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7 Unusual Uses for Coffee Filters

Clever DIY Ideas | HGDI ADMIN

Strong and made up of long fibers that hold their strength even when wet, coffee filters can be used for a variety of unusual tasks.

The coffee filter has been around for about a century, ever since it was invented by a German housewife. Inexpensive, widely available and of convenient size, they are worth the pantry space. Read more to see why.

Snack Servers

When it is time to feed the crowd popcorn, pretzels or other snacks, pour a serving size into each filter. You wind up with cheap, disposable bowls and won’t have to worry about multiple “germy” hands dipping into the chips. 

Popsicle Protector

Before handing a child (or yourself) a cold Popsicle on a hot day, slide the stick through a coffee filter to catch the drips and keep hands and clothes stain free. 

Lights, Camera, Action

To soften the light and diffuse it when taking a close up with your camera, position a paper coffee filter over the flash. 

Microwave Saver

Place a coffee filter over your bowl or plate when reheating leftovers in the microwave. You will promote even heating and prevent messes. 

Broken Cork Solution

If a cork breaks in your wine, slowly pour it through a coffee filter and into a carafe. 

Stack That Paper

Stack flattened coffee filters between your plates to prevent chips, scuffs and scratches, whether you have fine china or every day dishes.

Glass Cleaner

Since coffee filters leave no lint behind, they are ideal for cleaning windows and other glass surfaces. Just slip one over your hand and you’ll be on your way to streak free results. 

 

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