Here's How Coffee Filters Come In Handy Around The House
He Secures A Coffee Filter Over A Glass, Solves So Many Household Problems
InfiniteDIY Staff 12/29/2016
Coffee filters aren't just for coffee anymore! There are countless new ways to put them to use around the house. What's even better is that they're incredibly cheap while being versatile. Read below to learn about some great ways to use inexpensive coffee filters that will make life easier.
After chopping and rinsing vegetables for a salad or special dish, place them on a coffee filter. The filter helps quickly and efficiently soak up residue water left behind that patting dry doesn't always remove.
Food often pops and splatters when being cooked or warmed up in the microwave. To keep your appliance from being covered in food, simply cover a dish with a coffee filter. It fits bowls perfectly and will protect the interior of your microwave.
If you have fine china or special dishware that you're trying to keep in mint condition, layer a coffee filter between each plate and bowl that you're stacking. Because of the filter's round shape, it works perfectly in preventing breaks, chips and scratches.
For a single cup of coffee without a coffeemaker, place a coffee filter inside a mug and secure it in place with a rubber band. Place a scoop of coffee inside the filter and slowly pour hot water into the filter.
To easily filter fresh juice and remove the seeds and other pieces from the juice, run it through a coffee filter. Whether you're squeezing a glass to drink or using it in a recipe, just hold both sides of the filter together and strain the juice. Because coffee filters are thicker than cheesecloth, which some cooks use, it may take a bit more force to funnel it through the filter.
Now you can easily get rid of spots from your glassware without leaving behind traces of lint. Immediately after the glassware is washed or after a quick spritz of vinegar, dry off the glassware with a coffee filter. It won't leave behind streaks or lint.
If your shoes could stand a bit of freshening up, use the popular natural odor remover baking soda in a coffee filter. Just put a tablespoon in the coffee filter, draw up the sides, tie the top off and stick inside the shoe. Leave it there overnight and by morning, your shoes should be odor-free.
Create a homemade oil lamp using a coffee filter and a glass container. Fill the glass jar with oil, tightly roll the coffee filter into one long strip, then fold it into the oil leaving just an inch or so sticking out of the oil, but still inside the glass jar. Light the exposed end of the coffee filter and voila - you have an oil lamp.
It's frustrating when you have a flower pot with a hole in the bottom and the potting soil runs right through it when it's being watered. Stop the soil loss by placing a coffee filter in the bottom of the flower pot. It will still allow the excess water to seep through while keeping the dirt in place.
For a quick cup of delicious, soothing tea, make your own tea bags using coffee filters. Simply scoop the desired amount of tea per cup into a filter and tie it off at the top with a bit of string hanging out. Place it in a cup of boiling hot water to seep, then enjoy.
For a streak-free window, spray it with cleaning solution, then wipe down with a coffee filter. Cloth rags and dust cloths often leave behind streaks and pieces of fuzz, but a coffee filter leaves behind nothing but a sparkling clean window.