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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tip Of The Day: Disposing Of Leftover Cooking Grease

What do you do with that little bit of left over Cooking Grease? Whether it be from frying some chicken or searing some meat for the oven... DON'T pour it down the drain!!

If you pour grease down the drain you are only looking for some long term trouble. The grease will solidify as it goes down the pipes and into the outside sewer systems. What happens when that happens? The grease will coat the insides of the drain and field pipes. This is a even bigger NO NO for septic systems. After build up your start getting back ups.

The best way to get rid of the grease is to lay a couple paper towels in the pan. Let it sit a couple minutes and then with a pair of tongs wipe out the pan and dispose the toweling in the garbage can.

You can then wash out the pan with very little grease left on the surface.

Back in the "old" days you never threw out the grease. The housewives would pour the leftover grease into a grease canister. The canister had a strainer into so it would drain out the bits and pieces of food. They would remove the strainer to use the strained oil for cooking.

We have came a long way baby since then!

Happy Cooking ;)

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is a great tip. I always through it down the drain but I would use real hot water and vinegar and dish detergent but I'm going to use your tip.



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