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straining deep fat fryer oil

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What do you use to strain your oil? I have used one of the battery powered units and was not real impressed, I have also used the cone filters. I am going to be buying another system (the battery powered pump went badd) I have not been impressed with the amount of time it takes to strain the battery operated ones or the clean up time.

Just looking for advice before I purchase another system, but am leaning towards the manual filter system.....seems quicker and easier.

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A great big funnel and some cheese cloth is about the fastest method and that way you can chuck the cheese cloth and only have to wash the funnel.

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Hey eyemaster, I strain my oil into a funnel that's lined with an automotive paint filter! They're clean, and the temp of the oil during the next frying kills any bacteria, they don't release strings or things. I've been doing this for the last 13-14 years and I'm still here to tell you about it. Stop into your local auto parts store (the kind that sells paint to body shops) and ask for some paint filters/ strainers. My local shop gives me 30 or 35 at a time, no charge. Phred52

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When straining your oil this way, let me see if i am getting this right, after your done cooking, you let it cool down some then strain from your cooker thru the filter in the funnel to holders of some sort, gallon jugs or whatever and then how do you store it, if you doing it like i think do you put in the freezer or fridge?

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I strain mine and put it back in the same container it came from and store it in the fridge

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Boilerguy passed on the pantyhose tip in this forum once, and it's worked for me. Might have to try the automotive paint filter.

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Yep, The paint filter works great and then into the fridge. The oil will last a long time providing you don't overheat it and break it down. Phred52

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