15 Uses for Coffee Filters
My wife is a member of a number of “Mom’s forums” on the internet and often is privy to all kinds of creative tips. She’ll occasionally send some over for me to use here on Gather Little by Little. She recently sent me 15 uses for coffee filters and thought I would share them with you. I’d site the original author, but unfortunately not sure who it is:
- Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
- Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.
- Protect China – Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.
- Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
- Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
- Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
- Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
- Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
- Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
- 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.
- Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
- Wax Eyebrows – Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.
- Absorb Grease – Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc. on them. Soaks out all the grease.
- Razor nicks – Keep in the bathroom. They make great “razor nick fixers.”
- Hats - As you can see from the picture, they make great play hats for kids!
Have a creative tip for how to use the inexpensive and versatile coffee filter? Add your tip in a comment below!
This article is part of an ongoing series called Money Saving Monday. Each Monday, I share tips and techniques you can use to start saving money.
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