My friend, Susan, sent me an e-mail with some great uses for coffee filters.
Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
Protect China - Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.
Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
Hold tacos - Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
Take a few with you to the movies. They make quick bowls to share a big bag of popcorn!
Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.
Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.
Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."