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11 Surprising Uses for Eggshells (Slideshow)

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5. Sweeten Coffee. No, really! Put some crushed eggshells in the coffee filter to cut down on that bitterness. Who needs sugar anyway?

6. Make “golden” chocolate-filled easter eggs! Delicious and pretty —  just in time for easter! Click here for detailed instructions.

7…. Or Try This Custard-Filled Recipe. Or cupcakes. Or brownies. They all look mighty tasty, and, these recipes sure seem like a great way to test how your strong your motor skills are!

See Also: 16 Ways to Use Asparagus

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:32PM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

Thank you!

1:05AM PST on Jan 26, 2014

It sounds to good to be true. Eggshells make my laundry whiter? Hmmm
I will try it out.

5:05AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Whiten my clothes with the shells. Great idea.

11:18AM PST on Jan 18, 2014


6:25PM PST on Jan 17, 2014

Yes, keep eating and using eggs! Who cares about male chicks being ground up alive, right?

Shake my head... Humans are hopeless.

11:01PM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Thanks for the ideas.

2:16AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Great, thanks!

11:31PM PST on Dec 20, 2013

My father's plumber said never put eggshells down the garbage disposal.

12:56PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Some tips I do already and I see a few I didn't know. Thanks for posting.

10:31AM PST on Dec 4, 2013

missed the #1 use! Add them to birdfeeders in the late winter and spring! - due to pesticide use songbird eggs are thinner and thinner. The mama bird will actually leach calcium from her own bones to create the eggs. Songbirds need the extra calcium during egg-laying season.
I do not eat a lot of eggs, so I wash, dry and crush all my shells into jars and distribute to my bird-feeding friends.

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