June 29, 2009 5:44 am at 5:44 am #589957YW Moderator-42Moderator
I received this email and thought that this was appropriate for the Coffee Room. Enjoy!
Coffee filters …who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.
1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.
Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect China
.. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
6.. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
8.. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
10. 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.
11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.
13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great “razor nick fixers.”
OH YEAH THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERSJune 29, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am #649271
place coffee filter over camera lens and shoot towards light source to set custom white balanceJune 29, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am #649272
if i were a moderator i would move this to this thread
but thats why im not a moderator
I actually thought of that after I posted it. Perhaps you should be a moderator – YW Moderator-42June 29, 2009 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #649273
Use them as aleph yud paper on Shabbos if they are indeed that cheap at Dollar Tree :).June 29, 2009 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #649274SJSinNYCMember
I also use coffee filters to brew tea.June 29, 2009 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #649275yossi z.Member
why? do you do it “old” style with actual leaves (i personally would actually like to taste a cup of that stuff it is rumored to be good)June 29, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #649276WolfishMusingsParticipant
Coffee filters – just like duct tape…. so many uses.
Is there nothing they can’t do? 🙂
The WolfJune 30, 2009 1:35 am at 1:35 am #649277oomisParticipant
Is there nothing they can’t do? 🙂
WINDOWS????? Oh wait – they do!!!!!!! Lint-free!
Use them as aleph yud paper (WHAT’S THIS???)June 30, 2009 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #649279jewishfeminist02Member
Hmm…I assume that e-mail forward is from a non-Jewish source, considering #13. Unless it meant fake bacon?June 30, 2009 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #649280
i googled “aleph yud paper” with the quote marks
there was only ONE link returned
it was to bears post
i never heard the term though im guessing its a euphemism because bear wants to speak with clean lashon.July 1, 2009 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #649281I can only tryMember
feivel-July 1, 2009 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #649282
thanks icotJuly 1, 2009 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #649283I can only tryMember
My pleasure.July 1, 2009 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #649284SJSinNYCMember
yossi, I usually use a regular tea bag. Like a lipton one or some other brand. As long as it isn’t a fancier tea, most regular tea bags brew a fwe pots of tea, not just a cup. I used to just put the tea bag in the coffee spot, but I found the tea bag got pushed aside by the water flow and wouldn’t necessarily get tea. So its better to put in the filter.
Although, I use a gold filter, not a paper one.July 1, 2009 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #649285oomisParticipant
Oh thanks, that makes so much sense. Aleph Yud paper is a good euphemism. and OUCH.July 1, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #649286
Aleph yud paper is a euphemism which refers to the correct purpose to which Maariv, Yediot and Ha’aretz should be put. However, such usage is ossur on Shabbos due to the presence of writing on those three wastes of newsprint, so that coffee filters are a good and halachically acceptable substitute.July 1, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #649287ambushParticipant
ok this one is Fun!
‘tie die’ your coffee filter using a drop of food coloring and scrunch it with a close pin in the middle. Add googly eyes and pipe cleaners… and walla! You have a colorful butterfly!July 1, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #649288mepalMember
ambush, do you head a day camp? If not, you should!July 2, 2009 6:10 am at 6:10 am #649289ambushParticipant
add an S at the end…July 2, 2009 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #649290Mayan_DvashParticipant
Bear, can’t use those papers for aleph yud purposes because that kind of paper is rough on the skin.
;July 2, 2009 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #649291isherMember
I gotta thank Mod 42 for starting this thread. I was in the middle of baking cupcakes for my son’s birthday when I realized that I was missing 3 cupcake holders. I managed to find 2 that were doubled up however, no such luck for the third. As I’m looking around my kitchen trying to think of something that might work – this thread popped into my head.
So yes, when in desperate need of a cupcake holder coffee filters do work. I wrote desperate because they are a little too big and it doesn’t come out as pretty. (For the sake of not embarrassing my culinary skills I just had to demolish it)July 2, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #649292
Umm Mayan – with a name like Mayan_DVASH it is not a good idea to contradict a 600 kilo bear, to whom a fountain of honey is but a midnight snack :).
Indeed, though, my suggestion is completely facetious. For both the EY newspapers and the coffee filters. The former are not worthy of any action followed by a brocho, and the latter are indeed a step above sandpaper.
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