!!!

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About Coffee Filters

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American

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