Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tuesday Tips #4 - Coffee Filters

Hi everybody! Doing okay here--how about you? Hope I can get by to see some of my friends when I get through my home school and housework duties of the day. It's snowy here where I live. What's your weather today? Here it's a great day for a cup of soup or a cup of COFFEE. Almost every household has coffee around; even if you don't drink it yourself, it certainly is hospitable to offer it to your guests, so I'm assuming that most households have coffee filters somewhere. So here's some info from an email I received just a couple of days ago.

I haven't tried any of these suggestions yet; it never occurred to me that this little item could be used for anything but coffee. Have any of you tried any of these and if so, which ones? If not, which do you think you'd like to try?


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

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."



Susan said...

What great ideas and a perfect post to be put "elsewhere" (when we get going)!!! :o)

I am going to be doing some of these things!!!!

Linda said...

I had no idea they could be so useful. I plan to try some of these. Thanks so much!!

LisaShaw said...

I've done #1 and #10 and will try #9. Thanks for sharing the list.

Pray all is well with you.

~~Deby said...

What great ideas...I love it when something has more than one use for it...
thanks Maxine

Brenda said...

Those are great ideas. I've heard of a few of them but never tried them.

Me Maw said...

That's quite a list, I'll have to try to remember a few of these!

sparrow's song said...


you shared,
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.

This should be very helpful. Thank you.

Beverly said...

Ooooh! I love this post!! I'm definitely going to use some of these ideas!

Denise said...

What a wonderful list............ Who knew! I am going to try a few of those..... The eyebrow waxing is a great idea! Why did I not think of that!

Oh the joys of blogging.. We learn such fun things

Susan said...

Hmmm, that was very interesting!!

Thanks for those awesome tips.


GraceFromHim said...

These are GREAT....Thanks