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Old 09-20-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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And I really want to deep fry! Had some crispy, deep fried, gyoza at a restaurant a few weeks ago. So delicious. Got some from trader joe's and want to fry them up but don't want to be bothered with the oil afterwards. Here we have two options. Let the oil cool, put it into a container with a lid, and put the container in the garbage can. Or take containers to the city-run office that accepts used cooking oils and let them do whatever they do with it. During the holidays they make a point of mailing out announcements to everyone saying bring used grease and cooking oils to them.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I feed it to my dogs.

Not all at once.

When I "deep fry" I only use oil halfway up the food, then turn the food over to do the other side. That works fine. No need to put oil 6 inches deep in the pan.

You can filter the oil and store it in the fridge and reuse it. I don't fry often enough to make that worth the trouble.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Never, EVER pour it down the drain! EVER! I use paper towels to absorb the used oil, and then it goes in the trash. If I have a GREAT quantity, I will let it cool, pour it in an old coffee can (yes, I save them for this purpose), put the top on and trash it!

I do reuse some shortening for potatoes/bread etc....non-meat items. You can get many uses from that. But I use crisco shortening for that...not oil.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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The last time I accompanied Mr C to our local recycling center, I noticed a sign for "Recycle Cooking Oils here".

I did not know that they offered this. We do as others, catch in one of those oil bags within a container, then trash it. Never down the drain/s.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Never, EVER pour it down the drain! EVER! I use paper towels to absorb the used oil, and then it goes in the trash. If I have a GREAT quantity, I will let it cool, pour it in an old coffee can (yes, I save them for this purpose), put the top on and trash it!

I do reuse some shortening for potatoes/bread etc....non-meat items. You can get many uses from that. But I use crisco shortening for that...not oil.


That's what I do. I don't do any deep frying, so I don't even have that much, anyway.

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Old 09-21-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Use an empty tin coffee can.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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After frying something, how should one dispose the oil? It's not good to dump it in the sink, how about the toilet?
I don't use cooking oil that has to be dumped - I use olive oil and that just absorbs into the food or whatever is left, I wipe out with a paper towel. When I fry bacon, I usually save the grease in a can and use it for future cooking. If I don't, I'll take it outside while still liquid and pour it into the edge of the woods or on the gravel.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:42 PM
 
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As others have said, it should go in the trash. Putting it down the drain can clog your pipes or sewer mains.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:31 AM
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The last time I accompanied Mr C to our local recycling center, I noticed a sign for "Recycle Cooking Oils here".

I did not know that they offered this. We do as others, catch in one of those oil bags within a container, then trash it. Never down the drain/s.
I'll have to see if my recycling center has that. I know they have a spot for motor oil.

I normally wipe out my pan with a paper towel and throw away. If it is a lot of oil I pour into a container or plastic bag, after it has cooled, and throw away.


I do have a jar of bacon grease in the fridge.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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I'll have to see if my recycling center has that. I know they have a spot for motor oil.

I normally wipe out my pan with a paper towel and throw away. If it is a lot of oil I pour into a container or plastic bag, after it has cooled, and throw away.


I do have a jar of bacon grease in the fridge.
I have a few containers of grease too ...I use in slow cookers and insta pot as a starting sauce.... excellent concentrated flavors
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