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Sunflower Oil disposal

With covid meaning we have to cook at home, I've been experimenting with different meals and have just tried fish n chips. Now I have to dispose of the sunflower oil.

How does everyone else get rid of it?

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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

The local trash center has a barrel for used oils, engine or cooking doesn't matter.

Where in ZH are you?
The one in 8600 is here https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Cit...32!4d8.6332845
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

Recycling places quite often have a tank in which one can pour old oil.
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

Ok thanks, the local one will have it then, they have everything else.
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

Let it cool, collect it in a container and dispose it at your local déchetterie where the oil disposal containers are.
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

Look for the nearest collection point on www.recycling-map.ch Usually there's a 200L drum with a funnel, just pour the oil there.



First time I went to dispose of some waste oil from the bicycle I was surprised that all oils are mixed in the same drum: motor oil, cooking oil, etc.
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Look for the nearest collection point on www.recycling-map.ch Usually there's a 200L drum with a funnel, just pour the oil there.



First time I went to dispose of some waste oil from the bicycle I was surprised that all oils are mixed in the same drum: motor oil, cooking oil, etc.
And that points to our local entsorgungspark.
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

My husband developed a yearning for kroket (he’s Dutch). So we got a tfal deep fryer that filters the oil and stores is in a reservoir till the next use. We use the oil maybe 3-4 times, or so.

It’s a great appliance - pretty much everything goes in the dishwasher (after being degreased).

It’s a tfal oleoclean pro, about chf 110. I understand there might be a smaller model too.

Makes great general tso’s chicken (Chinese American, admittedly inauthentic cuisine)


But yeah, there’s an oil recycling drum near us too.

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First time I went to dispose of some waste oil from the bicycle I was surprised that all oils are mixed in the same drum: motor oil, cooking oil, etc.
Interesting.. In the place near me there are separate and clearly marked barrels for different oils. Maybe eventually in the burning facility they mix them anyway...
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

Geneva waste collection centers have one barrel for mineral oil (motor) and another for vegetable oil (cooking).
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Geneva waste collection centers have one barrel for mineral oil (motor) and another for vegetable oil (cooking).
Mineral oils can be cleaned and used to create fresh motor oil or in manufacturing. Vegetable oils need a different recycling process and/or different final reuse.

How it's used varies hugely across countries, cantons and regions, so in some places separation helps to minimise the reprocessing requirements, in others, where it's all going to be used directly as fuel anyway, there is no real need to do so.
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With covid meaning we have to cook at home, I've been experimenting with different meals and have just tried fish n chips. Now I have to dispose of the sunflower oil.

How does everyone else get rid of it?
Not after a single use, for sure, Just pour it back into a bottle to use it next time.

I generally use groundnut oil, and if we cook something contaminating like pakoras or Chinese crispy beef it is no longer suitable for general use such as for chips, so it gets stored separately for next time.

Of course it has a limited number of uses anyway, but for both economic and environmental reasons it makes sense not to simply throw it away after a single use.
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

Yes that's true and I had also these intentions, but the thought came to me about how I eventually get rid of it, which has now been answered. Thanks a lot.
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Food health reasons as well. High levels of BCBs taste nice, but they're not massively good for you. The recommendations I've seen are 3 or 4 times, but up to 8 times for cleaner food, like straight forward chips.
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Food health reasons as well. High levels of BCBs taste nice, but they're not massively good for you. The recommendations I've seen are 3 or 4 times, but up to 8 times for cleaner food, like straight forward chips.
Filtering the BCBs out after each use can also increase the lifespan, as can using high smoking-point oils like the groundnut I prefer (mainly for its neutral taste).
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Re: Sunflower Oil disposal

What's BCB? And yes I've googled or should I say duckduckgoed?
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What's BCB? And yes I've googled or should I say duckduckgoed?
Burnt Crispy Bits. (TM Pratchett?)

I've always called the oil 'Groundnut' simply because that's how it was referred to in Chinese recipe books when I started using it waaay back in the day. Yes, it's just peanut oil, aka Huile d'Arachide in French.

Dunno why, but like in English they too seem to use different words to refer to the nuts (cacahuètes) and the plant or any products derived from them. In British English we also have the term 'monkey nut' which is used to refer to peanuts still in their outer shells.

A bit more expensive than sunflower oil, but I always find the latter to have a flavour I don't particularly like.
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Is there any difference between groundnut and peanut?
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Is there any difference between groundnut and peanut?
Not with the actual nuts but the Americans say groundnuts and the English peanuts.

When we were kids, if they were still in their shells, we used to call them monkey nuts. (U.K.)
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