Monday, April 03, 2006

Household Uses for Paper Coffee Filters

This is from the manufacturer of Mr. Coffee coffee filters - but obviously, you can use any brand! I love the tip on using them for covering food in the microwave (cool, huh?) and to clean mirrors and glass!

Separate your good dishes by putting a Mr. Coffee Filter between each dish.
If you break the cork while opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through aMr. Coffee Filter.
Mr. Coffee Filters are lint-free so they'll leave mirrors clean andsparkling.
Mr. Coffee Filters make excellent inexpensive covers for microwave cooking.
Place a Mr. Coffee Filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and preventrust.
Ball up a Mr. Coffee Filter to apply shoe polish; they're lint free.
After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a Mr. Coffee Filter.
Mr. Coffee Filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods like tacos.
Line a plant pot with a Mr. Coffee Filter to prevent the soil from leakingthrough the drainage holes.
Poke one or two holes as needed in a Mr. Coffee Filter, insert a Popsicleand let the filter catch the drips.


stampindoc said...

If you have to strain your urine to capture a kindey stone (so you can take it to your doctor for analysis), you can strain it through a white Mr. Coffee filter. It is easy to see the sediment against the white back ground. If you capture the stone, just let the filter dry, fold it so the stone doesn't fall out, and put the whole thing in a baggie with your address label on the outside. Take it to your doctor's office, and they will take it from there.

Deanna said...

With 4 kids, we go through dishes quick. I use coffee filters all the time when my kids want to have a snack. They hold chips and popcorn perfectly and clean up is easy. Just toss the filter in the garbage.