1. Eddie S Warner

    You have a pretty cute site, but I would go for numbering the uses, instead of just having them listed like that. That way, you can have a numerical order to it, and it’ll be easier to read. As well, you might even want to put pictures of each, you know descriptive pictures, of each use of a coffee filter. It would just make the content a little fuller as far as the user experience goes.

  2. Josh

    Hey Tej,
    I love coffee and I love the simplicity and cleanliness of your website.

    Just today I read somewhere that creativity is born when you question the status quo or trying to solve a problem.

    Your article about 15 household uses for coffee filters is an excellent example of the same.

    The list is handy and daresay quite useful too.

    • Tej

      Hey Josh,

      Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments. I agree, it’s really interesting what you can find out when you are looking to solve a problem. I would have never thought twice about using a coffee filter other than for brewing coffee before I tried to solve my problem.



  3. Jerry

    Hi Tej, this is very useful information. I never thought about so many uses for coffee filters. From reading your article they must have great absorbing capacity of fluids, although you do not want them leaking, except when making coffee! I am certainly going to try out some of your suggestions.

    • Tej

      Hi Jerry. Thanks for visiting my web site. You are right in that they have a lot of absorbing capacity. They are great for cleaning up any grease left over from cooking or even wiping away liquids that have spilled onto the counter or the floor.

  4. Muziwakhe

    I am big coffee drink, so I always have coffee filters in the house. I never ever real thought of other ways I could use a coffee filter other than as a… coffee filter. The best uses has to be to as a food holder for popcorn, chips and other snacks and a microwave cover for when you are warming up you food or coffee.

    • Tej

      Thank you for dropping by my website. I totally agree – just last night I was craving a late night snack and made popcorn. I put my snack into a coffee filter. It’s very practical, especially if you have young kids around. It doesn’t matter how many times they drop a coffee filter filled with a snack. You can always place more fresh snacks into a new coffee filter.

  5. lilywong

    I love lifehacks like these. 🙂 And yes, I do have a lot of leftover coffee filters. I am really glad to find that I have many ways to use them around the house. I particularly like number 5 about catching ice cream drips and also using it as a tissue – never thought to use them this way! And the one about making an air freshener – that’s genius! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Linda

    Hi Tej,
    Who knew coffee filters could be so useful 🙂 Very creative ideas! Coffee filters are an item that most of us have on hand all the time. I particularly like the ideas for using them as bowls for snacks or ingredients. Like many folks, I’m not excited about the cleanup process. So I can put these handy tips to use right away!

    • Tej

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for dropping by. I too was surprised by all the uses of coffee filters and there are so many more, like you mentioned it’s just a matter of being creative. 🙂

      Glad to hear that you were able to make use of some of these tips. Have a great day!

  7. Gabriela

    I once saw a photo of a Christmas tree made of coffee filters and kind of thought this would be something like that but it’s totally different IN A GOOD WAY. These are actually useful ways to use something as dirt cheap as coffee filters. They’re all great ideas! Such a cute idea for an article.

  8. Cathy

    Hey Tej, these ideas are so cool! Who would have thought about using them as lids, cleaning glasses and polishing your shoe (does this really work?)

    I used to throw away coffee filters when they turn brown – the outcome when you buy too many of them in bulk. Now I am going to use your ideas and amaze my family. I am sure this will save me a few dollars of Kleenex too.

    Thank you so much!

    • Tej

      Hey Cathy,

      Glad you found the article helpful. 🙂

      I’m noticing that even I’m starting to do these things naturally now – something that I wouldn’t have done or even thought of doing before researching the different use for coffee filters.

      Thanks for dropping by and for your comments.

  9. Netta

    Hey Tej:

    Great post. I love the multitude of ways you’ve re-purposed coffee filters. A friend of mine also uses them to make assorted crafts — they make great angel wings and skirts, and I think she’s folded them into tufts for giant paper flowers. Those were way cool.

    I am going to try the shoe-shine thing. That one’s new to me….

    • Tej

      Hey Netta,

      Glad you liked the post. 🙂

      I really like the idea to use coffee filters to make assorted crafts – really cool. My daughter really loves arts and crafts so I think I we’ll try making the angel wings.

      Thanks for dropping by.

  10. Don Franks

    Wow. Very impressive list of uses. I was thinking a dust mask, but you would have to hold it over your nose and mouth. I don’t know how effective that would be or how often you would use it for that. As more ideas are submitted or if you think of more, will you be adding it to this post?

    • Tej

      Hi Don,

      I’ve never thought of a dust mask but I can see how that works. 🙂

      Glad you liked the post. I think that’s a good idea, if more ideas are submitted or if I can think of more – I will be sure to add them to this post.

      Have a great evening!


  11. Jim

    I would never have thought that these mundane items were so incredibly versatile! Some of the suggestions are really very clever.

    I think that I’ll keep three or four in my car in future. Avoiding spills is always problematic! Using them as a microwave cover is another good one.

    Thanks for sharing these clever ideas!

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