Handy uses for Coffee Filters

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Uses for Coffee Filters

 

If you are an avid coffee drinker, or even if your are not, you probably have a boat-load of coffee filters laying around. They do help make a good cup of joe, but they have lots of other uses too. They’re not just for the kitchen anymore!

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Cover it up: Covering your food when you put it in the microwave can prevent big messes. So try covering it with a coffee filter! Instead of washing a second plate or wasting paper towels, you can just cover it with a coffee filter.

 

Strain stock: Making chicken broth or vegetable soup and need the stock to be clear? Filter it through a coffee filter to get the small, solid pieces left behind.

 

Tea Bag: You can make your own tea bags out of loose tea leaves, a coffee filter and some string. You can also brew tea through your coffee maker if you want to make a bunch!

 

Save your cast iron: When storing your cast iron pan or pot, put a coffee filter on the inside. It will prevent the pan from rusting by soaking up any moisture that may be around.

 

Make an air freshener: Tie off a coffee filter filled with baking soda. You can store these odor-fighting pouches in your shoes, your fridge, or even your car!

 

Clean your windows: Wipe down the windows with a coffee filter instead of a rag or paper towel; the filters won’t leave lint or streaks behind. Also great for mirrors!

 

Disposable bowls: If you are serving handfuls of popcorn or candies at movie night or at a party, use coffee filters as disposable bowls for your snacks. It means less clean up for you at the end of the night!

 

Save your soil: Place a coffee filter in the bottom of your flower pots before adding soil. It will allow for the water to drain without losing any soil from the pot.

 

Sources:

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https://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20241198,00.html

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/new-uses-for-old-things/coffee-filters-00000000009276/index.html

 

JB

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