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Old 12-11-2004, 12:12 PM   #21
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Changing Deep Fryer Oil

We go through "phases" around here with the deepfryer. Sometimes we use it nonstop for a few days and other times it will sit in the cupboard for a few months before being used.

Usually what I do is: When I take it out, I change the oil and clean it. If I am only making french fries or chip fries, I will leave it. Once I cook chicken in it, it gets changed. It does change the flavour of anything else being cooked after the chicken.

That Chinese restaurant sounds wonderful! I wish we had something like that around here, maybe we do and I just haven't heard of it.

Thank you for your take on the subject! :D
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Old 12-12-2004, 03:29 PM   #22
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here's a question I don't think I've seen answered yet - how do you dispose of the oil you've used once or 20 times?

I don't use a deep fryer, but I pour off any fat that I don't intend to use further (roux, gravy, etc) into a empty coffee can with a lid under the sink. When it's full, I freeze it, wrap in a couple of plastic grocery bags, and toss on garbage collection day so it doesn't have a chance to melt in my trash can.

I keep a separate smaller can for bacon grease only in the fridge that I use for making cornbread and other goodies.
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Old 12-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #23
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I just take used oil to work and dump it in the used oil drum! Not sure if it's a good idea but the boss said it's okay!
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:34 PM   #24
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mudbug,

re: disposing of used fry oil

I let the oil cool until I can put it back in the bottle it came in, and when it's too dirty to use again, I just toss it in the trash. There's nothing wrong with that. I toss cans of bacon grease in the trash, too.

I have a well-used Fry Daddy and would love to have a new fryer. And a new blender and a new food processor and a new trash compactor .....


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Old 12-12-2004, 07:31 PM   #25
 
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I toss cans of bacon grease in the trash, too.

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Old 12-12-2004, 07:36 PM   #26
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Well, now hold on a second here. I DO save some bacon grease in the freezer, along with chicken fat and beef fat, but one can only have so much before one tosses some.

I had an Irish friend who only made her grilled cheese sandwiches on a cast iron pan, using schmaltz instead of butter. I've tried it and it's great, but I prefer my grilled cheese sandwiches in butter.

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Old 12-13-2004, 12:14 PM   #27
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LOL! Careful about tossing the bacon grease! Choc and I might break into your house SWAT team-style and rescue the bacon grease before it hits the trash! BTW, made country gravy with bacon grease the other day, mmmm...! Who needs bisquits? Gimme a spoon!
I have a Fry Daddy too but it doesn't get a whole lot of use. I'm trying to get down to my "ideal" weight again (and again and again ad infinitum.) I've never had a problem with it, tho.
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Old 12-18-2004, 02:26 PM   #28
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how do you dispose of the oil you've used once or 20 times?

I pour off any fat that I don't intend to use further (roux, gravy, etc) into a empty coffee can with a lid under the sink. When it's full, I freeze it, wrap in a couple of plastic grocery bags, and toss on garbage collection day so it doesn't have a chance to melt in my trash can.

I keep a separate smaller can for bacon grease only in the fridge that I use for making cornbread and other goodies.
That is EXACTLY what I do as well, mudbug. My mom told me about using coffee cans when I was a teenager and it stuck. I also have a small container that I put bacon grease into for cooking.
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Old 12-27-2004, 04:04 PM   #29
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I really hope y'all don't object to me jumping right in here and posting all over God's creation like I am. I just found this site yesterday while looking for a new place to play that acutally cares about cooking and food. Spryte, shame on you for not telling me about it! :P

Some of you know me from FoodTV and/or other forums, some of you don't know me but may have heard of me (I am quite outspoken and a bit irrevrent) and the rest of you don't know me from Adam and probably couldn't really care less if you did or not.

That said, I own a Phillips deep fryer I got for Christmas from my son, Plague of Locusts, two years ago, and I use it all the time for french fries, chicken, Monte Cristos, and just about anything else that needs deep frying. I have even been known to deep fry hot dogs when in a hurry.

I use nothing but purre Canola oil in it, so it is healthy deep frying, sort of, and when the oil wears out and/or the unit needs a good cleaning, I pour the used oil into empty Ovaltine jars and toss it in the trash. It was much easier when Ovaltine came in glass jars, of course, because now I have to wait for the oil to cool so the jars don't melt. :)
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