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Tasting table asks: how do you get rid of cooking oil?

Tasting table asks: how do you get rid of cooking oil?
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When it comes to discarding cooking oil, 39.19% of the respondents to the Tasting Table survey stated that they pour the oil into a separate container and throw it away. Another 31.06% reported that they usually let it cool and then vacuum it up with paper towels before throwing it away. Southern Living reports that these two methods are some of the safest for disposing of oil when you’re done cooking.

Some respondents prefer to recycle – 18.7% say they typically store their oil for reuse at a later date. If you want to follow this disposal method, the best way to do so is to strain the oil, making sure to remove all food debris, then pour it into an airtight container. The recycled oil can then be stored in the refrigerator if you plan to use it soon or in the freezer for up to three or four weeks. Remember that your oil will take on the flavor of the food you’ve cooked in it before, so it’s wise to reuse it for a similar task or for deep-frying.

And last but not least – although it’s not necessarily recommended and can clog your drain – 11.06% of those surveyed said they normally just pour any leftover oil into a kitchen or rain drain to throw it away.

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