Ever have a multitude of leftover coffee filters lying around and don’t know what to do with them? Well, I’ve got six solutions for you. There are so many ways to use coffee filters that we normally wouldn’t think about. Who knew they were so versatile? Try these six tricks to reuse coffee filters in the kitchen and even in daily life.
1. Snack Bowls
Coffee filters can be easily transformed into frilly snack bowls that are adorable for parties or small get togethers. Put two or three into one big bowl to create a snack tray.
2. Tea Bag/Strainers
Since I’m more of a tea person than a coffee person, this is probably my favorite way to extra filters. They make perfect little tea strainers for loose leaf teas. All you need to do is secure one coffee filter over a mug with a rubber band, sprinkle some loose leaf tea into it and pour in the hot water.
3. Face Oil Blotting Sheets
Why pay money to buy face oil blotting sheets in the store when you could just make them yourself at home? Cut up a coffee filter in squares and keep in your purse for those times where your face needs a refresher.
4. Microwave “Splatter Shields”
Tired of always having to clean the inside of your microwave? Well, coffee filters have just saved you time and effort. To prevent your food from blowing up and sticking to the side of the microwave, cover your plate or bowl with a coffee filter.
5. Liners for Greasy Food
For all you health obsessed people out there, coffee filters can actually help to make your meal healthier. Coffee filters can basically suck up all the unnecessary oils and fats in many foods. I don’t know about you but bacon is one of my favorite foods to eat. Yet, whenever I make bacon at home, there is always an excess of grease smothering my bacon (so not cool). Now I always have the perfect solution. I just stick my cooked bacon into a coffee filter to soak up the extra grease and fat.
6. Drip Catchers for Oil Bottles
We have all experienced the wrath of leaky oil bottles. All you want is to pour oil into a pan but instead it somehow gets all over your hands and clothes. I know, it happens to the best of us. However, coffee filters are here to save the day. Cut a medium hole in the middle of a filter, lay it over the top of the bottle and secure with a rubber band.