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Old 12-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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Huh? I didn't know that dimples could let air escape. Oops, that makes a weird mental picture.


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Old 12-07-2013, 11:47 AM   #12
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I have a funnel just like that. I put a gold coffee filter inside and pour my deep frying oil back into the bottle for storage and so can clean my deep fryer. I have been using it for over ten years ands I am still alive, so I believe you could use the one you have, or buy another one if you have been using your current one for motor oil rather than cooking oil.

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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I have a stainless steel brewer's funnel with a channel in the spout. It's for filling bottles. I also have a glass chemist's funnel with ridges in the body to support filter paper as well as on the spout to allow air to escape from the receiving vessel.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Whiskadoodle View Post
Hmm, In the kitchen the only time I am concerned about air in something is making pickles or canning something. Then I just run a chop stick around inside the jar to work out any possible air bubbles before sealing.

Not sure when else is a concern.
If the funnel doesn't have ridges it blocks the neck of the bottle and the air in the bottle air can't pass out as oil enters it so the oil will stop running through the funnel. The ridges on the funnel allow the air to be displaced by the oil.

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