We recently purchased this super simple one cup drip coffee maker, for a whopping $2.95, to solve the Hubby’s desire for the occasional cup of cheap Joe. Its simple and straightforward, works like a charm and cost less than a trip to Starbucks. Even better, I love it when a kitchen gadget can be repurposed for double duty, eliminating the need for yet another gadgety solution.
After frying up some delicious Orange Flavored Chicken from scratch I wanted to filter and save the fry oil for another day (my biggest issue with deep drying is needlessly wasting all that oil) but didn’t have the time to stand there holding a cheesecloth lined colander over a tupperware bowl. Adding a Pyrex measuring cup to the CoffeeDripper left my hands free and made it easier to pour the oil back into it’s original bottle rather than using another easy to spill container. And yes, I have spilled an entire tub of oil in my fridge and it ain’t fun to sop up three cups of oil from between the goods.