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Aluminum Grease Dispenser Alternatives

Muddirtt | Apr 8, 201401:45 PM

A couple years ago, I discovered the benefits of keeping bacon grease. Not the twice cooked stuff, but virgin stuff fresh from the bacon.

So, as most Americans do with tight budgets, I went to the Walmart and got a cheap aluminum grease can. Cheap "Mainstays" brand, I believe. It works great, filters the bits nice, etc.

I store it in the fridge, and wash it out brand new and dump the old grease maybe once a year.

One reason I want to move away from this aluminum thing is all the paranoia surrounding the harmful effects on humans. I realize it's probably not true but it'd be peace of mind on me (while I smoke cigarettes, lol).

I haven't noticed, but would an aluminum taste leach into the grease, especially when stored in fridge?

Is there any other alternatives besides stainless steel? Would stainless steel leech a metallic taste also? Is there a glass that would be safe for pouring hot grease into?

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