Monday, November 9, 2009

Coffee filters: Not just for making coffee....

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

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 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

---  Shirley Hogan