Coffee filters are inexpensive and can be a very useful in the kitchen in ways other than making coffee. Just take a look!
1. Make your Own Greek-Style Yogurt
Greek-style yogurt is expensive compared to regular yogurt. Using a coffee filter you can drain the whey from regular yogurt and get the same thick and rich texture of a Greek style yogurt.
Place a fine mesh steel strainer over a bowl. Line the strainer with a coffee filter and spoon regular plain non-fat or low-fat yogurt into a coffee filter. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge overnight.
2. Make a Bouquet Garni
Bouquet garni is a French term for a bunch of herbs tied together, and is used to flavour soups or stocks. It's usually made with cheesecloth, but if you don't have any on hand, use a coffee filter. Fresh herbs can dramatically add a hit of fragrance and freshness to sauces, stews, stock and soups. Using a coffee filter makes it simple!
Place whatever fresh herbs you'd like into a coffee filter and tie with a piece of butcher's twine.
3. Eliminate Cork from Wine
We've all done it. Opened a bottle of wine and broke the cork, or discovered a dried cork. Use a coffee filter to filter out the pieces of cork.
Place a coffee filter inside a wine glass, fold the excess filter over the outside of the glass to keep it in place and pour. The coffee filter will collect broken pieces of cork.
4. Protect Your China and Dishes
Coffee filters can help protect your china and dishes. Place coffee filters in between dishes to prevent scratches while being stored.