Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - Handy Ways To Use Coffee Filters


These are 13 ways to use coffee filters around the house. I thought this advice would come in handy. Especially since the economy is in such a rut, everyone is looking for ways to pinch their penny's. Enjoy!


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 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.

13. Coffee filters are a great to use when you want to make those adorable cut out snow flakes for the kids. It's a great project for the entire family.

You can buy 1,000 coffee filters at the Dollar Tree for a dollar. Coffee filters, who knew!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thursday Thirteen! Thanks for taking time out to stop by for a visit.

30 comments:

  1. Wow, what a list! I never thought about all that to do with a coffee filter!
    My TT has 13 things about me this week.

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  2. Great tips! I have a whole stack of them that I don't use anymore since I bought a reusable one!

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  3. um...Prevent a popsicle from dripping?? I could kiss you!! lol, MWAH! I WILL be doing this with my terribly messy children from now on!

    =)

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  4. These are some really great ideas!

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  5. I like the idea of using the coffee filters for snowflakes. I might try that tomorrow if the kids are off for the third day in a row for snow/ice.

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  6. Wow. What great ideas. Just the fact that you even thought about using coffee filters for something other than coffee is so smart. It never even occurred to me. I'm going to have to save this list.

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  7. Thanks ~ I love 5, 7, 10 and 12. I will have to remember this.

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  8. Those are excellent ideas! I never ever thought of doing those!

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  9. Number 10 is a great tip I will really need to remember! Nice list, thanks for sharing it!
    happy tt!
    tm

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  10. These are some good uses you mention that I never thought of. I'll share a couple of these on my "Things I Learned" post tomorrow at www.zemeks.blogspot.com with a link back here if it's okay with you.

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  11. These are some really great ideas for coffee filters. I have not heard of many of them and they really solved some problems that have been plaguing me.

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  12. OMG! where did you find that? Did you make them up yourself? I love the iron skillet one and the under the plant one the best. I saw you called your grandma YaYa.. i'm greek and we did the same of course~
    Love those dogs~! I have two myself, standard poodle -9.75 yrs old and a peek-a-poo 4. Your photography is lovely!

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  13. Cool, lots of good uses for coffee filters.

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  14. Since times are bad we did away with filters and use a reusable filter and love it! Great TT! I didn't do one the week I can't believe its Thursday already! Where did the week go.

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  15. What an excellent idea to put the filter in the plant pot. Love it. Happy T13!

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  16. I just replied on my blog! but thanks for the kudos on the photos! take care~

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  17. Great ideas! Now I have to go buy coffee filters, and we don't even drink coffee. LOL

    Happy TT!

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  18. Good ideas. Didn't know I could get 1000 for a $1. Don't have to steal hubbies now.

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  19. I had no idea. What great suggestions! I use them to dry seeds that I'm trying to save. Because they can get wet and stay strong, they work really well. So any vegetable or flower can be reproduced! :)

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  20. Brilliant! I just switched coffee makers and have about 300 filters that don't fit sitting around! Thanks so much!

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  21. Great tips!

    I have a little something for you on my blog! http://mamabelly.blogspot.com/2009/01/award-izle.html

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  22. Holding tacos...I never would have thought of that!

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  23. Great tips! I'll have to remember some of these! You've got some goodies at my blog! Enjoy!

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  24. Thank you for this helpful list!

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  25. Awesome! Thanks for the tips you thrifty momma you!

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  26. Great list! I didn't know some of them.

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  27. I never knew about #2. That's a very useful tip.

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  28. Those are wonderful ideas! We always use them under popsicles too. My son thinks it's amazing that he can eat one without getting sticky. I'll have to remember to get ours at the Dollar Store next time!

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