You are not alone if you like bacon with your eggs, French fries, fresh doughnuts, and deep-fried turkey. Deep-fried foods are popular because they are full of flavour and let’s be honest, just plain delicious. However, frying makes a mess in the kitchen. When the frying is over, you may wonder where to put the cooking oil or grease. The answer is in the sink. Animal fat and cooking oil can clog your pipes. When it travels further, it damages septic systems and clogs municipal pipes. Grease left on dishes can clog up the dishwasher drain and can increase the additional cost of hiring a plumber on the Gold Coast. Cooking oil is good for a few months, but if it goes bad or you don’t need it anymore, you can get rid of it safely and easily.

Some of the methods to dispose of leftover grease and oil

Use cooking oil again

You can keep the cooking oil to use again if you plan to deep-fried shortly or fry meals frequently. To remove any particles or crumbs, strain the oil over a coffee filter or several layers of cheesecloth. Then pour it into an airtight container and keep it somewhere dark until you’re ready to use it. It’s vital to keep in mind that you should only use oil once or twice. Before using it, give it a sniff; if it smells bad, toss it out.

Put into a disposable container

Allow the oil or grease to cool completely before pouring it into a non-recyclable container with a cover and disposing of it in the trash. Cardboard milk cartons or plastic-lined paper containers are common non-recyclable containers that perform well.

Let it cool until it is solid

If you want to toss it away, you’ll need to solidify the oil by freezing or refrigerating it beforehand. Fill an old can with the oil and store it in the freezer or refrigerator. The oil is ready to be thrown away once it has solidified enough to come out of the can in one piece. Pour the oil or grease into a mug and place it in the fridge if you have less than a cup. When it has solidified, scoop it out with a spoon and toss it in the trash. 

Dispose of small amounts in the Trash

You can properly dispose of a small amount of oil or grease in a half-full plastic garbage bag. Just make sure the frying oil is completely cool before closing the bag. Food scraps, paper towels, and other absorbent materials help keep the oil contained so that it doesn’t pool at the bottom of the bag and leak.

Get a grease disposal system

If you do a lot of frying, a grease disposal system kit with a plastic receptacle and foil-lined bags containing up to 32 ounces of oil would be a good idea. Fill a bag with the cooled oil and place it in the container. Seal it and toss it in the trash when the bag is filled.

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