Originally Posted by taxlady
Pac, do you refrigerate the used oil or leave it out?
I leave it out... more or less.
When the deep fryer cools I stick it in the oven (that I rarely use). It has a mesh lid, so it can "breathe" if necessary. I'd like to get a strainer/container system, but it seems they all get poor reviews and I would need two to hold all the oil I use.
I haven't used it for several months, so I'd have to give the oil a looksee, but if it looks fine, there aren't a lot of "crumbs" on the bottom and it doesn't smell rancid, that's good enough for me. It's not like I'm drizzling it on a salad
Actually I just bought a laser thermometer I hope I can use for the oil temp, since something happened to my candy thermometer and my Thermapen has been iffy, too.