10 Ways to Use Coffee Filters - Outside Your Coffee Maker!

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Paper coffee filters have many other uses besides filtering coffee grounds! In fact, even if you don't think you have a need for coffee filters in your home, I would suggest that you purchase some. They really come in handy for a variety of uses, some of which are going to surprise you. Keep reading to find out all of the awesome things that coffee filters can do . . . have you heard of these?
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Lining Your Flowerpots - Before repotting your plants, line the pot with a coffee filter - then proceed to place soil inside the pot before the plant. The coffee filter will prevent the soil from seeping out of the bottom of the pot and make them easier to water.

Strainer - Coffee filters can be folded in half and used as a strainer for many things. Let’s say you have some bacon drippings that you want to strain. Place the coffee filter over a cup and strain the warm grease. All of the cooked bits will be captured in the filter and the oil will strain into the cup for future use.

Splatter Cover - A coffee filter can be used as a splatter cover for a dish that needs to be warmed in the microwave. The filter will prevent the food from splattering in your microwave and causing a huge mess! Soak Up Grease - fried foods, by nature of how they are cooked, tend to have a lot of extra oil. Line a plate with a couple of coffee filters and place hot, fried food on top of it to soak up any additional grease.
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Clean Computer Screens - Coffee filters are great for removing dust particles from TVs and computer screens. All you need to do is to take a coffee filter and wipe it over the screen to remove dust. They leave no paper residue, and your screen will be dust and streak-free.

Face Blotter - no need to buy special pads for cleaning the oil off of your face! Cut some coffee filters into small pieces and store in a jar with a lid (place it in bathroom). Simply rub the cut coffee filter over your face whenever it feels oily. It works great to absorb the excess oil; in fact, they are just as good as the commercial face blotters/ makeup remover pads.

Whole Leaf Seasonings - when cooking a soup or stew (or even pickling), coffee filters come in handy. Place whole leaves, whole seasonings, sticks, seeds, etc. in the middle of a coffee filter. Tie it with cooking grade string and then place in cooking utensil. Cook soup or stew as usual, and remove coffee filter with the whole seasonings when cooking is done.
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Protect Children from Drips - when eating "melt-y" foods such as popsicles, children tend to make a mess. Place a small coffee filter on the stick or covering their hands to catch any errant drips. Simply throw away when done.

Protect Fine China - you can protect dishware from scuffing, scratching, or chipping by using coffee filters as spacers between each plate or bowl. These can be used over and over.

DIY Projects - there are all sorts of projects that use coffee filters, like this colourful garland. I've seen them used to make flowers and other cool crafts as well. Visit Pinterest and search for "coffee filter crafts" to see everything you can do with them!
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WRITTEN BY: modpodgerocks
 
 
Let me know in the comments - what alternative uses do you have for coffee filters?
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