How to reboil the oil?
February 2, 2011 6:36 PM Subscribe
How can I safely reuse cooking oil?
posted by ignignokt to food & drink (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
has a couple of biochemists weighing in that the reusing of cooking oil can be safe. However, I would like to know:
1. How do I go about doing this? An answer to that previous thread mention straining the used oil with a coffee filter. The others are less specific. Is the coffee filter the best way to do this? It seems like it could be pretty time-consuming and messy.
2. Is it OK to store the oil in a coffee can at room temperature if I don't have the container the oil came in? Or does it need to be in an airtight jar?
3. Generally, how many times can I reuse it? There's advice about it darkening, but I'm not great at know when dark is too dark.
I usually have oil or grease that I feel bad about throwing out after frying chicken or making bacon, if that affects matters.