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Used Cooking Oil
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:51:56 »
Just wondering does anyone dispose of their used cooking oil on their allotment ?

I understand it is not really advised to add to a compost heap as it slows down rotting by preventing air getting to the material
Also I guess it would attract rats etc if used straight onto the soil.
 
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Used Cooking Oil
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:51:56 »

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Re: Used Cooking Oil
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 14:13:41 »
i use it to paint fences and sheds works a treat also as bonfire starter all good
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Re: Used Cooking Oil
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 15:55:07 »
I run my landrover on it.
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Re: Used Cooking Oil
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 19:43:15 »
i use it to paint fences and sheds works a treat also as bonfire starter all good

That's a great idea - I don't have fences and my shed is so old it was creosoted very thoroughly "old-school" before I got it, but I do have raised beds - and most of the wood came (and still comes) from skips - and most of that dates back before tannalising was standard.

I would benefit from using a sustainable preservative on the side in contact with the soil - cooking oil fits the bill - but I'm too lazy to paint it - I need to make a 2.5m x 20cm trench lined with plastic so I can soak my next batch of replacement timbers. It will need a good cover too (in this weather...).

I might even eat healthier from not re-using the oil until it's brown - now there's a way to not waste it.

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Re: Used Cooking Oil
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 20:34:37 »
Or you could stop deep frying.

Or change to one of the more modern fryers that use much less oil.

Or when the oil starts to age switch to using it up in small amounts by shallow frying.

But in any event I applaud your efforts to put it to good use rather than simply throwing it.
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Re: Used Cooking Oil
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 09:37:30 »
Or you could stop deep frying.

Or change to one of the more modern fryers that use much less oil.

Or when the oil starts to age switch to using it up in small amounts by shallow frying.

But in any event I applaud your efforts to put it to good use rather than simply throwing it.

Good advice indeed

I do not actually deep fry as such in my case it was looking for an alternative solution to putting it in a jar and landfill so both could be recycled
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