Coffee filters

Coffee filters

Coffee filters in cone or basket shape according to the needs

Who would have thought? And you can buy them in big quantity from the dollar store for almost nothing.

  • Cover the dishes to cook or reheat in the microwave. Coffee filters are excellent covers that you can throw away when finish.
  • Clean windows, mirrors and chrome. Coffee filters are lint free so they will leave windows and mirrors bright and shiny.
  • Protect porcelain, by separating dishes with filters when packing.
  • Filter the cork from the wine. If you break the cork when opening a bottle of wine, filter the wine using a coffee filter.
  • Protect a cauldron or cast iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in it to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
  • Apply polish to shoes. Make a kind of ball with a lint free coffee filter.
  • Re-use the frying oil. After frying your ingredients, filter the oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
  • Weight cut foods. Place ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
  • Wrap the tacos. Coffee filters are convenient packages for messy foods such as tacos, hot dogs, etc..
  • Prevent the earth to flee out of the pot of a plant. Place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot to prevent the soil going through the drainage holes.
  • Prevent a Popsicle from dripping, make one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter and insert the stick (s) throught the hole(s).
  • You think that the bands tweezers are too expensive? Cut strips in length and width you want in coffee filters and use them instead of the pre-cut strips.
  • Put a few in a dish or plate and put your bacon, fries, chicken fingers, etc. you just cook. all the fat will be absorb.
  • Keep a few in the bathroom. They make good fixatives for razor cuts.
  • As a support to couture. Use a filter under the soft tissue as support to embroider or sew appliqu├ęs, then the filters will be easy to tear.
  • Put the baking soda in a filter and insert into shoes or a cabinet to absorb or prevent odors.
  • Use them to filter the broths or to put fresh herbs that you add to soups and stews instead of more expensive cheese cloth.
  • Use a coffee cone-shaped filter to prevent from spilling the liquid that you add to your car like oil, glass cleaner etc..
  • Use them as laying spoon while cooking or to clean the small damage.
  • Use for dry ingredients when cooking or when you cut a piece of fruit or vegetables. You then save on the dishes to wash.
  • Use them to wrap the Christmas ornaments for storage.
  • Use them to remove nail polish when you run out of cotton balls.
  • Use them to germinate the seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place the seeds inside, fold them and place them in a plastic bag until the seeds germinate.
  • Use the coffee filters as a blotter for pressed flowers. Place flowers between two coffee filters and place the coffee filter in a directory or any other thick book.
  • Use as disposable bowl for snacks e.g. for popcorn, potato chips, etc..

If you know other utilities for coffee filters you can leave them in comments and I will gladly add them to the list.

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