Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.

Got this from my blogging friend
Nancy - Click here
COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee....

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. Put a few on a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.

9 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

Those are some great ideas, Patty. I don't drink coffee but I have filters around for when I have friends who drink coffe over.

अविनाश said...

nice info, thx 4 sharing
Regards

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ All those ideas that Nancy sent you (and me) sound like they make a lot of sense. Glad you liked the story of the man saving an unknown lady, then finding it was his
daughter. I often post things, leaving out the send to 10 friends etc. What good news from Abe's lung doctor,and hope the eye doctor has good news also. Good luck on the teeth cleaning. Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

Some great hints here, I'm going to the dollar store soon!

Gramma Ann said...

Well, What a person doesn't learn reading your blog each day! ;) I will be trying a few of these suggestions in the future.

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Renie Burghardt said...

Coffee filters do come in handy for so many things. I knew a few of these tips, but learned of several new ones. Thank you for sharing the information. Have a good night.

Renike

Kathleen said...

Love Dollar Tree! Great ideas for filters too.I like the Taco idea for kids.