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Old 03-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Oil Strainer from Automotive Section.

I came up with an idea the other day to strain my fryer oil. I bought a funnel with a screen in it from the Automotive section at a local dept store. I waited until the next morning for the oil to be cooled before pouring it back in the plastic bottle it came in. The funnel worked like a charm. There wasn't a speck of anything in the oil. It also comes apart for easy cleaning. Not bad for 6 bucks. It is clear plastic, and the oil was cool, so it should be safe to use... What do you think?

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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My only hesitation is if it is food grade plastic...other than that...good thinking!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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To tell you honestly, it seems like the same soft plastic you would get margarine in large flat containers. I can't see it being any different than the plastic containers you buy at Wally world or the dollar store. Has a recycle logo on it. I figure if the oil is room temperature .....
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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To tell you honestly, it seems like the same soft plastic you would get margarine in large flat containers. I can't see it being any different than the plastic containers you buy at Wally world or the dollar store. Has a recycle logo on it. I figure if the oil is room temperature .....
Just let us know if your eyes change color or you grow that third arm
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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Good idea, Roch. I use a big funnel with a handkerchief as a filter.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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Good thinking. Way to think outside the box.
I wouldn't be concerned if it was food grade unless I was storing oil in it, PF. But then people used to say my eyes used to be blue
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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Good thinking. Way to think outside the box.
I wouldn't be concerned if it was food grade unless I was storing oil in it, PF. But then people used to say my eyes used to be blue
And I see you scratching behind your ear with a third arm...
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And I see you scratching behind your ear with a third arm...
You only THINK that's my ear
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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rock, maybe k&n makes a washable filter to fit your oil funnel.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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I use one of those every day at work! Since I deal with clean compressor oil, I took the screen out. I'll have to get a new one for the kitchen. Thanks.
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