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View Poll Results: Used cooking oil/fat disposal...
Down the sink. 1 5.26%
Pour it into something and bin it. 13 68.42%
Create some kind of 'shake for the kids. 0 0%
Use it to fuel your vehicle(s) of an "agricultural" nature. 0 0%
Filter/re-use 0 0%
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Cooking Fat!

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What do you do with oil/fat after cooking with it?
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Small amounts soaked up with kitchen roll, larger amounts (rare as we don't often deep fry anything) go into something suitable for binning.

I have had cause over the years to berate MrsJim for washing it down the sink though
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Don't cook in fat. Olive oil for the odd stiry fry. Eggs are poached.

Fat from cooking (like chicken or lamb) is binned.
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Fair point. I hadn't made the distinction! We don't use lard type solid fat either. Olive, Groundnut, Sunflower, Sesame and the ubiquitous Vegetable are in my cupboard.

Sesame is good for stir frying. You shouldn't use olive oil for that as it breaks down at the higher temperatures used in stir frying. At least that's what I was told years ago and it stuck.
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I use beef dripping for roasties and chips :smug:
I change it every few weeks, normally tip the old stuff in a pop or squash bottle and bin it
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I use beef dripping for roasties and chips :smug:
I change it every few weeks, normally tip the old stuff in a pop or squash bottle and bin it
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Real roasties must be done in lard. then re-used until it is full of crud.
Wife used to just use it once and bin it, I taught her the ways of the wise, and tight, Jock and now she is a convert also.
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I use beef dripping too, chips just don't taste right fried in anything else. I use an electric deep frier and when it's time to change the fat I just switch it on briefly to melt the edges, then tip the lump into the bin. I hate the way vegetable oils turn into a sticky mess which is virtually impossible to clean off the frier - yuk. If dripping's good enough for our local Chippie it's good enough for me .
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I do very little cooking, and I wouldn't be producing large amounts of oil/fat even if I did.

But if I did, I'd like to think I would do the right thing and bottle it up, and then dispose of it down the local recycling centre. I have no idea whether it should go into the big vat of engine oil so I would ask the nice man in the hi-visibility vest.
 
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Compost bin

The worms seem to love the stuff !
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Don't cook in fat. Olive oil for the odd stiry fry. Eggs are poached.

Fat from cooking (like chicken or lamb) is binned.
try leaving the juice off the roast to settle,the fat will rise to the top,skim it off and mix with plain flour(a roux)then make up the juice if you need to with water warm through and add slowly to the roux stirring over heat till it thickens to the correct consistenceyadd some seasoning and gravy browning,contrary to popular belief bisto was not the original way to make gravy,whatever the roast the fat is full of flavour,don,t waste the flavour!(Gordon Ramsey moment over)
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Don't cook with oil

Hi

I don't cook with enough oil to need to dispose of it other than put the pan in the dishwasher and as for fat, don't cook food with that much nasty fat in it.
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Welcome Sharpy63!

Interesting choice of 1st post topic!


What about when cooking a nice bit of duck?
No added fat there, but plenty to dispose of after cooking.
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Thanks. Was looking round the forums and found the voting page

Love duck - visit France a lot (La Ciotat) as company is French but never cooked at home. Shocking!! Must try!
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Having burned my arm cleaning a drain out with caustic soda, everyone in the house is well drilled in disposal techniques. Every now and then the drain gets a bit sluggish and I ask the question, and am typically met with evasive glances.
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