[Round-Up] Coffee Filters Can Do More Than Make Coffee
If you once make coffee at home, you’ll be familiar with or at least get know what coffee filters are. So here’s the question, coffee filters can only be used to make coffee? Still have more uses? Welcome all of you to comment the post with what you know about the new uses of coffee filters.
As coffee filters are featured for better “water strength”, that is, not as likely to crumple or dissolve in water as typical paper, it has many other new uses for everyday things. Here, we round up several uses…
- Soften a camera flash
When you’re taking a close-up on subject, harsh shadows and bright spots are not preferrable. Well, by taping a coffee filter in front of the flash or hold a filter over the flash if you can’t stand the idea of tape touching your camera, the flash can be softened immediately.
- Serve popcorn or other snacks for kiddos
Coffee filters are just the right size for serving pretzels, chips, cut veggies or popcom for kiddos if there have no kid-sized bowls in the cupboard.
And at the same time, as the filters are disposable, so there’s no dishwashing.
- Prevent splatters in the microwave
When heating up leftovers in the microwave, it always splatters around. How to avoid that? Use a filter as the protective covering over a bowl or a plate.
- Stack fine china without scuffs and scratches
How to better stack china? Have you used flattened coffee filters as spacers which could prevent scuffs and scratches in cabinets?
- Filter wine
Filter out the bits of cork by pouring your wine through a coffee filter nestled in your wine glass, if cork crumble into your wine.
- Better for slick spreading
Use a coffee filter to spread butter or oil on to a baking pan, it’s wise as there won’t leave lint behind like paper towels or cheesecloth.
- Keep soil from seeping out of the drainage holes
When gardening and watering your plants, the soil is easy to seeping out the drainage holes? Why not put a filter in the bottom of your flower pots?
For bigger pots, several filters lined at the bottom will be better.
- Protect hands from popsicle drippage
Always get annoyed about icky drips running dwon your hands? Never again while slip the stick of a popsicle through a filter.
- Filter Drinks
Wanna a better taste of some drinks? Coffee filters can help you out.
Let’s take vodka as an example, firstly use a rubber band to secure a filter to the mouth of jar or glass (a water pitcher filter will take less time and make better quality, though); then, filter the vodka by using coffee filters several times.
- Be a paper towel substitute
No available paper towels for cleaning glass or windows? Don’t worry. Coffee filters are good choices for that without leaving lint residue or streaks.
- Serve pita sandwiches
Hurry for school or office? How about the finished sandwich? How to better carry a sandwich on the go? A circular coffee filter is the perfect size for that.
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