Storing Fryer Oil

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alpaschall
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Storing Fryer Oil - Wed, 05/1/13 2:16 PM
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Does anyone know of a source of metal cans that I can use to store my frying oil between uses?  It takes so long to cool down to get into plastic buckets or cans I thought a food grade metal can might be better.
 
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Re:Storing Fryer Oil - Wed, 05/1/13 2:55 PM
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Use a stock pot, cover with plastic & foil, let it ride in the sink.

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Re:Storing Fryer Oil - Wed, 05/1/13 3:17 PM
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I dont fry anymore, but this is my 2c from experience when I did..
Hard pipe the drain to a stainless tank under the counter, allow air space on all sides. You will also need a vent pipe. from the tank,  pipe to the outside. Once you close up, open the fryer valve and drain the grease into the holding tank. Once you get to a point open the outside valve to filter the grease and re bottle it to use again. Up front cost, but so easy later.

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Re:Storing Fryer Oil - Wed, 05/1/13 7:03 PM
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I wonder if they make pressure cookers large enough, or something steel construction pot with a heat resistant gasket lid.
Similar to RKG's suggestion, I wonder if you could get a stainless steel container fabricated locally. Something that obviously would not melt or affect other materials it came into contact with when storing hot oil.
Then, like he suggested, when cool, drain and strain and re-use as appropriate.
You might be able to find metal 5 gallon buckets, but I can't imagine what kinds of foods they'd be storing in order to be food safe when you got them.
You could try to modify a large stock tank that is properly buffered from other materials it contacts. The tight fitting lid is the key. Maybe there is some hardware out there that one could affix to a stock pot lid to make it bear down tightly on the pot. Perhaps incorporate a heat resistant gasket or even try to make one with some food safe silicone.
 
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Re:Storing Fryer Oil - Wed, 05/1/13 7:56 PM
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They sell SS drums in 4 5 8 and 10 gallon sizes. Silicone gasket material is rated to 600 f.
 

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Re:Storing Fryer Oil - Thu, 05/2/13 12:54 AM
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I'll say it again, stock pot covered with plastic & foil, let it ride in the sink.
Done this a hundred times. No need to buy specialized single use equipment for something like this.
There is another thread here from a while back on the same subject, it went on and on.

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Re:Storing Fryer Oil - Thu, 05/2/13 8:57 AM
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chefbuba


I'll say it again, stock pot covered with plastic & foil, let it ride in the sink.
Done this a hundred times. No need to buy specialized single use equipment for something like this.
There is another thread here from a while back on the same subject, it went on and on.

 
Nice and easy, wish my sink was big enough.