Coffee Filters for Small Servings

A great use for coffee filters are single serving plates for chips (or anything that is not moist or leaky) for kids. This is especially handy in a group or class, and combines easy clean-up with much less waste than a regular plastic or paper plate.

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April 16, 20100 found this helpful

This is a good idea and much cheaper than paper or styrofoam plates (not good for the environment).

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April 16, 20100 found this helpful

Those half-size or "choose-a-size" paper towels work, too... using plastic saucers would be even better for those small, non-sloppy servings, though, because it's "greener. "

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May 12, 2009 Flag

The other day my friend was over and we were having pizza for the eight kids. When I realized there was no paper towels or paper plates, we used coffee filters and they worked wonderfully. I then realized you could use them for all kinds of things, popcorn, chips, M and M's (they won't roll off the paper). I also let the kids draw on them with washable markers. Then lightly spritz them with water, and watch the colors combine. Hope you enjoy this tip.

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Coffee filters work awesome for tacos and hot dogs, especially when eating at an outside venue. Also, they come in handy for holding fruit slices as they are absorbent. (10/24/2007)

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Coffee Filters for Small Servings

Coffee filters also work great for cleaning glass! (01/25/2008)

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October 23, 2007 Flag

If you like to use paper plates a lot for snacks, here's a great frugal substitute. Use coffee filters instead. They're great for portioning out snacks for yourself or for your kids. They're easier and cheaper than using paper plates for things like a hot dog. It's also a great way to portion control snack sizes, especially if you're trying to cut back and lose some weight.

By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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Coffee Filters For Small Servings

Love those coffee filters! I fold one in half to wrap around popsicle sticks. They are absorbent and will keep popsicle gunk from running down little arms.
I also take out a couple from the package to use when I am preparing meat or chicken so as to have something to grip the faucets for multiple hand washings. (08/16/2007)

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