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How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

Posted by albert_135 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 6, 13 at 14:43

I often have a skillet with some bacon grease, perhaps a couple of spoons full, too much to comfortably pour into a sink or a plastic lined trash can. I can soak it up with a few paper towels. Is that the best way to go?


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

That is what I do. I used to keep it in a jar or something and just throw the jar and all away when full. That wouldn't work so well with today's plastic jars. I think the paper towel is best. I usually throw that straight into the trash cart because of the smell. It smells so good while cooking, but not so good later. LOL


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

Never ever down the drain!

I keep a jar for grease. There are plenty of glass jars still available. Then wipe with a paper towel.


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

I know there are glass jars but not small ones or ones that I want to throw away. Paper towels is the cleanest way to dispose of grease.


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

Paper towel, then into garbage.A small amount of organic material isn't going to pollute or ruin a landfill. Don't pour grease down the drain- you'll pay plenty when you have to call in a plumber.

This post was edited by jannie on Sat, Dec 7, 13 at 9:03


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

I used to put it in an empty cat food tin, then toss it. But now I keep the grease in a small jar in the frig, and use it in my homemade bread. I wish I had all the grease that I tossed out. We don't eat bacon much at all.


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

Jasdip, we used to save it to cook things like home grown green beans and added some onions. Also to make breakfast gravy if we didn't fry bacon or sausage. Very good. I don't cook anymore except for an occasional breakfast, so no point in saving it.


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RE: How should I clean just a small amount of grease from a pan.

I keep a large can(like the size of chunky soup) on my freezer door and once it's full, I throw the whole thing in the trash come trash day. I also keep a small can that's been washed thoroughly that I only put bacon grease to use for cooking. I keep this in my freezer also. That way when I need bacon grease, I don't have to cook bacon which I may or may not have at the time.


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