26 Tips for Coffee Filters

Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for $1.00,
even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee
filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are
lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with 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.. It soaks out all the grease.

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

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for
embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

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 a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter

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 zip-lock plastic bag until
they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the
flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone

25. Use as a disposable “snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc.

26. Great in the tool room when separating nails and screws then use
in to bottom of containers to remove moisture and prevent rust.


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