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5 More Things To Do with Coffee Filters

Save a few after your morning brew, and try putting your coffee filters to work with these fun and creative uses.

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Chances are you drink coffee, and we’re willing to bet you’ve got some coffee filters lying around the kitchen. Did you know that coffee filters have many more uses than just brewing a cup of Joe? You can turn them into a funnel, make an ice cream holder or pot a plant. Just be sure to leave a few for the next morning! Here are five fun ways to use coffee filters:

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1. Make an Instant Funnel

Cut the end off a cone-style coffee filter to make an instant funnel. Keep a few in your car and use them to avoid spillage when you top up oil in the engine.

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2. Keep Skillets Rust-Free

Prolong the life of your good cast-iron cookware. Put a coffee filter in the skillet when it’s not in use. The filter will absorb moisture and prevent rusting.

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3. Prevent Soil Leakage

When you’re repotting a plant, line the pot with a coffee filter to keep the soil from leaking out through the drain hole.

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4. Catch Ice-Cream Drips

Next time the kids scream for ice-cream bars or ice pops, serve it to them with a drip catcher made from basket-style coffee filters. Just poke the stick through the center of two filters and the drips will fall into the paper, not on the child or your carpet.

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5. Hold a Messy Taco

Serve tacos, hot dogs, popcorn, and other messy foods in cone or basket-style coffee filters. The filter is a perfect sleeve and will help keep fingers clean and cleanup in a snap.