Friday, February 20, 2009

Buddy's Friday - Some different uses for Coffee Filters.

It's Friday so it's time for Buddy's, pop over to Margaret's to see more of the Buddy's.

Coffee filters are cheap to buy and have a multitude of different uses.

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."



Poutalicious said...

Who would have thunk it? The only other thing so useful is duct tape.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Some great idea there Gill! A x

Twisted Fencepost said...

I use coffee filters for several of these things.
Everything except coffee. Since I can't stand drinking it.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Will have to buy some filters so I can start using them, LOL, Margaret

Catherine said...

Wow -- there are some great ideas in there! Thanks.

LizBeth said...

My stars! We're going to declare you the Queen of Lists. Where do you come up with all this stuff? Really like the one about the cast iron rust prevention.

Janet said...

Some great tips here, Gill.

Decadent Housewife said...

Eyebrow waxing!? That's the best!

Mary Smith said...

I never thought to clean my mirrors with a coffee filter! How clever! Thanks for the tips!

Carletta said...

These are great ideas! Some I would never have thought of - so thank you.