*Cooking Oil Storage*
By: TooshieGalore
30 November 2020

A Rubie posed the following question on one of the Rubicon message boards.

One of the things I would run out of first if I could never go the the store again is cooking oil. How do you store cooking oil? What type has the longest shelf life? What container? Metal cans?

Here is TooshieGalore's reply:

When your oil does go bad it's good for other things. Don't throw it out. (Candles, soap, fire starter, etc.)

I like to store a variety of different options for different types of cooking.

You probably don't need as much as you think. I budget for 2 tbsp's cooking oil for a dinner. That's about 3 gallons per year. I store/rotate a 5 year inventory. Your mileage may vary.

I store mine on food storage shelves, in a room with no windows, in the basement. I open a heavy duty, black lawn and garden trash bag and sit plastic jugs in it, bunching the sides of the bag up about 2 inches and tie a knot in it to form a fairly rigid berm all the way around, ready for any possible leak. So far, there hasn't been any - but golly what a mess if there ever were.



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