Use A Damp Coffee Filter To Prevent Splatters In The Microwave

Use A Damp Coffee Filter To Prevent Splatters In The Microwave

Coffee filters are versatile tools. They de-stink your shoes and clean your LCD screens. As points out, they also do wonders for containing messes in the microwave.Photo by Vanilla and Lace.

All you need is a damp-to-wet coffee filter placed over a bowl, plate or other dish:

Keep the microwave clean by covering food with coffee filters. It’s safer than using plastic wrap and keeps the splatters to a minimum. If I do get splatters, I put a wet filter in the microwave, turn it on for 15 seconds and then wipe the softened foodstuff off with the wet filter. Wait until the filter cools off a bit, first.

If some splatters manage to pass through your makeshift barrier, you can just use the filter to wipe them off.

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  • Hmm, I keep a cheap $2.00 plastic microwave cover on hand much less dithering around and all you have to do is rinse it off after. Perfect for things like baked beans, that will splode all over the place and no coffee filter will solve that problem.#]

  • @EckyThump: Agreed – I mean that’s what they’re for right?

    @Angus: ‘proper’ microwave covers have ventilation holes etc. which prevents the saucer jiggling about and what-not as pressure builds up in the bowl.

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