How to carry oil?

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punkrockcaveman

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How do you guys carry oil? I'm looking for some spill proof solutions for maybe 100-200ml of cooking oil. I've tried some travel bottles to good effect but they only hold 50ml ish. Also, I don't have any faith in any container with oil after a couple of spillages! So I'm after tried and trusted solutions!

Thanks :)
 

Oliver G

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Contact lens solution bottles are pretty good, you need to slice off the tip of it to give you an opening big enough to fill but they are very secure and being of the rectangular shape pack a bit better.


Here's a like so you can see the bottle.
 

C_Claycomb

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Boots sell some small clear bottles in their Travel section that can be used to carry oil. You can improve sealing, if necessary, by dropping a suitably sized o-ring into the lid.

Then there are the bottles you can get for labware, the widemouth Nalgene style are nice, but there are other options.

I like these:
They say they are food save, and I store acetone in one, so they are certainly leak resistant for oil!
 

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I just carry one of the small plastic jars of coconut oil. Screw cap. Nice and stable to dig out enough with a spoon/knife/small spatula. I think my jar holds about 240g.
It doesn't have the taste of olive oil, but it works fine for most things.
I know someone who carries a similar jar of beef dripping for cooking with when camping. He buys the dripping from the butcher and gets it to the not quite melting stage and packs in into a plastic jar to set.

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Never had any problems with the Poundland 100 & 150ml travel bottles (aside from a label mix up between sunblock & condensed milk). Ebay Labware a good place to start though if you want something specific, failing that screw top tins and a solid fat such as butter or animal fat is a tried & trusted method.
 

punkrockcaveman

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These are all great suggestions thank you :) I'm well up for trying lard/dripping out, I can see that making super tasty bannock
 

C_Claycomb

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Hip flask if got one laying around.
Have you ever eaten or drunk something which you were expecting to be something else? Taking a swig of coffee when you expected tea, if your nose hasn't warned you, it can be quite disgusting, even if you normally don't mind coffee. I don't much go for the idea of getting vegetable oil confused with whiskey for a quick nip! :vomit:
Not that it would be a problem for me since I don't drink whiskey, but it might be for others!:lmao:
 
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Have you ever eaten or drunk something which you were expecting to be something else? Taking a swig of coffee when you expected tea, if your nose hasn't warned you, it can be quite disgusting, even if you normally don't mind coffee. I don't much go for the idea of getting vegetable oil confused with whiskey for a quick nip! :vomit:
Not that it would be a problem for me since I don't drink whiskey, but it might be for others!:lmao:

Conversely, frying some bacon in a couple of splashes of whiskey may be worth an experiment?
 

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Never had any problems with the Poundland 100 & 150ml travel bottles (aside from a label mix up between sunblock & condensed milk). Ebay Labware a good place to start though if you want something specific, failing that screw top tins and a solid fat such as butter or animal fat is a tried & trusted method.
So, did you rub condensed milk on you or drink sunblock?
 

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A good excuse to buy yourself a miniature of your favourite tipple, though they’re on the small side.
 

Jared

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Have you ever eaten or drunk something which you were expecting to be something else? Taking a swig of coffee when you expected tea, if your nose hasn't warned you, it can be quite disgusting, even if you normally don't mind coffee. I don't much go for the idea of getting vegetable oil confused with whiskey for a quick nip! :vomit:
Not that it would be a problem for me since I don't drink whiskey, but it might be for others!:lmao:
Always cautious when dealing with yellow liquids. ;)

Nalgene does have a 350ml clear plastic hip flask, or a Wide Mouth Rectangular Bottle but relatively expensive for just an oil bottle.
 

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If you're just using it for cooking, how about vegetarian suet? Solid - so no leaks, doesn't taste too bad and its flaky texture means that you can control the amount you need in the pan more precisely.
 
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