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17 Ways To Reuse 3 Common Disposable Kitchen Items
 Disposable products might save you time in the kitchen, but there are many ways to give items — such as aluminum foil, delivery containers, and throwaway utensils — second, third, and even fourth lives before recycling. Use some of the tips below to save money–and help the environment. Grandma would be so proud!

 Aluminum foil: foil

1. Keep Pie Crusts from Burning: Cover pie crusts in aluminum foil until the final minutes of baking.

2. Line a Roasting Pan: There’s no need to use new foil to line roasting pans or the bottom of the oven.

3. Soften Brown Sugar: Wrap the sugar in aluminum foil and put it in a 300 degree oven to help break it up.

4. Grill Aid: Lay a sheet of foil over the grill for ten minutes to concentrate the grill heat for dramatic grill marks.

5. Help Scrub: Use scrunched up aluminum foil to fight caked on grease on your grill, stove top, pots, pans, and oven racks.

6. Sharpen Scissors and

Garden Shears: Fold foil into a square and cut it about ten times to sharpen the edges of dull scissors.

Chopsticks:chop sticks for grilling

1. Skewer Food: Soak chopsticks in water for fifteen minutes before using them to grill speared meat and veggies.

2. Use as a Stirrer: Chopsticks can be used to stir while cooking or as drink stirrers.

3. Use as a Popsicle stick.

4. Help dry plates: Layer them between stacked wet dishes to help them dry.

5. Level off measured dry ingredients: Use chopsticks rather than a knife.

6. Toast marshmallows.

7. Brace Your Plants: Stick a chopstick into the soil next to a floppy plant to give it support.

Coffee Filters: coffee-filter-compost

1. Use as cupcake pan liners. Be sure to use with recipes that pair well with a little coffee flavor.

2. Use as tea bags. Fill 3″ squares of coffee filters with loose tea and sew or hand-stitch to close.

3. Polish shoes. Use damp coffee filters to polish dark brown shoes.

4. Strain wine. Use as a filter when you have cork pieces in your wine.

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