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Old 09-11-2009, 06:16 AM
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Great uses for Coffe Filters

The key is to buy them at the dollar store. Much cheaper than paper towels. Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree.
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."

Have a wonderful day.

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:28 AM
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Thanks Charlotte!

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:57 AM
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Another great use for coffee filters is cut them smaller and line your muffin/cupcake pans and they are cheaper than buying the muffin/cupcake liners. Also you can make crafts with coffee filters. I once made a suhflower using coffee filters, and crayons and markers. Also I think you could even line a square or circle pan for the oven. You can also use the to make table decorations too. As if you think about it they remind you of white party decorations. You can make pleated fans from them for decoration, or even use them as dollies to decorate a table for a party. Also they don't have to stay white you can make them any color you wnat with markers and such. Even have the kids color them orange and brown for thanksgiving, or Fall. Then red and green or whatever colors you like for christmas and decorate with them. They work great for lined things. Charlotte thanks for the other tips too.
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