What Cooking Oil Filter Should Be Used for the Reuse of Oil?


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Cooking oil can be filtered through a regular coffee filter for reuse. Cheesecloth can also be used for this purpose. J. Kenji López-Alt of the Food Lab recommends skimming off large particles with an oil skimmer and filtering the oil through a fine mesh strainer for storage and reuse.

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Cooking oil can be reused until it develops a foam on the top and turns a dark, murky color. It can also start smoking at low temperatures, and it may smell fishy when it needs to be replaced. Removing as much particulate matter as possible by filtering prolongs the lifespan of cooking oil.

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