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    Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing, even the large ones.

    1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

    2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so theyll leave windows sparkling.

    3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with 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.. It soaks out all the grease.

    14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

    15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

    16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

    17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

    18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

    19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

    20.. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

    21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

    22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

    23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

    24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

    25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


    Oh yeah, theyre great to use in your coffee maker too! ;D


    Java "Coffee filters, 1,001 uses!" phile

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    Re: Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E253225342C2D2821440 link=1269554113/0#0 date=1269554113
    Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing, even the large ones.
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    16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

    17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
    DO NOT confuse the filters used for #16 with those used for #17! ::)

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    Re: Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    I suspect theyre a lot more expensive over here in Aus!

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    Re: Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    Quote Originally Posted by 293C2E3534385D0 link=1269554113/2#2 date=1269868164
    I suspect theyre a lot more expensive over here in Aus!
    The large 5.7L ones I got cost $25 for 250, so I guess they are.

    But at least I have many uses for them now, thanks Javaphile. :)

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    Re: Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    Generic Mr Coffee type drip filters are available here for a dollar for a pack of 250 filters. Each of these filters is about the same size as a regular paper towel. The larger filters are much more expensive.


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    Re: Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    My son brought a few home from work and I didnt realise they were sitting in the cupboard.

    Now Im off to try a few of the listed uses.

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    Re: Better than paper towels and less expensive!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E5D525845637B123C0 link=1269554113/1#1 date=1269555313
    DO NOT confuse the filters used for #16 with those used for #17! * ::)
    Mmm, shoe soup!



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