Coffee Filters the other multi use product. Over the course of 6 months or so I have been using coffee filters from my previous coffee maker. Rest in Peace old faithful friend. I am now the proud owner of a Single Cup machine. I started coming up with some things to do with them instead of tossing them.
Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, you might want to consider picking up a package of coffee FILTERS the next time you go shopping. They are extremely economical to buy and there are SO many uses for this coffee-making essential that have nothing to do with coffee!
20 OTHER Uses for Coffee Filters
1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. The protect from food splatter. Less cleaning up. Always a plus in my book.
2. Clean windows and mirrors. Doesn’t work as well as Newspaper, but it works.
3. Protect China – Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish and stacking neatly.4. Place baking soda center, close up and use as in the fridge absorber. Uses less baking soda then the full box and can be easily tossed.5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust as well as protect other pots from receiving oil from pan when stacked.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…….This one doesn’t work, I had a BIG mess, best to use a small hole metal strainer.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on top of a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos for Kids or Messy Adult eaters. 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 in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.
13. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
14. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
15. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
16. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
17. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments or other fragile items for storage.
18. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.
19. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..
20. Use as a disposable “snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc.
OH YEAH, they still work great as plain old coffee filters.