Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesdays Tip- Coffee Filters

Who knew coffee filters could be the new paper towel? Not me... well until I got a forwarded email from my mom. I take no credit for this great idea! Let me share the good news. For $1 at the Dollar Tree you can purchase 1,000!!!
So how can you use them?
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."

I don't know about you but I am heading to the Dollar Tree to try this out!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great tips!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Very cool! Thanks Jen!

Murry Mayhem said...

What great ideas! I never would have thought it!

"Blossom" said...

A ton of great ideas. Some I didn't even think of. Thanks for sharing

Trica (Tree' - ka) said...

What a great idea!! I never would have thought of it. Thanks!

Martha said...

These are great tips! I love the idea of cleaning my windows and mirrors with coffee filters! They are also great for art projects! :)

Jenny said...

Who would have thunk it?

Trina said...

I love these tips! I need to print it out and keep it handy. Since I got my Keurig I have no more use for my old filters. This is perfect!