Thursday, August 6, 2009

Coffee Filters

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."