I am starting to get into frying again. I was wondering if it is ok to store the oil after it has cooled down in its original container or if there is a better option for storage.

  • 2
    I typically gather up the oil after it's cooled down, and pour it bit-by-bit through a funnel + coffee filter into it's original container.
    – user44742
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 22:25
  • It would be helpful to know more about the actual container. Is it metal, plastic or glass? A link to the actual product (in the same container) would be great.
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 9:52
  • Why would it not be safe? What are you concerned about?
    – Robert
    Commented Jun 25, 2016 at 16:44

1 Answer 1


If the container is labelled with one of the standard logos that mark an unconditionally food safe container, there should be no concern: Used peanut oil is still food, so a container specified to deal with food should deal with it too.

If not, assume that the container has only been designed to be safe with the exact, unaltered ingredient shipped in it (oil and plastic chemistry can get very complicated, some edible oils WILL dissolve some plastics).

The best option will always be an airtight, food safe, glass, stored in the dark container well filled.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.