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Do you pour cooking oil down the kitchen drain when you're finished with it? I'm wondering if it is a good idea to continue doing this. My shower drain often drains very slowly. I was wondering if I should throw this oil from frying onions into the garbage can instead???.....
 
Posts: 2407 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Never, never throw grease down the drains. It will clog drains, no matter how much water you run. An analogy would be clogged up arteries- excess fatty food turning into sludge cholesterol. I keep a small disposable container in my refrigerator to pour grease into. Every 2-3 weeks I put in trash and start a new one. We don't do much frying, just occasionally.
 
Posts: 3110 | Location: Michigan and sw Florida | Registered: May 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A big emphatic NO!
I generally pour it into a can, styrofoam cup, etc. The best is an empty jar or bottle and I can then screw the lid back on before tossing.
 
Posts: 16989 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another big NO!!!! Reasons already stated.


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Posts: 6548 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another NO!

Pour into an old container and freeze. Take out on garbage day.


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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I also wipe out greasy pans with a paper towel before washing to avoid getting grease down the drains. The grease itself may stay liquid but it coats the drain and is sticky and all sorts of things will stick to it and clog the drain.
 
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THANK YOU!!!!! XOXOX
 
Posts: 2407 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Also Waverider it is a good idea to pour a kettle full of boiling water down your drains every month. And maybe every six months put a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar Let that set for 1/2 hour then follow with a the boiling water.

This keeps your drains trouble free!
 
Posts: 12538 | Registered: Jun 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We cook non stick with VERY little oil and I don't fry things in oil. But large amounts, should be disposed of, elsewhere than the kitchen sink, as others have mentioned.

However ground meat (even the very lean, which I buy) leaves some grease behind.
When I strain/drain it in the sink, I run COLD water at the same time while using the disposal. Never have had a drain issue because of that. (knock on wood)
 
Posts: 9604 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I keep am old coffee can under the sink which I drain all grease into and toss it when I get another can or anything with a lid. My mother did that and one time when she was sick my dad, who never cooked, used that oil for frying something. That was back in the day when no one got sick doing stupid things like that.
 
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No grease down the drain! hehe I have a septic tank and we always pour it in an airtight container, wrap it up and throw in garbage.


Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye
 
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